Explore Kent

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Exploring Kent

Located in a picture-perfect setting at the heart of the Alkham Valley, the Marquis at Alkham provides a complete boutique hotel experience within easy reach of Canterbury, Dover, and Folkestone. A stay at our country restaurant with rooms enables you to experience a wealth of cultural and natural attractions, with rolling countryside and towns and villages packed with things to see and do, all combining to offer a host of activities to enrich your stay.

What to do during your stay

Whether you plan on staying for a long weekend, or are simply stopping overnight, heading out into the surrounding areas around Alkham will provide a range of attractions to complement your stay.

Kent is renowned for its abundance of sublime natural scenery and, whether it’s countryside or coast, you are but a short distance from sights that will live long in the memory. From the iconic White Cliffs of Dover to the undulating landscapes of the North Downs, there is scenery to behold at every turn. You may even choose to wander through some of Kent’s exquisitely scenic vineyards to learn more about local produce and soak up the views.

History and culture, meanwhile, will come alive with a visit to some of Kent’s most renowned attractions. Leeds Castle – the ‘loveliest castle in the world’ – and Dover Castle evoke the glory of years gone by, while Canterbury Cathedral and the Historic Dockyard at Chatham represent some of the most popular attractions to visitors from around the globe.

Of course, a stay in Kent isn’t just about history and natural scenery. A thriving nightlife is yours to experience, with bars, restaurants, theatres and more all available, while sporting events and some of the best shopping in the South East can also be enjoyed.

Natural attractions

Embracing the climate is essential for any short break throughout the UK and, when it comes to winter, making sure you brave the cold can result in some truly rewarding experiences. Wrapping up warm and heading out on a winter walk will reveal the great outdoors in a refreshing new light. From your base at the Marquis, you have the opportunity to discover the best walks in Kent, whether as a solo explorer, on a romantic ramble, or as part of a family entourage.

Why stay at the Marquis?

Not only does the Marquis at Alkham offer an exceptional location from which to explore Kent. Our rooms are packed with the very best amenities and provide a tranquil escape from the bustle of everyday life. Our restaurant, meanwhile, ensures that only the very best cuisine can be enjoyed on site, with acclaimed chefs delivering contemporary cuisine packed with local produce and rich flavours. Find out more about staying at the Marquis at Alkham by contacting us today.