Category Archives: Places in Kent

Dover Castle

Perched high on a hill looking down on Dover is the splendid Dover Castle.  There is so much history packed into this iconic castle, from Romans to the second world war. We hit the castle on a fine bank holiday Monday, with … Continue reading

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Hever Castle

Hever is the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.  As well as being seeped in history, it has beautiful gardens to enjoy and is great fun.  A real win – win and a fantastic family day out. One of these days … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is a wonderful British invention, believed to be introduced in the early 1840s to stem the hunger before dinner at between 8 and 9pm.  The 7th Duchess of Bedford, Anna, is said to have complained of “having that … Continue reading

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Bluebells at Emmetts Gardens

It is hard to think of a more beautiful sight than the sun shining on a woodland floor carpeted with bluebells… Emmetts Gardens at Ide Hill near Sevenoaks is particularly renowned for its bluebells.  And we love bluebells, so for that … Continue reading

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Sissinghurst Castle

“What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful” Vita Sackville-West We presume Vita very much had Sissinghurst in her mind when she wrote this.  Nestled in the beautiful village of Sissinghurst is Sissinghurst Castle, where … Continue reading

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Kent Life

Spring is the time for lambs and farm visits with small children.  And there were just a few signs of Spring at the weekend so it was off to Kent Life in Maidstone. There are many things that I could … Continue reading

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Westerham

Westerham is one of our favourite towns/villages in Kent.  It is just the right size to while away a couple of hours and has lots of independent shops (in case you hadn’t guessed from our last blog, we are big … Continue reading

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Tenterden

Tenterden is a classical Kent town.  It has the charming combination of slightly more upmarket high street shops (we didn’t spot a pound shop!) mixed with independents.  Ok, we would love to see more independents, but I guess that is … Continue reading

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