Coast & Countryside

Most of Kent's beaches and resorts are within 20 minutes drive of Howfield, including the genteel fishing port of Whitstable, the bright lights and attractions of Margate, the bustling and historic port of Ramsgate and the beautiful sandy beaches near Sandwich and Deal.

Further south, the port of Dover provides fast and easy access to continental Europe along with many other attractions inluding a famous castle, and the resorts of Folkestone and Hythe offer many of the attractions of the traditional British seaside town.

Kent is renowned as the "Garden of England" and nowhere is this more in evidence than at Sissinghurst, one of the worlds most celebrated gardens.  You could combine this with a visit to Royal Tunbridge Wells, an elegant Georgian Spa Town with excellent shops and restaurants. Or simply enjoy the unspoilt Kent countryside, including the rolling hills of the Weald and many beautifully preserved windmills.

All in all, the Kent coastline and countryside offers many attractions for all types of visitor.

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Other Attractions

There are many attractions and historic places to visit in our area all within an hours drive, including:

Leeds Castle
Set on two islands, this castle in the heart of Kent has been home to royalty, lords and ladies for over 1000 years.
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Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
Set in 600 acres of land near Ashford, Port Lympne and neighbouring Howletts were set up by the late John Aspinall with the aim of protecting and breeding rare and endangered species and returning to safe areas in their native homeland
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Historic Dockyards
The 400 year old dockyard at Chatham houses the most important concentration of historic naval architecture anywhere in the world.
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Rochester Cathedral
Rochester is Englands second oldest Cathedral founded in 604AD by Bishop Justus. Nearby Dickens World chronicles the life and times of one of Rochesters most celebrated residents.
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For those who prefer the bright lights of the city, London is less than 45 minutes from us by train, with several trains running every hour.