The Garden of England offers a variety of outdoor activities from bike riding and boating to literary walks and river cruises. The castles and cathedrals are awesome, but visitors should also experience the great natural beauty that exists throughout Kent.
The Kent and East Sussex Railway is a good place to start. It takes passengers on a 21 mile trip through picturesque countryside between Tenterden and Bodiam terminating at the National Trust castle. The train is restored coaches and locomotives that date from Victorian times. Nearby is the Chapel Down winery, the largest producer of English wines.
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Family (2+3 or 1+4)
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Canterbury has a lot to offer including the famous cathedral as well as ghost tours. One of the most popular activities is a river tour through Canterbury’s historic past. Visitors forget the bustle of the city and see places that can only be seen by boat.
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Child up to 12 years
Family 2ad +2ch
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The garden at Sissinghurst Castle is world famous with similarly coloured plants grouped together for 10 separate gardens including the White Garden. Hever Castle, with its narrow moat, is another place where the garden is special. It has topiary of woodland animals as well as live ducks and swans.