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The Garden of England

Welcome to Kent Ideas, the home of everything worth knowing in Kent. Kent is also known as the 'Garden of England' and is one of the most beautiful areas in the UK. Kent is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world and it is also the gateway to Europe with the Channel Tunnel and the Ports of Dover and
Ramsgate all within easy reach. Kent has something to offer every visitor from beautiful Castles, Tourist Attractions as well as some stunning countryside and coastline. There are great choices for Accommodation to suit all budgets and we aim to bring you some of the best and highly reccommended Accommodation in Kent.

Kent Castles

Kent has some beautiful castles such as Leeds Castle, which is almost like a fairytale castle in one of the most amazing settings. Leeds Castle is perfect for a family day out and as they host numerous events throughout the year there is always something of interesting happening there. Kent also has Castles that are not in such good shape but are well worth a visit none the less. Canterbury Castle is Norman Castle and lies about 10 minutes walk from Canterbury East Train Station. Canterbury Castle is one of the three original Royal Castles in Kent, the other two being Rochester Castle and Dover Castle. These castles were built around the time of the Battle of Hastings. Hever Castle is another beautiful Castle in Kent with stunning gardens and grounds as well as being a venue for Family Days Out in Kent. Bodium Castle is another Medieval Castle in Kent that was built in 1935 that has an impressive Gatehouse and original portcullis. Lympne Castle is a 14th Century Castle close to the Romney Marshes well worth a visit if only to see the ornate gardens.

Kent Villages

Kent has some of the most picturesque villages in the country with many Kent Villages hosting traditional events throughout the year. Simply driving through the Kentish Countryside will fill you with images of times gone by as well as stunning views across the county. Some villages in Kent have been made famous thanks to certain TV shows. The haunted village of Pluckley was made famous by the series starring David Jason and Catherine Zeta Jones as well as by the hundreds of visitors who flock to the village in the hope of witnessing some paranormal activity first hand. Many Kent Villages still have some quirky Pubs and Restaurants that offer a range of cuisine to suit each taste. Sometimes it can be lovely just to wander through the countryside and see what you find.

Kent Accommodation

Whether you are visiting Kent for Business or for pleasure Kent offers diverse accommodation such as independently owned Guest Houses and Hotels, Boutique Hotels and Camping and Caravan Sites. There is definitely accommodation in Kent to suit all budgets that are still located in some of the most beautiful parts of the County. Maidstone is the County Town of Kent and is a popular destination for visitors heading over the France as well as a base for people to explore Kent further. Hotels in Kent range from the larger chain of Hotels such as Q-Hotels to smaller, independently owned Hotels and Guest Houses. An overnight stay or a longer break in Kent is well accomodated for with a wide range of Hotels and Accommodation available.

Tourist Attractions in Kent

There are many Tourist Attractions in Kent to suit all the family, from Zoos, Animal Parks, Fun Parks to some of the most beautiful Kent Castles. Tourist Information on Kent Tourist Attractions is readily available from Tourist Information Centres, Hotel Receptions or here online. Hotels may be able to give you information on any Tourist Attractions in Kent that may have any special offers running.


Advance Microdermabrasion
Advance Clinic is a specialist laser and skin care centre located in Maidstone, Kent. Healthy looking skin is achievable by either an IPL treatment or a course...
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Dane John Gardens
Dane John Gardens in Canterbury has been trasnformed in to beautiful gardens with monuments and memorials. There is a bandstand which allows concerts to be...
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Heart of Kent Hospice
The Heart of Kent Hospice is a registered Charity based at Preston Hall, Aylesford near Maidstone in Kent. The Hospice has been open since 1991 and provides...
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Low Cost DVDs
Why pay more for DVDs when we have a regularly updated selection at affordable prices. Simply check out www.lowcostdvds.biz and start saving today.
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Kyla Wight - Singer
Maidstone based Kyla Wight is the 2010 winner of the UK Unsigned competition, bagging herself a recording contract (UKU Records) amongst other interesting...
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Biddenden Vineyard
Biddenden Vineyards is Kent's oldest commercial vineyard and was established in 1969. ten varieties of grape are planted across 22 acres, producing White, Red,...
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Brenchley Gardens
Brenchley Gardens is situated in the centre of Maidstone and is behind Maidstone Museum. It is a haven in a bustling town and is beautifully maintained all...
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Bar 10 in Maidstone
Bar 10 is a welcome addition to the Royal Star Arcade in Maidstone offering a selection of tempting meals and light bites complemented with an enticing...
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Kent, UK is one of the most beautiful counties in England. Also known as the 'Garden of England' it offers something for everyone. Kent has a large coastline with some wonderful places by the sea, Herne Bay, Whitstable, Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Folkestone are all to be found along the Kentish Coast. The county of Kent is full of heritage, places to visist, exceptional accommodation, bars and restaurants. If you are looking for a hotel in Kent then Kent ideas is able to point you in the right direction for some of the best kept Kent hotels.

Kent is easily accessible from London and is the gateway to europe. Ashford International train station is now only 37 minutes away from London St Pancreas and is one of two Kent based train stations that take passengers through the Eurotunnel in to France.

Kent has many attractions, with something to suit every visitor or resident. Check out our What's on Guide to find out the latest live music bands in Kent and other attractions offering special deals. Kent has many museums, galleries, theme parks and an array of pubs and restaurants.

Kent ideas offers the site visitor an insite in to the county of Kent and aims to show off some almost unknown about treasures that exisit throughout the county.

Some villages located in Kent are famous in their own right, many are still market towns with regular farmer's markets selling quality local produce. Kent has some amazing walks to entice the ardent rambler in to it's path. Both coastal and country walks are available and some walks in Kent are suitable for all levels of fitness and expertise.

Kent offers many places of interest and Kent Tourism is a big industry in the County. We are fortunate enough to have many different places that are suitable for family days out and that offer children's activities. A trip to Kent would not be complete without a visit to The Hop Farm which lies just on the outskirts of Maidstone. They have a variety of family events and fun days out as well as offering a campsite and touring caravan site.

The Univeristy of Kent is in Canterbury and is a popular place with students to study. So much so, that a new college has been built 'WOOLF' adding to the four original colleges, Eliot, Darwin, Keynes and Rutherford. Canterbury itself is a beautiful city and still has many independent traders as well as all major chains that you would expect to find on a city High Street. Westage Gardens offer a tranquil resting place in the city centre where you can enjoy a boat trip up and down the River Stour. Christchurch College, now known as Christchurch University is in the city centre while the University of Kent rests on a picturesque campus a few minutes drive away. The Univertisy of Kent is well worth a visit, or perhaps there is something showing at the Gulbenkian Theatre that may take your interest.

If you are a fan of walking then there are many circular Kent Walks throughout the county that will not disappoint. Of course, most of the walks take you to some Kent Pubs, many of which serve food from local produce.

Kent is a county for all, from adrenaline junkies to walkers to tourists to clubbers. There are many outdoor activities such as sky diving in Headcorn that attract many people to the county. If you simply want to devour the food and drink in one of the many stunning Kent Pubs or Kent Restaurants then Kent is a county you will enjoy. If you plan to stay in Kent for a few days then check out the range of Kent Accommodation, Kent Hotels and Kent Guest Houses, there are a lot to choose from to suit all budgets.

Kent has a number of very county typical villages, some have been made famous like Pluckley where 'The Darling Buds of May' was filmed and is also known as the most haunted village in Kent. Aylesford, near Maidstone boasts Kent's smallest Pub (or second smallest depending on who is telling the tale) (The Little Gem). Also just outside Aylesford is The Friars, a popular retreat dating back to the 13th Century. An alternative to your normal
hotels in Kent you could consider staying at The Friars, Aylesford where there 80 bedroomed Guesthouses set in acres of beautiful grounds.

The Kentish Countryside is popular for
walkers and cyclists and there are many organised Kent Walks that guide you to some of the most beautiful parts of Kent. Accommodation is available throughout the County so it wouldn't be hard to walk your way through Kent staying at either Kent Hotels of Kent Guest Houses.

You cannot visit Kent without being drawn to the imposing North Downs. The North Downs is a long chalk ridge that sweeps across the whole of Kent which ends at the White Cliffs of Dover. The North Down's Way leads from Farnigham in Surrey to Dover in Kent for 124 miles.

 

Ashford, Broadstairs, Canterbury, Chatham, Crayford, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Edenbridge, Erith, Faversham, Folkestone, Gillingham, Gillingham, Gravesend, Herne Bay, Hythe, Lydd, Maidstone, Margate, Orpington, Ramsgate, Rochester, Sandwich, Sevenoaks, Sheerness, Sittingbourne, Southborough, Strood, Swanley, Tenterden, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Westerham, Whitstable
Villages near Maidstone
Barming, Bearsted, Bicknor, Boughton Malherbe, Boughton Monchelsea, Boxley, Bredhurst, Broomfield and Kingswood, Chart Sutton, Collier Street, Coxheath, Detling, Downswood, East Farleigh, East Sutton, Frinsted, Harrietsham, Headcorn, Hollingbourne, Hucking, Hunton, Langley, Leeds, Lenham, Linton, Loose, Marden, Nettlestead, Otham, Staplehurst, Stockbury, Sutton Valence, Teston, Thurnham, Tovil, Ulcombe, West Farleigh, Wichling, Wormshill, Yalding
 

Villages in Tonbridge and Malling
 

Aylesford, Birling, Borough Green, Burham, Ditton, East Malling and Larkfield, East Peckham, Hadlow, Hildenborough, Ightham, Kings Hill, Leybourne, Mereworth, Offham, Platt, Plaxtol, Ryarsh, Shipbourne, Snodland, Stansted, Trottiscliffe, Wateringbury, West Peckham, Wouldham, Wrotham,
 

Villages in Tunbridge Wells
 

Bidborough, Brenchley, Capel, Cranbrook, Frittenden, Goudhurst, Hawkhurst, Horsmonden, Lamberhurst, Paddock Wood, Pembury, Sandhurst, Speldhurst, Southborough,
 

Villages in Swale
 

Bapchild, Bobbing, Borden, Boughton-under-Blean, Bredgar, Doddington, Dunkirk, Eastchurch, Eastling, Faversham, Graveney with Goonestone, Hartlip, Herne Hill, Iwade, Leysdown, Lower Halstow, Lynsted, Luddenham, Milstead-on-Sea, Newington, Newnham, Norton, Oare, Ospringe, Queensborough, Rodmersham, Selling, Sheldwich, Teynham, Throwley, Tonge, Tunstall, Upchurch, Warden
 

Villages in Ashford
 

Aldington and Bonnington, Appledore, Bethersden, Bilsington, Boughton Aluph and Eastwell, Brabourne, Brook, Challock, Charing, Chilham, Crundale, Egerton, Godmersham, Great Chart,
Hastingleigh, High Halden, Hothfield, Kenardington, Kingsnorth, Little Chart, Mersham, Molash, Newenden, Orlestone, Pluckley, Rolvenden, Ruckinge, Shadoxhurst, Smarden, Smeeth, Stanhope, Stone-cum-Ebony, Tenterden, Warehorne, Westwell, Wittersham, Woodchurch, Wye,
 

Villages in Canterbury
 

Adisham, Barham, Bekesbourne, Bishopsbourne, Blean, Bridge, Chartham, Chestfield, Fordwich, Hackington, Harbledown, Herne, Hoath, Ickham, Kingston, Littlebourne, Lower Hardes, Petham, Kingsnorth, Stourmouth, Sturry, Thannington Without, Upper Hardes, Waltham, Westbere, Wickhambreaux, Womenswold
 

Villages in Thanet
 

Acol, Birchington, Cliffsend, Manston, Minster, Monkton, St-Nicholas-at-Wade
 

Villages in Dover
 

Alkham, Ash, Aylesham, Capel-le-Ferne, Denton, Eastry, Eythorne, Goodnestone, Great Mongeham, Guston, Hougham Without, Langdon, Lydden, Nonington, Northbourne, Preston, Ringwood, Ripple, River, Sandwich, Shepherdswell, Sholden, St-Margaret-at-Cliffe, Staple, Sutton-by-Dover, Temple Ewell, Tilmanstone, Walmer, Whitfield, Wingham, Woodnesborough, Worth

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