Situated in the south east corner of England, the county of Kent, popularly know as the Garden of England, has a rich cultural heritage going back to Roman times and beyond, with an array of historic buildings such as Dover Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Leeds Castle to attract visitors. Gateway to the Continent, it also boasts some of the finest coastline in the United Kingdom, from the glorious stretch of the Camber Sands, to the popular surf beach at Joss Bay and the beauty of Minnis Bay, with its array of water sports and stunning Turner sunsets.
Its close proximity to London, the home counties and Europe, has always made Kent an attractive place for visitors. People come in search of culture in cities such as Canterbury and Rochester or the newly regenerated Margate with its Turner Contemporary gallery, history in Dover and Sandwich, the peace of its unspoilt countryside in beautiful villages such as Chilham, fine cuisine in its many highly regarded pubs and restaurants like the Sportsman at Seasalter and Reeds at Faversham, and last but not least, recreation. A huge array of activities are on offer, from golf to horse riding, walking, cycling, shooting, fishing, sailing, wind surfing and kite boarding, to name but a few. The world really is your oyster – and you can find those in the ever popular bars and restaurants in Whitstable.
People choose to live in Kent because of the great quality of life on offer. Its countryside, beaches and many excellent state and private schools, make it an attractive place to bring up a family. Coastal resorts such as Whitstable, Minnis Bay and Broadstairs are a popular choice for holiday homes for those living in and around London and the beautiful harbour at Ramsgate attracts the yachting fraternity from all over the UK and Europe. Kent is also a popular choice for those looking for peace and quiet in retirement, or people just wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Don’t just take our word for it, however, come and see what Kent has to offer for yourself!