Tour cultural treasures and grand designs.
The county of Kent has much to offer anyone wishing to experience a cultural short break. Kent’s seaside towns are rapidly evolving, shaking off their ‘kiss-me-quick’ reputations, and acquiring a chic, artistic image. Away from the coast Canterbury and Maidstone’s arts venues are the subject of major regeneration projects.
Here is are some self-drive itineraries to help you explore Kent's cultural attractions and to experience a taste of Kent life.
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Love to be beside the seaside? It's not simply the salt air that refreshes your spirits. Kent's diverse coastal panoramas - elegant seafronts and promenades, bright beach huts and twisting streets - work their distinctive magic too.
Make Canterbury the gateway for your cultural tour, beginning with the thrilling statement in stone that is Canterbury Cathedral. Look up to the sprays of rib vaulting in the 14th century
Perpendicular Gothic nave and feel your imagination soar with such daring medieval design.
Whatever man has built in coastal Kent, nature more than matches, from the wild beauty of Dungeness to the iconic White Cliffs and sandy bays of Thanet. There's nothing like majestic seascapes, organically fashioned over millennia, for rebalancing the yin and yang.
Sample a taste of Kent with feesh local produce and special delicacies from around the county.