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Heritage Itineraries

Explore the Kingdom of Kent

Once a separate kingdom, and England's oldest county, Kent can trace trails deep into an enthralling past. Here are just a few self-drive itneraries to help you explore Kent's heritage.

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Frontline Kent

As we approach a momentous anniversaries in 2018 – 100 years since the end of World War One, Kent invites you to come on a friendly invasion. 

Defence of the realm

Make Dover your base to journey along the ‘frontline of history'. Centuries of defence-boosting activity, from the reign of Henry VIII to World War II, are right here in Kent.

Friends, Romans, Vikings

The Kent coast has long been the gateway to friends and foe, and each has left a mark. Come and retrace their steps on an enthralling historical adventure.

Henry II - dramatic royal adventures in Kent

Henry II, one of England's most powerful kings, reigned (1154-89) over truly dramatic episodes in the country's history. Visit the evocative locations where crucial scenes played out.

Kent's Cathedral Cities

Reach deep into the country's spiritual heartland at sone of the mightiest cathedrals in England, then get off the beaten track to some of the lesser-known treasures.

My lords, ladies

The Garden of England has been playground to royals and aristocrats for centuries. Come and relive the razzle-dazzle of high society and be inspired by the present day lords and ladies who keep alive Kent's rich heritage.

Monarchs, Mistresses and Martyrs

Tour Kent's magnificent castles and stately houses to find the scrumptious real-life settings for the dramatic love intrigues of King Henry VIII. 

A Royal Progress around the Garden of England

Tour Kent in the footsteps of Kings and Queens both past and present, to cathadrals, castles and coast top hear compelling tale and viewdazzling treasures