Make Kent Your Garden

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Kent is renowned as the Garden of England and we want you to make it your own. Select the icons to refine the content and find information to suit your needs more quickly.

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Sandwich country breaks

Come and explore the beautiful countryside of Rural Sandwich,where medieval history lies side-by-side with spectacular views and scenic landscapes.

Situated close to the towns of Deal and Dover and within only 2 miles from the coast, this extraordinary little town holds a spectacular nature reserve, historic buildings, 2 world-class golf courses and of course, the origin of the sandwich itself!

Important agriculturally, inland you will find shelter belts of poplars or alders enclosing orchards, soft fruits and horticultural crops, reinforcing Kent's reputation as the ‘Garden of England'. Being coastal there is also a strong maritime heritage here as well, with Sandwich being one of the original Cinque Ports. This area is also popular with cyclists - National cycle route 1 passes through Deal and Sandwich on its way to Canterbury and there are several local bike hire options and plenty of flat routes enabling you to discover many off the beaten track areas. 

Here are just a few suggestions for things to do and see, to help you truly experience the rural attractions of this tranquil area of East Kent. Take your pick, combine several different excursions, have a brilliant time.

An active break

Family fun

An outdoors break

Romantic break

Pick n' mix