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Must Visit Kent - one of Lonely Planet's Best Regions

Have you heard? Kent’s Heritage Coast has made it into the Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2022 list, making our little corner of the world officially the 4th best region to visit…in the world. With that kind of international recognition and as the ONLY UK destination to make it onto the hitlist, we’re declaring 2022 a must visit year for Kent!

With brand new experiences, fab festivals, accommodation to Instagram about and a whole host of beautiful landscapes to discover, let us tell you, this IS the year you really, really #MustVisitKent.

Find out what Lonely Planet loved about our county and how you can discover Kent's Heritage Coast for yourself. 

Remember to check before you travel with the latest guidelines and advice from our friends at Southeastern.

So dive in and take a look at some of our must-sees, must-stays and must-visits and learn all about our little corner of the world.

Need more inspiration? From family friendly accommodation, to autumn breaks and summer plans, we've got it covered. 

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Green Spacers Must Visit

Kent’s Heritage Coast has dazzled Lonely Planet with its Area of Outstanding Natural Beaty, stunning...

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City Escapers Must Visit

We’re shouting it from the clifftops – Kent is one of the best destinations in the WORLD according...

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Families Must Visit

Kent’s Heritage Coast is the 4th best region to visit in 2022, according to leading travel...

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Locals Must Visit

Locals, feel proud; you live in the 4th best region in the world, according to the experts! Yep,...

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Must Visit Medway

Soaked in history, heritage and boasting a lively festivals calendar that swings throughout the year...

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Must Visit Ashford

When it comes to a great base to explore Kent’s Heritage Coast, it doesn’t get much easier than...

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Must Visit English Heritage

Right in the heart of Kent’s Heritage Coast stands three of our county’s most iconic castles, Walmer...

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Must Visit The Historic Dockyard Chatham

A visit to Kent’s Heritage Coast has got to include learning about the area’s sea-faring heritage...


Must Visit Stagecoach Open Top Bus

All aboard! There’s nothing like the wind in your hair and a breath of sea air on the Kent coast....

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Must Visit Kent by train with Southeastern

When it comes to getting around our beautiful county, we LOVE planning days out and breaks that are...

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Must Visit White Cliffs Country

Resting at the very heart of Kent’s Heritage Coast which travel afficionados Lonely Planet declared...

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Must Visit Whitstable Bay with Shepherd Neame

Whitstable – a coastal haven, a foodie’s paradise, a creative hub, and the ultimate inspiration...

For families, we’ve got your school holidays plans sorted, accommodation made for that getaway with grandparents and plans for coastal escapes. We’ve even got the perfect breaks for tricky teens, with adrenalin-fuelled adventures, including paddle-boarding, giant inflatable water parks and high-wire escapades.

Green space-seekers and cultural cravers, you must be here for our rolling landscapes and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Or is it our local food and drink? Maybe our literary links and phenomenal galleries and sculptures? Whichever it is, we’ve got you covered.

While for those looking for that escape from the city, we’ve got wide open spaces, cobbled streets, vineyard views and accommodation worth travelling for. We’re sharing the top must-visit locations (there’s that phrase again), and places to discover what Lonely Planet fell head over heels for.

And locals, we’re not forgetting you. You’ve got weekends to fill and family and friends to entertain. We’re sharing the must-see spots to take them, the best of the fests and accommodation that may even tempt you off for a little weekend away.

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