10 feel good Kent photos to celebrate English Tourism Week

To mark English Tourism Week this year (25th May - 31st May) we’re taking a leisurely walk (or should we say scroll…) down memory lane, revisiting some of the most striking photos taken of our wonderful county over the past year. 

Now, we couldn’t possibly narrow down our favourite snaps of Kent to just 10 (in fact, we're not sure we'd even be able to whittle it to 100), so we’ve approached this endeavour the fairest way we know how by passing the baton over to you, our wonderful Visit Kent followers. 

That's right, we've crunched the numbers and totted up those likes over on our Instagram, and today we're delighted to share with you 10 of our top feel good photos as determined by you. Drum roll please... 

Canterbury

Cobbled streets? Check. Pretty lights twinkling against the night sky? Check. Iconic attraction centre of focus? Triple check. Is it any wonder Butchery Lane is one of the most photographed streets in Canterbury city centre, when it frames the striking outline of Canterbury Cathedral this perfectly?

Eynsford

We're taking a trip outside of the city with this next photo, and instead heading to the picturesque village of Eynsford nestled in Sevenoaks. This region’s rolling hills are dotted with towns and villages rich in heraldry, nostalgia, and perfect for snapping postcard-worthy pictures just like this one. #WishYouWereHere... 

The River Stour

Row, row, row your boat... Weaving straight through the middle of historic Canterbury city, enjoy countless photo opportunities when you take a leisurely stroll alongside the serene River Stour. Some of our top vantage points? Head to The King's Bridge in the centre of town to see if you can spot the medieval ducking stool, jutting out over the river. Alternatively, pause for a moment of peace and tranquility riverside in wonderful Westgate Gardens. Bliss! 

Sevenoaks

Well would you just look at that view?! If the brilliant blue sky and golden carpet of blooms snapped here haven't got you instantly reaching for your trainers, ready to get wonderfully lost in the Garden of England, honestly we're not quite sure what will... 

Scotney Castle

We’re currently enjoying some warmer, brighter weather as summer arrives in the Garden of England, however, this photo of stunning Scotney Castle is a firm reminder that our charming county remains just as picturesque when winter rolls around. With its charming country house, romantic garden, 14th century moated castle and beautiful wooded estate, this National Trust spot is one of our favourites.

Hever Castle & Gardens

From the romantic Italian Garden with its stone loggia and beautiful lake, to the quintessentially English rose garden planted with 4,000 roses or the Blue Corner packed with hyacinths, hydrangeas, ceanothus, and some pretty sensational scents, you’ll forgive us for being head over heels in love with idyllic Hever Castle & Gardens...

Deal 

Anyone for a dip? It's almost tempting when looking out at these dreamy pink and purple hues over delightful Deal Pier, isn’t it? We’re suckers for a sunset sky as it is, but there’s just something about Kent’s coastal sunsets that seriously take our breath away.
And b-r-e-a-t-h-e...

The Romney Marsh

The saying "you could hear a pin drop" is amongst the first to spring to mind when admiring the unique and distinctive Romney Marsh landscape captured here, and we've got to say, we're not mad about it! The promise of a little peace, tranquility, and escapism from everyday life that this photo brings is all-too-alluring... 

Aylesford

Mirror mirror on the wall, isn't this photo of Aylesford the fairest of them all? We're pausing for 'reflection' whilst admiring one of the many hidden gems the Garden of England has to offer. Did you know, the marvellous Medieval bridge pictured here is believed to date back as far as the 14th century? 

Folkestone 

Where Kent's North Downs tumble into the English Channel, we've fallen head over heels in love with fabulous Folkestone. And, with its pretty pastel streets, cutting-edge art and culture, and unrivalled views across the Channel to France, can you really blame us?