When you’re fed up of waiting in overly crowded restaurants, bored with landing front-row seats in the cinema and tired of aimlessly walking around heaving shopping centres, we have the answer for you. We pride ourselves as being old romantics over here in Kent and our beautiful county is sure to hold the perfect spot for you and your loved one to enjoy. So throw the cinema tickets in the air and step into your romantic date idea paradise…
To impress your nearest and dearest with a date idea to remember, take a stroll around sensational Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens. Escape the hustle and immerse yourselves in some all-important quality time as you wander through the tranquil grounds. Staying open for the first time during the winter this year, you can now enjoy the changing colour and texture of the glorious gardens in the colder months. You’re sure to snap up a few picture-perfect shots here as well, so you can count on adding a few new additions to your memory box.
Boasting landscaped gardens flourishing in seasonal colour, a scenic 14th century moated castle and a captivating country house all in a beautiful wooded estate, Scotney Castle in Tunbridge Wells offers the perfect spot for a romantic escape. Take a stroll in the picturesque gardens elegantly designed by Edward Hussey III in the 1830’s, and admire the bursts of oranges, reds and golds against the backdrop of the idyllic castle.
If the sound of munching popcorn in a crowded cinema has become too much to handle and you’ve been left desperately searching for a unique spot to spend time with your loved one, how about raising a glass with Shepherd Neame? Standing as Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame has a fascinating history waiting to be discovered. So why not head along to a tour and unravel the secrets behind the brewing process? And of course, enjoy a tipple or two, or three, (no one is judging) along the way!
Relax and unwind in the heart of The Garden of England at The Pig Hotel at Bridge Place. Luxuriate in the romantic atmosphere and cosy nooks that this decadent hotel provides whilst indulging in a bottle of the locally produced Simpsons’ wine.
What better way to celebrate your love than by taking a romantic stroll, chatting away with only the sound of nature to distract you? Stretch your legs and wander around beautiful Bewl Water, home to the largest stretch of open water in the South East. With a 12.5 mile walk surrounding the reservoir, this is the perfect way to unwind. Or, if you would prefer to sit back and soak in the sights of the calm waters, how about making use of the of the water taxi? Make sure you get your cameras at the ready, as the panoramic views of the sun setting against the water offers a truly romantic sight to behold!
For the foodie couples who's ideal evening consists of indulging in a magnificent meal, we have the perfect spot for you. Visit the Old Fishmarket Champagne and Seafood Bar, the jewel In Tunbridge Wells' crown, to tantalise taste buds with a delicious seafood dish. To finish, refresh the palate with a glorious glass of locally produced wine or cider from Chapel Down and Hush Heath Winery. Be sure to walk off those food comas after the meal and chat away the evening with a leisurely stroll along The Pantiles.
How about making a night of it at one of Kent’s luxurious hotels? Rest your eyes in the heart of captivating Canterbury, at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge. Spend the evening exploring the vibrant nightlife of the wonderful city, then head back to your stylish bedroom to relax and unwind. Enjoy a well-rested slumber and wake up to beautiful views of the Cathedral, enjoyed from the comfort of your bedroom window!
Set in 22 acres of picture perfect parkland and set back from tree-lined lanes, be prepared to fall in love at first sight with this romantic venue. Surrounded by a lake, manicured gardens and farmland dotted with cows, prepare to wow your other half with the opulence and grandeour of this remarkable Grade I hotel. From mews classic to the manor house master suites, the hotel offers a variety of uniquely styled bedrooms, so you’re sure to find one of your taste. Warm by the fireplaces, wander the halls or indulge in a delicious dinner in the two AA Rosette Restaurant.