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Welcome back to Kent

Our gardens are dressed in their autumnal best, our local produce has been freshly picked, our cosy pubs have lit the fires, and our hotels and holiday cottages have opened their doors. Yes, Kent is ready and waiting, and we’re looking forward to welcoming you back!

Whether you’re looking for that autumn escape, or are planning your winter break, our days out, overnight stays and events offer the perfect stress-free staycation, so you can rest assured you’ll finally have the holiday you’ve been longing for. Plus, as our businesses are proudly displaying VisitBritain's We're Good to Go kitemark, all you’ll need to worry about is packing and whether you fancy a coastal break or countryside escape (we recommend both).

With coast surrounding us, miles of countryside, cultural hotspots and easy transport links, we’re sharing everything from family friendly days out, to romantic retreats and leaf-crunching walks.

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Plan your autumn break in Kent

Leaf-crunching walks, vibrant views, auburn leaves and gorgeous sunsets, take one look at our...

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New ways to #ExperienceKent

If you’re looking for a new way to discover Kent, we’ve rounded up a whole host of partners...

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Coffee shops and brunch spots

Kent has a number of foodie spots for a leisurely brunch with friends, or a quick pastry and a cup...

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Winter walks in Kent

Walks around the beautiful county of Kent are bountiful, whether your favourite is countryside or...

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Autumn gardens in Kent

With autumn just around the corner it’s time to start planning days out in Kent. From pick your own...

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Star Gazing in Kent

Let us take you on a journey of the best places to see the stars in Kent…

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Raise a glass to Kent's vineyards

Take a vineyard tour, visit a tasting room and find out out about how Kent is home to some of the...

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Educational days out in Kent

After spending so much quality time with those little ones in the summer, there’s no need to be...

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Date night plans

Fairy tale castes, winding streets, rose-filled gardens and romantic retreats…call us biased, but we...

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Top cosy winter pubs

Whether it's a roaring fire, gastronomic delights or windswept sea views you're looking for, our top...

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Instagrammable Autumn locations

Autumn is arguably the prettiest season of the year, and from our phones we can discover the beauty...

Families, it’s time to bust the boredom and venture out for some fun. Take a look at our educational days out, from castles adventures, to museums packed with curious finds, and forever banish the cries of “I’m bored”. 

Couples, whether you feel as though you’ve spent rather a lot of time at home with your partner lately, or you’re looking for a location to woo someone special, we’re here to help with our date night plans and weekends away. From wine in the vines, to fairy-tale castle stays, we’ve got all the insider info on that perfect date night location, or place to pop a certain question…

For those seeking an outdoor adventure, our wide skies and rural hideaways are made for a star-gazing expedition, while our leaf-crunching winter walks are perfectly paired with our favourite cosy pubs, so settle in for a fire-side post-walk pint and Sunday lunch. 



Our county has long been lauded as the Garden of England and our Instagram grid is flooded with vibrant views and sunset shots. This autumn we're embracing the opportunity to experience more of what's right on our doorstep and sharing our favourite autumnal Insta-worthy spots so you can discover just how photogenic our little corner of the country truly is. And while we’re at it, we’ve even enlisted the help of some of our Insta-friends to #ExperienceKent like never before and share even more top tips and inspiration for the perfect Kent staycation.

And speaking of staycation inspiration, allow us to share our favourite autumn gardens and sights so you can start planning that fall break. Boston Ivy climbing castles, coffee shops and brunch spots, and vineyards ready for harvesting – we do love a bit of autumn colour!



Excited to plan your escape? It's all ready and waiting in Kent...

Before you embark on your adventures, please do check our partner websites as many attractions and locations now request that you pre-book. There may also be procedures in place in order to keep their staff and visitors safe. Take a look at our guidance on how to best Respect, Protect and Enjoy our wonderful Kent attractions and landscapes.

Getting here

Travel with Arriva

Plan your journey, track your bus in real-time, buy, store and activate tickets all in on one handy app. Search Arriva UK Bus app in your app store which is free to download or visit You can also plan your journey, buy tickets and check out the latest news and offers online at

Travel with Southeastern

Visiting the Garden of England couldn’t be easier by train – just sit back, relax and enjoy the Kent countryside as you travel. Just a short hop on the train and you can explore the beautiful Kent countryside, historic buildings and stunning coastal views – not forgetting plenty of pit-stops for an ice cream! Plus, with Southeastern's list of favourite spots for a relaxing stroll that are all just a hop away on the train, we recommend lacing up your walking boots and discovering Kent's countryside, from coast to rural locations for a real local escape.


For low-cost travel around Kent, try Stagecoach’s bus services. Stagecoach makes it easy to get to and from main towns and attractions including the iconic Canterbury Cathedral, blue flag beaches in Thanet, several nature reserves and the historical Dover Castle on the White Cliffs of Dover.


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