Pilgrims flocked to Kent during the Middle Ages to visit Canterbury Cathedral, and many hundreds of year’s later tourists are still holidaying here in droves. Nowadays it isn’t just the stunning Canterbury Cathedral that they are looking to set eyes on, but also more of the country’s famous attractions, such as Dover’s White Cliffs, Whitstable’s Oyster Festival and Leeds Castle. Kent was once home to Charles Dickens and visitors can learn more about the author at Dickens’ World or explore some of the towns associated with him, like Broadstairs and Rochester.
The town of Dartford is close to the Bluewater Shopping Centre, whilst in the evening visitors can catch a performance in the Mick Jagger Centre or the Orchard Theatre. Active people will enjoy the golf course at Birchwood Park and the Darent Valley Walk, which goes through the centre of Dartford. Those after a coastal getaway should head to Folkestone, which boasts a picturesque promenade and memorials to the Battle of Britain, including a fascinating museum. In the afternoon spend a few hours trawling through the interesting shops in the Creative Quarter before ending your day with fish and chips at the harbour.
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