Things to Do in Kent

The county is brimming with a widely varied landscape, attractions for the family and cultural events so you will always find activities and things to do in Kent no matter what time of year you visit. We have highlighted just a few of our favourite and most iconic places to go.

The White Cliffs of Dover

Famous throughout the world, The White Cliffs of Dover are one of the county’s most striking natural features. The unmistakable chalky cliffs offer fabulous walks and phenomenal views of the English Channel and the coast of France.


This pretty seaside town has undergone a major regeneration over the last few years and has started to see a renaissance, making it a nostalgic and retro place to visit in Kent. It is home to the multi-million pound Turner Contemporary, a charming old town and miles of sandy beaches.

Canterbury Cathedral

Dating back to medieval times, Canterbury Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. It boasts imposing architecture and its walls once witnessed the murder of Thomas Becket. Its stained glass windows and Gothic Quire make it a breathtaking building that anyone visiting Kent should go and see.

Dover Castle

Roosting above the white cliffs and acres of lush countryside, Dover Castle affords some of the most dramatic views in the county. Built to protect the English shores from invasion, this historic castle makes an exciting day out for children and adults alike.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Uncover the fascinating maritime heritage at this award-winning dockyard. Explore its museums, galleries and warships, and enjoy a range of organised family activities.

Secret War Time Tunnels

Buried deep beneath the White Cliffs of Dover, this maze of tunnels was used as an underground hospital and military enclave during World War II.

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