We’ll show you around the county known as the ‘Garden of England’. There are castles, stately homes, cathedrals, pretty villages… and picturesque seaside resorts. You can do this tour in a day from London, but please note you can see 2 to 3 venues per day you cannot see all that is stated below. So please let us know when booking what you want to see out of some of the places on this page. If you do want to see them all you would need to a book a 2 to 4 day overnight tour, please let us know if this also interests you
Chartwell was bought as a family home by Sir Winston Churchill in the 1920s, and you can still see his daily newspapers and cigars lying around. The house looks out over the stunning gardens and the Weald of Kent with its wooded countryside, hop fields and orchards. The museum displays exhibits from the great statesman’s life including photographs, uniforms and medals.
You will notice the atmosphere buzzing with activity at the North Kent resort of Whitstable, with its working harbour, picturesque lanes, fish market and yacht club. The world-famous ‘Whitstable oyster’ has been collected here since Roman times along with other kinds of fish, the delights of which can be sampled in one of the many restaurants in the town.
The small village of Hever is home to the magnificent Hever Castle, that dates back to the 13th century. Anne Boleyn lived here in the 15th century until she literally lost her head to Henry VIII. American millionaire William Waldorf Astor restored the castle in the 1900s, landscaping the beautiful gardens that you can still enjoy today. You can also stay here for a night of luxury, if you want to live like a Laird.
The picturesque village of Leeds is the idyllic setting for one of the country’s most stunning castles. Leeds Castle was built shortly after the Norman Conquest on two islands in the River Len. It’s surrounded by 500 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland. As well as rare paintings and tapestries, there’s a ‘dog collar museum’ (the only one in Britain!) and an aviary for rare birds.
Kentish oast house