7 things to do in Kent
4 September 2017 |Advice & Guidance
Kent! The Garden of England. Gateway to Europe. Rural beauty on London’s doorstep. The perfect blend of spectacular coastline, picturesque countryside, and a rich and interesting history. At FineLine, we are proud to operate in one of England’s most beautiful, thriving, and diverse counties. Having been in business for the last 50 years, we have been installing our high-quality windows, doors, and conservatories across Kent for decades.
If you live in Kent, you’ve probably seen our installation teams working on a property somewhere near you (likely benefiting from one of our amazing finance deals – those lucky Kentish folk). From Margate to Maidstone and Folkestone to Sevenoaks, our knowledge of Kent is unsurpassed. As a Kent company, we’ve decided to compile a list of 7 of the best things to do and see in Kent, perfect for both locals and visitors alike.
1. White Cliffs of Dover
No visit to Kent would be complete without seeing the White Cliffs of Dover. On a fine day, these iconic chalk outcrops can be seen from France. Take a stroll along the cliff tops and admire the breath-taking views across the Channel, then relax at one of Dover’s many tea rooms, pubs, or restaurants.
2. Chartwell House
Churchill’s former home is packed full of memorabilia celebrating one of England’s greatest politicians. Set in extensive grounds, with a little exploration you may stumble across Churchill’s seat. The seat, positioned on the bank of the Golden Orfe pond is painted in classic Chartwell Green. The colour favoured by Churchill went on to become the colour of choice for many of our fenestration products.
3. Hever Castle and Gardens
Wander further back in time to this Tudor mansion located just outside Edenbridge. The childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle contains a large collection of Tudor paintings, antique furniture, and instruments of torture. In the extensive grounds, there is a yew maze, Italianate gardens, herb garden, and impressive topiary.
4. Canterbury Cathedral
The birthplace of Christianity in the UK. Founded in 597 and extended over the following centuries to contain a shrine to murdered archbishop St. Thomas Beckett, Canterbury Cathedral attracts pilgrims from around the world. The inspiration for medieval poet Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, it remains the cathedral of today’s Archbishop of Canterbury.
Visit Whitstable and sample the world-famous Whitstable oysters. Enjoy the sea air at Whitstable beach and harbour and admire the numerous 19th century buildings in the town centre.
6. Knole Deer Park
1,000-acre Knole Deer Park is set in the grounds of Knole House. One of England’s largest houses, it was constructed in the 15th century and is home to a wealth of period artefacts and impressive architecture.
7. FineLine showrooms
Last but not least on our list are our two stylish showrooms. Come along to our centres in Dartford or Maidstone and gain inspiration for your home improvement plans. Browse our product range, try out our windows and doors, and speak to one of our friendly advisors about the best solution for your home improvement plans.
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