In the most south easterly corner of England is ‘the Garden of England’ aka the county of Kent. Just 21 miles from the European mainland, Kent is the gateway to France so is of historic importance, especially when studying various invasions from over the years.
With an extensive rail system, ferries to France and Belgium, as well as nearby Gatwick Airport, Kent is easy to explore whether you are visiting for two days or two weeks.
Home to the birthplace of Christianity in Britain, the city of Canterbury is a major tourist city, and quite rightly so. Although massively bombed during the war, Canterbury boasts a huge variety of historic gems, the city is also a major centre for Pilgrimage.
Kent is also home to a beautiful coastline with plenty of beaches and traditional seaside towns such as Whitstable.