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The county of Kent not only offers an excellent choice of golf courses. There is much more to discover besides, in this beautiful county; so when planning your golf break, ensure that you leave sufficient time to explore and appreciate what the county has to offer, after your game.

 

Rochester Castle KentKent is located in the far southeast region of England. There are plenty of things to do and places to visit in Kent; something to cater for everyone’s needs, there are miles-upon-miles of rolling countryside to walk and explore, all within easy access, via car, train or bus.

 

The county of Kent is steeped in history and heritage, budding historians can explore the many castles, historic houses, Cathedrals and stately homes found throughout the county. Rochester Castle pictured here on the right was one of the earliest castles in this country to be fortified in stone, and is open most of the year.

 

Walking: There are numerous, well defined public foot paths and bridal ways, traversing the Kent countryside. The famous ‘White Cliffs’ of Dover (White Cliffs Country) starting at Kingsdown and finishing at the docks of Dover, or take a more leisurely stroll along the rope walk at Sandwich; for the more seasoned walkers, you could follow the steps of the pilgrims across the ‘North Downs Way’.

 

Cranbrook Union MillKent is endowed with reminders of how working life used to be, whilst travelling through the county, if you look closely enough, you are certain to spy a ‘Windmill’ on the horizon, they can be found dotted throughout the countryside, recreating an impression of a bygone era. Many have been restored to full working order and are open to the public. Pictured here is Cranbrook Union Mill built in 1814 and is the tallest smock mill in England.

 

More windmills can be found at Sandwich, Sarre, Stelling Minnis, West Kingsdown, Wittersham, Woodchurch, Ashford, Dover, Margate, Herne and Meopham.

 

Whilst paying a visit to the ‘White Mill Rural Heritage Centre’ in Sandwich, take the opportunity to visit the medieval town, which lays claim to being one of the most historic towns in the country, the street plan has changed little since the time of Doomsday in 1086, the architecture is well preserved, and there is much to admire, take a river trip from the quay and saviour the surroundings at a gentle pace.

 

Kent also known as the ‘ Garden of England’ has a spectacular display of English gardens; the 14 th century ruins of Scotney Castle with its moat, form the backdrop for one of England’s most romantic gardens. Due to the county’s geography, is also ideal for vineyards, hop fields and fruit growing.


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