By Jasmine McGee
United Kingdom
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London is an international hub known for an array of culture and rich history, but nestled 35 minutes outside the city is the London’s hidden jewel, Kent, UK.  Known as the Garden of England, Kent is a stunning main attraction for tourists looking for extensive coastlines that offer extraordinary beaches, watersports, history, and rich heritage waiting to be discovered.

With such a close proximity to London, travelers have a few different airports to choose from. The major and most convenient airport is Manston-Kent’s International Airport (MSE.) Another widely selected airport is London Heathrow Airport (LHR,) and from the airport you can conveniently train or hire a car to help you safely reach Kent.  There are many different routes to take in reaching Kent, but is here to make the planning process a breeze. Click here ( to begin booking your trip. Once you’ve booked your trip, allow to ease your mind and help you find a cozy place to stay. From bed and breakfasts, cottages, beachfront properties, city chic hotels, and more, can help you find the right accommodation by clicking here (

Once you’ve arrived in Kent and have gotten accustomed to your temporary humble abode, the first thing to do is embark on a tour of the cities gardens, romantic castles, museums, and elegant vineyards. The city has a few different gardens filled with soulful aromas and dazzling colors, but the most impressive garden is the World Garden of Plants at Lullingstone Castle. The garden has become very famous due to its rich history and unique shape; the garden is constructed in the shape of the world map and its collection contains plants from around the world.  Once you’ve taken in the beautiful aromas of the flowers, be sure to visit the following gardens: Sissinghurst, Victorian Emmetts Garden, the gardens at Mount Ehpraim, and Brogdale, a garden with a national fruit collection.

Any trip to England wouldn’t be complete without diving into the rich history and beauty of historic castles. The city of Kent boasts an intricate selection of historical castles that offer a once in a lifetime experience. Take a trip through history and step into the real-life ambiance of King Henry VIII by visiting Hever Castle. The castle has many artifacts that tell the whirlwind story of Anne Boleyn and her romance with the King. Once you’ve immersed yourself in the rich history of the King, head on over to Knole, England’s largest treasure house.

Perhaps you are in search of history that tells the story of England’s Secret Wartime Tunnels, then be sure to stop by Dover Castle. The castle was of great importance during WWII because hostile forces felt that it lead the way to “unlocking” England. The castle is just one of the many historic sites that is filled with rich history that is scattered throughout the lovely city of Kent. If you’re a big history buff, then be sure to visit Deal Castle, Ightham Mote, Walmer Castle & Garden, Canterbury Cathedral, St Martin’s Church, and Charwell, Winston Churchill’s country home. After a long day of visiting the romantic and historic castles that Kent has to offer, prepare for a relaxing night out on the town.  The city and unique towns of Maidstone, Canterbury, and Royal Tunbridge Wells have vibrant bars, restaurants, nightclubs, theatre, and live music. For a small fee you can even take a romantic candlelight evening river tour and take in the exquisite views of Kent.

Kent has golf courses, quaint shopping districts, spas, countryside views and vineyards, cathedrals, gardens, castles, museums, and much more, but the best thing about Kent is it’s perfect location on the coastline. Kent has different coasts to fit every tourist’s need. For watersports enthusiasts Kent’s active coast is the number one spot for clean water, fresh air, and beautiful backdrops for the sporting activity of your choice. If you have the inkling to snap some stunning photographs, then head over to the scenic Eastern coast of Kent. For even more photographs rich with history, be sure to also stop by Heritage Coast.

With such a wide variety of attractions to keep a tourist occupied, Kent is truly a majestic Garden of England retreat waiting to be explored. If you’re in search of a beautiful combination of rich history, relaxation, and scenic views, then let help you book your trip to Kent, UK.  The Garden of England is just a few clicks away!