|CHIDDINGSTONE CASTLE||Castles & Historic Monuments|
|Hill Hoath Road, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7AD|
Re-modelled in the late Georgian "castle style", this enchanting fantasy dates back five hundred years.
It houses fabulous collections of the late owner Denys Bower - historic furnishings and paintings, Royal Stuart memorabilia, Japanese lacquer, Egyptian and Buddhist antiquities.
Picturesque extensive parkland and lake, as well as our award winning orangery.
Children's activity rooms available with admission ticket.
|ROCHESTER CASTLE||Castles & Historic Monuments|
Rochester Castle is one of the best preserved and finest examples of Norman architecture in England.
The castle has had a chequered history, having been three times subjected to siege and in 1215 partly demolished by King John, who gained entry by undermining the south-east tower, using the fat from 40 pigs to set fire to the pit props.
A model has been installed in the castle’s chapel showing how the castle would have looked in the 14th century.
|CRANBROOK UNION MILL||Castles & Historic Monuments|
|The Hill, Cranbrook, Kent|
A fine working smock mill and one of the tallest in the country. Built in 1814 and still grinding corn today for demonstration. In 2003/2004 complete restoration work was carried out by Kent County Council in restoring the original Kentish sweeps to their former glory.
|Tel: 01580 712256 / 712984|
|HEVER CASTLE & GARDENS||Castles & Historic Monuments|
|Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG|
Childhood home of Ann Boleyn, dating back to 1270. Step back into the splendour of the Tudor Court as it is recreated with costumed figures, displays and portraits. Plus 35-acres of Italian gardens featuring a lake, maze, Tudor Garden, herb garden and unique 'splashing' water maze. Adventure playground including NEW Henry VIII's Tower Maze, gift shop, garden shop, restaurants.
Old Soar Manor
Plaxtol, Borough Green, TN15 0QX
Tel: 01732 810378
Old Soar Manor -
Remains of a late
13th-century knightâ€™s dwelling.
This is all that is left of the manor house of
c. 1290 which stood here until the 18th
The solar chamber over a barrel-vaulted
undercroft was once inhabited by a medieval
South Foreland Lighthouse
The Front, St. Margarets Bay, Dover, Kent, CT15 6HP
Tel: 01304 852463
High upon the famous White Cliffs stands this magnificent lighthouse, built in 1843.
This historic building was the site of Faraday's work in pioneering the use of electricity in lighthouses, and was the first to display an electrically powered signal.
The lighthouse was used by Marconi about 100 years ago to perform radio telegraphy experiments.
The world's first international radio transmissions were made here.
Enjoy a relaxed guided tour and discover what makes this lighthouse so special.
Fishbourne Palace -
Luck is a funny thing. In 1960, excavations for
a water main in Fishbourne, just west of
Chichester, uncovered some Roman artefacts.
What could have been a routine gathering of a
few items for the local museum turned into a
remarkable discovery, a massive Roman palace,
with over 100 rooms from the first century AD.
The Fishbourne Palace has twenty mosaic floors
that are almost completely intact, located where
their builders created them.
Richborough, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9JW
Tel: 01304 612013
It was here that the Romans launched their
successful invasion of Britain in 43 AD. Dover
and the surrounding areas are rich in ancient
Roman ruins, and Richborough is an example of
one of the most impressive forts, of which many
of the walls and defensive ditches survive.
There is a model showing how the fort looked
when it was first built. You can enjoy taped
tours of this fascinating landmark.
Dover, Kent, CT16 1HU
Tel: 01304 211067
Dover Castle is without doubt one of the finest, most complete castles in the
world, and is one of English Heritage's premier sites. Dover Castle is the
"Key of England" and has over 2000 years of history on one site. There is an
Iron Age fort, a Roman lighthouse, a Saxon church, and a Norman keep. Deep
within the White Cliffs of Dover, below the castle, is a network of secret
tunnels, first built during the Napoleonic period and expanded during World
War II to accommodate a hospital and operations centre.
Lullingstone Roman Villa
Lullingstone Lane, Eynsford, Dartford, Kent, DA4 0JA
Tel: 01322 863467
Situated in a picturesque river valley and
complete with wall paintings, superb mosaic
tiled floors and even skeletal remains, the
villa is one of the most exciting archaeological
finds to date. The free audio tour gives a
unique glimpse into Roman middle-class life.
Victoria Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 7BA
Tel: 01304 372762
Deal Castle was Henry 8th austere fortress,
and once carried 119 guns. This fascinating,
well kept castle has lots for you to explore,
such as the battlements, the dark twisting
passages, and the huge basement which contains a
fine exhibition of England's coastal defences.
You can enjoy a taped tour, which is available
in several languages, and children get a free
activity sheet so they'll make the most out of
their visit to Deal Castle.
Kingsdown Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 7LJ
Tel: 01304 364288
Walmer Castle was built in 1540 as part of Henry
VIII's chain of coastal defences. Over the
centuries it has transformed from a fortress to
a beautiful stately home with exceptional
gardens. It is the official residence of the
Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, currently the
Queen Mother. Taped tours are available in
Old Bayham Abbey
Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 8BE
Tel: 01892 890381
Beautiful and evocative ruins of an early 13th
century French abbey set in the picturesque
wooded valley of the River Teise. Preserved and
landscaped in the 18th century by Humphrey
Repton. English Heritage.
Willesborough Windmill - Ashford
Tel: 01233 661866
Woodchurch Windmill - Woodchurch
Tel: 01233 860649