10 fabulous things to do in Kent and Sussex

Are you looking for things to do in Kent and Sussex ?

I have not spent lot of time in Kent and Sussex but I have been once or twice to visit my lovely Great Uncle near Tunbridge Wells. I thought it was so beautiful.

I am planning a trip next year with my children so have been eagerly gathering in information about lovely things to see and do in Kent and Sussex.

 

Here are some fabulous suggestions:

Lullingstone Roman Villa This amazing villa is almost 2000 years old and  many of its wall paintings and artefacts can be seen here as well as some remains.  Kids can try on Roman costumes and families can play traditional Roman board games. Apparently the local village is also beautiful and there is an excellent pub & paddling in the river.

Just 6 miles away is Down House the family home of Charles Darwin you can take an interactive multimedia tour around the house which both kids and adults will find hugely interesting and inspiring.

At Battle you can actually stand on the very spot where the Battle of Hastings took place in 1066. You can also  explore the abbey ruins and follow the sculpture trail.

Romey Hythe and Dimchurch railway is a lovely way to see the Kent coast. The railways has a host of 1/3 full size steam and diesel trains which cover 13.5 miles  with 4 stations in between from Hythe to Dungeness. All the stops are within walking distance of a beach – what a way to tour!

When it comes to somewhere to stay Kent & Sussex Holiday Cottages have lots of options including ones that are pet friendly, family friendly, rural, coastal and ..well pretty much everything you could want really.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   The Hop Barn

 

If you like your castles then Dover Castle is an awesome place to visit – there is a great tower, secret wartime tunnels and a whole host of history to explore in this stunning iconic fortress.

The Shell Grotto in Margate is an attractionnot to be missed! You can read more about it at Visit Kent but in a nutshell it is a labyrinth of tunnels all covered in shells and it is completely extraordinary and an absolute mystery. It was discovered by chance in 1835 and has been drawing crowds ever since. This is a spell binding must see.

The lighthouse at Dunganess looks fabulous and it is a set amongst a vast area of shingle where you can walk for miles. Being able to tour a lighthouse is something I have always fancied doing and you can read a wonderful account of a day trip there over at Mari’s World

Or how about a cycling tour of Brighton such a fun way to get a round and a great way to explore the pier and the promenade, the lanes and the fishing quarter and there is even a tour guide included!

Canterbury Cathederal  is considered to be the mother church of the church of England and it is stunningly beautiful and rich in history – well worth a visit too.

 

 

So lots to do in Kent and Sussex and some great places to stay. Have you been there? Are there are must-visit attractions you would add to this list?

 

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