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There are plenty of places to see and visit in Kent. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Kent is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Kent

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    1

    Knole Park

    Hiking Highlight

    The 15th-century manor house is located in the 1,000-acre deer park Knole Park. The deer are used to passers-by. Knole itself is one of England's largest houses. Given in 1566 …

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    Dover Castle

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Dover Castle has been described as the "Key to England" thanks to its historical defensive significance.

    It has been the gateway to the United Kingdom for centuries, sitting atop the …

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    Canterbury Cathedral

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Founded in 597 AD, Canterbury Cathedral is one of the oldest and most famous churches in England. The magnificent pale stone and golden spires were built in the Romanesque and …

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    4

    Chartham

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Superb section from Canterbury to Chartham beside the river Stour. Stunning scenery.

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    Steve
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    5

    Old Scotney Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Scotney Castle is an English country house with formal gardens south-east of Lamberhurst in the valley of the River Bewl in Kent, England. It belongs to the National Trust.

    The …

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    Brian
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    6

    Groombridge

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Groombridge is a village of about 1600 inhabitants on the border between Kent and East Sussex in England. The nearest major city is Royal Tunbridge Wells, about 4.5 miles away. …

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    The Pantiles

    Bike Touring Highlight

    In the 1730s, the tree-lined spa promenade with colonnades was created next to the spring, which is now called The pantiles. The term comes from the original pavement of the …

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    A great place to come and train in a completely traffic free environment on purpose built road racing track. This is perfect to come and train for a race or …

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    Phillip
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    Dover Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Dover Castle is an iconic fortress that was founded in the 11th century. Hailed as the ‘key to England’ due to its defensive significance, the castle has protected the gateway …

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    Starting in 1635 as a couple of iron braziers to hold fires, this site has been used to protect sailors from Goodwin Sands for nearly 400 years. As one of …

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    Chris
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    11

    Botany bay

    Hiking Highlight

    A very pleasant place to spend a nice time. Remember that to get around the white cliffs you need to hit the drain. Otherwise the cliffs are under water. In summer, this place is unfortunately crowded with people.

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    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Royal Tunbridge Wells became a popular town during the 1700s when wealthy Londoners would visit the spa in the town. The town was run by Beau Nash at the time, …

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    Amy
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    13

    Eynsford Viaduct

    Hiking Highlight

    This impressive nine-arched red-brick viaduct is a prominent feature on the line to the delightfully-named ''Bat & Ball'' station. The structure was built by the independent ''Sevenoaks Railway'', incorporated in …

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    Craig
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    Sandwich

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A quintessentially-English town, Sandwich has a fascinating history. The small town was once an important trade hub and part of the Cinque Ports network on the coast. The medieval buildings …

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    Leeds castle ground

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    Described as the ‘loveliest castle in the world’, Leeds Castle is a grandiose fortress nestled in picturesque countryside and surrounded by water. It is not just rich in beauty, though. …

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    Reculver Towers

    Road Cycling Highlight

    A 12th century set of towers which were modelled on an old Roman Fort built during the Saxon raids. It's run by English Heritage but it's free to go and …

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    FramedMan
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    17

    The White Cliffs of Dover

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The imposing white chalk cliffs of Dover are an absolute must-see. In some places the cliffs are no less than 110 meters high. On a clear day you can even see France across the Channel.

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    Otford

    Hiking Highlight

    The village of Otford has a rich history dating back 3,000 years. Occupants have included iron age farmers, Romans, Saxons, Normans, archbishops, and royalty. The village has lots of claims …

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    19

    A good place to stop for a quick coffee during a ride with a public toilet next door. The coffee isn't fantastic but it's okay and they have lots of snacks and cakes. (They don't accept cards below £5)

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    White Cliffs of Dover

    Hiking Highlight

    The White cliffs of Dover are one of the most famous English landmarks, and can be viewed by everyone reaching Britain's mainland via the English Channel. The visitor centre (open …

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