Explore the stunning countryside surrounding Upper Ansdore by car, on foot, by bike, or even on horse back and ride in the bluebell woods. We can supply Ordnance survey maps, and bikes for the day, with the village stables offering hacks by horseback. And if the country exercise gets too much, the historic cathedral city of Canterbury is only a 15 minute drive away or just relax in the lovely garden.
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One of the largest castles in the country, strategically located at the shortest crossing point to continental Europe, Dover Castle has played a prominent part in national history. Its origins lie in the Iron Age, and a Roman Lighthouse and Anglo-Saxon church can still be seen within the grounds.
Leeds Castle, set on two islands on the River Len in the heart of Kent, has been home to royalty, lords and ladies for over 1000 years. Visitors are transported through 900 years of the castle’s history; an eclectic mix of period architecture, sumptuous interiors and family treasures waiting to be discovered.
Mount Ephraim Gardens
Mount Ephraim has so much to offer from the constantly changing gardens to one off special events. Mount Ephraim is also licensed for civil weddings and its beautiful setting makes it the perfect venue for your reception. We can also welcome corporate and private guests for functions and conferences.
Goodnestone Park Gardens
Visitors to Goodnestone are always surprised to discover such a haven of beautiful tranquillity hidden away in south-east Kent. The gardens have many centuries of history behind them and have been created by generations of the FitzWalter family who have lived here since they built the house. The gardens have been brought to their present level of acclaimed quality during the last forty years.
Dymchurch Light railway
The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway is Kent's mainline in minature. First opened to traffic in July 1927 as the 'World's Smallest Public Railway' and now covering a distance of 13.5 miles from the picturesque Cinque Port of Hythe, near the channel tunnel, to the fishermans cottages and lighthouses at Dungeness.
Howletts Port Lympne zoo parks
There'll be surprises around every corner on your journey of discovery including close encounters at the glass fronted tiger enclosures, gorillas, clouded leopards, monkeys, tapirs, giant anteaters, macaques, rhinos and many other rare and endangered species from around the world.
The Saxon Shore Way
The Saxon Shore Way, running from Gravesend in Kent round the coast to Hastings in East Sussex, offers the long distance walker an unrivalled diversity of scenery from the wide expanses of marshland bordering the Thames and Medway estuaries to the White Cliffs of Dover, as well as panoramic views over Romney Marsh from the escarpment that marks the ancient coastline between Folkestone and Rye.
The North Downs way
The North Downs way is a long distance footpath through Surrey to the Kent Coast at Dover. It is 156 miles long, including a loop via Canterbury at the eastern end. The path runs along the chalk ridge of the North Downs and despite going through one of the most built up parts of Britain, it still takes in plenty of quiet open and beautiful countryside. The path was opened in 1978, making 2005 the 27th year of it's existence. Almost all of the walk is within easy access of London and has good transport links.