Kent

Garden of England // The Weald // Canterbury // Medway Towns // Channel Tunnel // Brands Hatch...

The county of Kent is located in South East England is known as one of the Home Counties and is linked to France through the Channel Tunnel.

Kent borders Essex to the north, Greater London as well as Surry and East Sussex. Kent’s county town is Maidstone where the County Council’s head offices are based.

The only two historical cities in Kent are Canterbury and Rochester, Canterbury being the only one today to hold that status. Other well-known towns as well as Maidstone, include Ashford, Dover, Folkestone, Chatham, Dartford, Swanley, Sevenoaks a popular London commuter belt town and home to Knole House and Park, Tonbridge, the Spa town of Tunbridge Wells and Westerham home to Chartwell, Sir Winston Churchill’s famous house.

Kent is known as the Garden of England because of its orchards and hop gardens that have also made it a major cider and beer producer and today the county is even producing some rather good sparkling wine and wine in the area of Lamberhurst.

The Medway Towns and in particular Chatham were synonymous with the Royal Navy and their shipyards, first being used by the navy in 1547 thanks to the strategic importance of the River Medway.

The famous race circuit Brands Hatch is located in West Kingsdown, home to many a Formula One Grand Prix before it moved to its current home at Silverstone. The circuit is still used for Touring Car and Motor Bike Championships as well as many club racing events.

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Photograph: The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells

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