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Kent travel guide

The county of Kent lies to the south of the Thames estuary, between London and the Channel. Any part of it can be seen on a day trip from the capital, and the historic centres of Canterbury, Dover and Chatham are well worth a visit.

Places to visit in Kent

Dover and the Weald

At Dover, the Kent coast is 21 miles (34km) from France. As the nearest point to the Continent, this is the way invaders came: Romans, Angles, Saxons and Britain’s last conquerors, the Normans. On Dover’s cliffs the Romans built a lighthouse and the Normans a castle.

Turner Contemporary

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The late 19th century the railway opened Margate up to London’s East Enders, helping to make it one of the capital’s most popular seaside resorts. 2001 saw the opening of the Turner Contemporary arts venue, which commemorates the work of landscape artist, J. M. W. Turner and offers a varied programme of exhibitions.

Canterbury

Britain's most famous religious centre is famous for its medieval cathedral. Read more about Canterbury...

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