Days Out in Kent

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Explore mighty castles, discover delightful gardens and learn about Roman villas on great days out in Kent. Highlights include Walmer Castle, the magnificent Dover Castle, with its interactive exhibitions and stunning location, and the beautiful home of Charles Darwin.

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Dover Castle
Dover Castle

For a great family day out visit Dover Castle! New: Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk. Explore the Secret Wartime Tunnels deep beneath the castle to see, hear and feel - as never before!

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Deal Castle
Deal Castle

For a fascinating day out on the Kent coast then look no further than Deal Castle. Built by the order of King Henry VIII it is one of the finest Tudor artillery castles in England.

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Home of Charles Darwin (Down House)
Home of Charles Darwin (Down House)

Down House is a site of outstanding international significance. Here the famous scientist Charles Darwin lived with his family for forty years and worked on his revolutionary theories.

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Lullingstone Roman Villa
Lullingstone Roman Villa

Among the most outstanding Roman villa survivals in Britain, Lullingstone provides a unique all weather family day out. See fascinating Roman artifacts and enjoy a specially commissioned light show.

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Walmer Castle and Gardens
Walmer Castle and Gardens

Built during the reign of King Henry VIII and perched on the picturesque Kent coastline, Walmer Castle is one of the most fascinating visitor attractions in the South East.

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Bayham Old Abbey
Bayham Old Abbey

Bayham Abbey makes a fascinating day out on the Kent Sussex border. The impressive ruins include much of the 13th to 15th-century church, the chapter house, and a picturesque 14th-century gatehouse.

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Events : Kent

'Into the Woods' themed tours
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Sat 31 Jan 2015

Into the Woods themed guided tours visiting areas of Dover Castle where filming took place for the hit Disney film.

Great Tower Sleepover
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Sat 07 Feb 2015

Live and dine like royalty for the night in King Henry II's Great Tower. Enjoy private tours of the castle, before bedding down for the night. Welcome drinks, two-course dinner and cooked breakfast included. Adults only.

Secrets and Spies
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Sat 14 - Sun 22 Feb 2015

Sharpen your detective skills with hands-on spy training at Dover Castle!

Discover with Darwin
Venue: Home of Charles Darwin (Down House), Kent
Date: Tue 17 - Sat 21 Feb 2015

Join the Darwins and explore evolution at its birthplace as you delve daringly into the mysteries of science.

Saxons at Richborough: The end of Roman Britain
Venue: Richborough Roman Fort & Ampitheatre, Kent
Date: Thu 26 Feb

Join our experts on a tour of Richborough, giving focus to the late Roman Shore Fort and the coming of the Saxons, through to the establishment of the Saxon church there.

The Art of Stained Glass - Beginners Workshop
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Wed 4 Mar

Join Stained Glass artist Maggie Meadows and try your hand at making your own piece of stained glass.

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