Days Out in Kent

Dover Castle

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.

We have now switched to our winter opening hours, meaning that while many properties are open at weekends and are running events for all, there may be restricted access during the week. Please check opening times before travelling.

Follow us on:

Places to visit in Kent

Our favourites

Places to visit : Kent

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!

View on map
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.

View on map
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.

View on map
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.

View on map
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.

View on map
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.

View on map
Find more properties in Kent

Events : Kent

Great Tower at Christmas
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Sat 20 & Sun 21 Dec 2014

Join the court of King Henry for a weekend of medieval festive celebrations at Dover Castle.

Great Tower at Christmas
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Sat 27 & Sun 28 Dec 2014

Join the court of King Henry for a weekend of medieval festive celebrations at Dover Castle.

Hellfire Corner - Voices of Veterans
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Thu 8 Jan

Come and hear heartfelt and often chilling stories in the very rooms in which they took place, as told by our expert Curators.

Dover's Cold War Tunnels
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Thu 15 Jan

Meet Cold War expert Mark Bennett, Senior Curator Rowena Williard-Wright and other experts who will set the scene describing Britain's first reaction to the new nuclear threat after WWII.

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!

Find more events in Kent