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.

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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

Shipwrecks of the Kent Coast in Wartime
Venue: Walmer Castle, Kent, Kent
Date: Thu 2 Oct

Discover Kent's rich maritime heritage and the roles the county's castles have played in defending England from invasion.

Traditional Stone Carving Workshop
Venue: Lullingstone Roman Villa, Kent, Kent
Date: Sat 18 Oct

Discover the art of stone carving with our expert, in the perfect location of Lullingstone Roman Villa. Have a go at carving with a day-long hands-on sessions and demonstrations.

History of the Illuminated Page
Venue: St Augustine's Abbey, Kent
Date: Sat 25 - Sun 26 Oct 2014

Visit St Augustine's Abbey to discover the history and secrets of the medieval illuminated page.

Haunted Castle
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014

Feeling brave enough to take on Kent’s most haunted castle? Be prepared to be scared on our spooky Halloween adventure for families and kids.

Halloween Pumpkin Carving
Venue: Home of Charles Darwin (Down House), Kent
Date: Mon 27 - Fri 31 Oct 2014

Grab your cloaks and pick out your pumpkin as your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween.

Halloween Ghost Tour
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Fri 31 Oct 2014

Join us for a special Halloween evening ghost tour through Dover Castle. You will hear the strange but true experiences of those who work here and discover the myths and legends surrounding this atmospheric ancient site.

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