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

Children's Festival
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Good Friday Fri 18 - Easter Monday Mon 21 Apr 2014

Join Peterkin the Jester on a journey back in time, where Roman gladiators seek new recruits and medieval knights and princesses roam. Meet Victorian toymakers, tackle the WWII assault course, and then get hands on with knights training.

Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: Home of Charles Darwin (Down House), Kent
Date: Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014

Young adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Down House. Rise to the challenge and you’ll win a yummy chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.

Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kent
Date: Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014

Adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Walmer Castle. Rise to the challenge and you’ll reap a chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.

George and the Dragon
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Sat 26 & Sun 27 Apr 2014

Relive the story of George and the Dragon at Dover Castle. Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of a medieval village, witness the skill at arms horse show, and watch St George bravely battle with the dastardly dragon.

Discover the Secrets of Rutupiae at Richborough
Venue: Richborough Roman Fort, Kent, Kent
Date: Thu 1 May

Join expert John Grigsby for an exclusive guided tour of the impressive fort and discover centuries of history.

Capturing History Photography Workshop
Venue: Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kent, Kent
Date: Wed 14 May

Capture the history of Walmer Castle and Gardens with expert photographer Lewis Phillips. Learn new techniques and how to make the most of your camera.

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