East Kent

Some of the county’s most iconic landscapes can be found in East Kent – from the White Cliffs of Dover and Deal Castle to stretches of breathtaking Kent coast, there’s plenty to see and do in this vibrant part of the county.

Worth a visit…

The Secret Gardens Of Sandwich

The Secret Gardens of Sandwich, which is encircled by the old stone city walls, is one of East Kent’s best-kept secrets.

Within its stunning grounds you’ll find The Salutation, a Grade 1-listed manor house designed by famous English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Lutyens also created three-and-a-half acres of ornamental gardens with the help of Gertrude Jekyll. The site has been restored to its original beauty, and is said to be one of the finest gardens in Kent today.

Dover Castle

Dover Castle is a must for anyone who is interested in history or architecture.

The magnificent castle, which is situated above the White Cliffs of Dover, is known as ‘The Key to England’.

Visitors can learn about its 2000-year history through a series of exhibitions, winding tunnels and video installations.

Find out more about Dover Castle.

Sandwich & Pegwell Bay Nature Reserve

Those of you looking to explore the diverse landscape of East Kent are in for a treat at Sandwich & Pegwell Bay Nature Reserve.

The reserve is made up of a complex mosaic of habitats: inter-tidal mudflats, saltmarsh, shingle beach, sand dunes, ancient dune pastures, chalk cliffs, wave cut platform and coastal scrubland.

Avid bird watchers can marvel at the all the different bird species that flock here all year round. Visitors are welcome between 8.30am – 7.30pm.

Looking to explore East Kent? Discover what other visitor attractions are on our doorstep.


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