Visiting Kent from Whitstable

A guesthouse in Whitstable can be beneficial not only for your relaxation and to recuperate after a stressful week (or month!). This location can constitute a fantastic base to explore all of Kent. This ancient county (its name coming from the Latin “Cantia”, in turn originating in the Breton “Cant”, to indicate the “land on the edge of earth”) offers a wide amount of points of interest, that can thrill the history buff as well as those looking for fun and entertainment, and is rich with natural landscapes that will leave you stunned.

We would be remiss if we didn’t start by mentioning Canterbury, which is a comfortable five miles away from Whitstable and comfortably reachable through a coach service as well as by car. The cathedral is of course the main attraction there, but take your time exploring the whole of the city, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Lovers of art and fun alike will have the time of their lives in Margate, through visits to the Shell Grotto, Turner Contemporary or Dreamland Margate. The city is unique in that it gets often used as a backdrop for many a TV show.

As far as filming location go, Kent is used frequently even in cinema, thanks to its vicinity to London. Stately homes as well as beautiful gardens, small towns and castles abound in the county, which is a preferred destination for many weddings and parties featuring a historical setting: Ightham Mote, Sissinghurst Gardens, Penshurst Place are just a few of myriad landmarks that are just unmissable.

And speaking of unmissable, what about the White Cliffs of Dover? Immerse yourself in an extraordinary setting and lose yourself in contemplation on the world famous site (and don’t forget to stop by the nearby Sandwich & Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve!).