Known as the “garden of England”, Kent is located in the south east of England, separated from mainland Europe by the Strait of Dover where, on a clear day, France can be seen from the White Cliffs of Dover.
This beautiful corner of the UK, with its abundance of fruit trees and hop gardens is loved by both commuters and tourists alike. Days out in Kent could involve a coastal or countryside stay. And with our extensive range of hotels in Kent all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the view.
Hotels in Kent
Maidstone is the County Town of Kent and is located approximately 30 miles south-east of London where the River Medway links it with Rochester and the Thames Estuary. With a weekend break in Kent, you can book a break in one of our hotels in Kent and immerse yourself in the unique mixture of vineyards, castles and markets that make this county so popular.
If you like a sense of history you'll find Leeds Castle, once the home of Henry VIII's first wife Catherine of Aragon, just 5.3 miles from our Maidstone Central hotel. Meanwhile, our Tunbridge Wells hotel is only 7.1 miles from the 13th Century Grade I listed Hever Castle and its beautiful gardens and lake. There's no need to worry about transport; our hotels in Kent are conveniently located near to travel links giving you ample time to explore places such as Penshurst Place, a fortified 14th Century Manor House, and gardens.
Things to do in Kent
With everything from the UK's largest herd of African elephants to Treetop Challenges, staying at one of our Kent hotels means you'll never be short of things to do in Kent. Howletts Animal Park is only 10 minutes away from our Canterbury Chaucer Central hotel.
However, if you'd prefer to visit a hub of artists' studios and creative businesses, along with independent retailers, cafes and restaurants, Folkestone's Creative Quarter is a short 14.2 mile drive from our Canterbury Whitstable hotel, which is also located just 6 miles from the renowned Canterbury Cathedral.