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Unique highlights from city, coast and countryside from Visit Kent
On the doorstep of the Continent and 45 minutes from London, the county of Kent has many highlights:
1. Heritage – Kent is the oldest county in England
Canterbury is among the oldest cities with a continuous history – trace its rich heritage through the architectural styles of buildings along its narrow cobbled streets and visit St Martin’s, part of the Canterbury World Heritage Site, the oldest working parish church in England. Wander the atmospheric streets of Sandwich and you’ll come across the highest density of listed buildings of any town in England, Sandwich also has more medieval buildings than anywhere else. Continue reading
Alkham Court Farmhouse: It was dark when we drove up the country lane and turned into the courtyard of Alkham Court Farmhouse. The lane was obviously winding its way through deep countryside. However, it wasn’t until the next morning when walking the few yards across the courtyard from my room to the main building and the lovely Oak room, with its exposed beams and big windows, for breakfast that I realised just how glorious is its location. The view was idyllic –obviously great walking or horse riding country – yet the coast is only a couple or so miles away.
Folkestone Triennial is back…
From 30 August – 2 November 2014
One of the UK’s most ambitious art exhibitions, Folkestone Triennial, is only a few weeks away and this year is set to be the biggest and best yet!
Internationally-recognised artists will create a collection of new artworks in Folkestone’s public spaces under the title “Lookout”. Some commissions will rejuvenate existing sites, others will create new environments in the town, involve and collaborate with the local communities, and address aspects of our daily lives, such as climate change, environment, sustainability, technology and communication.
Come and enjoy our country lanes, they are so pretty at the moment! There are banks of primroses and wild violets in Meggett Lane leading up to Alkham Court and are a joy not to be missed. From May onwards you are very likely to start seeing the badgers especially the youngsters appearing from their setts. We have a sett just below our driveway and guests often see them during the evenings!
Tourism South East announces the shortlisted businesses for the national awards and we are delighted to be one of five representing the South East:
The Bed & Breakfast / Guest Accommodation of the Year category recognises the huge contribution that small accommodation businesses make to the tourism industry and this year’s representative for the South East is a shining example. Alkham Court Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast in Kent exemplifies excellence and as previous winners they are hoping for success in 2013. Continue reading