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Places

Being so rich in history, it is hardly surprising that Kent is also a hub for hauntings and ghostly activity. We have gathered 9 of the spookiest locations in Kent to visit if you dare!

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Wandering through a festive market with mulled wine in hand is one of the pleasures of the season, so we have picked some of Kent’s best Christmas markets to do just that

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All the trademarks of a Kentish village but within touching distance of London, Chislehurst offers country walks, scenic parks, mysterious caves, great shopping and superb dining

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town guides
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Kent has many villages that exude historical charm and a traditional village atmosphere beloved by locals and visitors. Here we pick 10 of the prettiest to explore

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When it comes to the Weald of Kent, Cranbrook and Hawkhurst are its stars, surrounded by fine countryside and with the same friendly community atmosphere that’s existed here for centuries

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September 2017

Walks

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Greensand Way is one of the prettiest walks in Kent offering amazing views from the ridge right across the county

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Horsmonden is a pretty village set in the heart of rural Kent. Pass through orchards, flourishing crops, farm tracks and quaint country lanes

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Monday, June 5, 2017

This walk is packed full of Kentish delight and charm. Taking in the landscape that inspired the opening to Charles Dickens Great Expectations you can expect plenty of pretty wilderness on this walk

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

This walk takes you through a rural paradise of meadows, woodland and riverside deep in the Eden Valley

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Striding out across the North Kent marshes with a Labrador in tow provides clarity of mind and a daily dose of exercise for one of the county’s most successful businessmen. Pictures courtesy of: Visit Kent

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March 2017

Restaurant Reviews

Oozing history and character, The Abbot’s Fireside offers atmospheric accommodation, homely fare and a setting in beautiful countryside close to the Channel Crossing

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September 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

From the classic battered cod and chips to vegan ‘fish’ and deep fried gherkins, everybody loves a good fish and chip shop. We have picked 10 of the best places for fish and chips by the sea in Kent

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Nothing beats a burger to curb those hunger pangs! We pick some of the best spots to enjoy a burger in Canterbury

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Monday, August 14, 2017

With training at its heart, The Yarrow in Broadstairs is a first in the UK

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August 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017

Summer in the city is best spent in a beer garden so we have selected some of the best pubs with beer gardens for al fresco drinks and tasty food in Canterbury

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Gardens

Friday, September 15, 2017

The competition was extremely close this year with three gorgeous gardens taking the mantle as our winners in our eighth Garden of the Year Award

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September 2017
Friday, August 4, 2017

Take a stroll through the garden at Tram Hatch in Charing Heath where a unique feature is the river than runs beside it

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August 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Take inspiration from the courtyard garden at Crowmarsh House in Wateringbury where Yvonne Marks has planted an elegant white-themed palette

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July 2017

After a year studying part-time for the RHS Level 2 certificate in Practical Horticulture, Kent Life’s editor reveals how she became a better gardener and why she now loves Mondays

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July 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017

Using edible flowers in the kitchen has become very popular in the last couple of years and is a great way of linking home and garden. Buying these flowers is expensive and difficult but they can be easily grown by even the most amateur gardener

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May 2017
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Goudhurst-based Sarah Sykes (known as SD Sykes professionally), a writer of historic murder mysteries discusses her series of books set in 14th-century Kent about a medieval investigator

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August 2017
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Radio Kent broadcaster and producer Andy Garland on life ‘up north’ and why local radio is sounding better than ever

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July 2017
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Let the power of pictures encourage you to do bigger and better things in and around Kent this summer

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June 2017

Winner of the Kent Life Landscape Painter competition, Peter Day, on his art and inspiration

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June 2017

Lighten the load of an expensive wedding by putting your main honeymoon off until you can afford it, and take a ‘mini-moon’ in Kent instead

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May 2017

Recipes

The chef patron and owner of award-winning restaurant Chapter One looks forward to winter’s comfort food

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The chef-patron of award-winning restaurant Chapter One on a simple salad that not only tastes great, but also sneaks in broccoli...

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August 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017

The chef-patron of award-winning restaurant Chapter One on his favourite family meal of the week – roast beef

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July 2017
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The chef-patron of award-winning restaurant Chapter One takes the fear out of smoking meats and fish

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June 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017

The chef-patron of award-winning restaurant Chapter One whips up a special weekend brunch treat. Words by: Andy McLeish. Picture by: Ming-Tang Evans

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April 2017

Interiors

As a builder, James Walker has been making other people’s dreams a reality for more than 35 years. But when it came to building his own dream house, things didn’t quite go according to plan

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July 2017

Interiors specialists Lisa and Paul Thornton-Allan left the bustle of East London for the tranquillity of a Georgian home in Little Chart that they have completely restored

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Here are ten exciting properties that will inspire you to buy a plot of land and create your own self build home in Kent. If you’re thinking of self building, Potton can help

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Jack Brunsdon was a master craftsman with a passion for making things from wood. He turned his hand to many varied forms of joinery, including deck chairs, toboggans and even the rear timber body work of the Morris Traveller estate motor car before settling on high quality windows and doors

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Monday, April 24, 2017

After their newly-bought 1970s home cracked wide open, a couple with an eye to elegance and the environment embarked on a mission to create something new. Pat Bramley investigates Spring House in Little Gaddesden

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April 2017

Celebrity Interviews

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Kent-based actress Pam Ferris is voicing the part of Grandma in a new adaptation for TV this Christmas of a children’s classic. Words by: Sarah Sturt. Pictures: Channel 4 Television

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December 2016
Friday, November 27, 2015

The skateboarding firefighter from Great British Bake Off reveals how a batch of perfect macarons led to his bid for the baker’s crown.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

She has survived cancer and a kidnapping at knife point, appeared in everything from Macbeth to Quadrophenia and Hi-de-Hi! and writes successful crime novels. Meet the unstoppable Linda Regan-Murphy.

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Monday, August 10, 2015

After star baker Marie was compared to Rod Stewart this week, we couldn’t help but spot that many of the other contestants shared some spooky similarities with celebrities too…

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

The star of ‘Vera’ discusses her love for her childhood home of Ramsgate and her enduring work ethic

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