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Places

Yesterday, 13:51

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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Yesterday, 13:41

One is a tiny town and the other a huge village. It’s time to visit the beating heart of the Weald of Kent and take a look at Cranbrook and Hawkhurst

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Monday, September 12, 2016

The ancient market town of Faversham has it all, from a pretty creekside setting to an annual celebration of its strong links with the historic brewing industry. Words by: Caroline Read. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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Friday, September 2, 2016

We have selected an eclectic mix of retreats for a relaxing weekend in Kent. From spa hotels to cabins looking over the water, there is something for everyone

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hamstreet Woods is a wonderful walk for people seeking a peaceful woodland haven; it is easily accessible via public transport, yet sits in a quiet oasis of calm

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Walks

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hamstreet Woods is a wonderful walk for people seeking a peaceful woodland haven; it is easily accessible via public transport, yet sits in a quiet oasis of calm

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

The pretty town of Hythe is the starting point for this picturesque summer walk

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Stroll through carpets of fragrant bluebells on one of these six wonderful woodland walks.

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Enjoy a flight over the Fairways on this East Kent Spring stroll

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Enjoy A Flightsover the Fairways on this East Kent Spring stroll

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Restaurant Reviews

Monday, September 5, 2016

From Michelin-starred restaurants to grab-and-go oyster bars, Kent is the ‘plaice’ to be for seafood eateries with the freshest fare around

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Friday, September 2, 2016

A popular choice for summer weddings, village fêtes and festivals, vintage vehicles of all shapes and sizes are getting a second lease of life as trendy catering units. Words Caroline Read. Pictures: Manu Palomeque and the owners

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Seafood lovers are in for a treat at Chapman’s of Canterbury, where it doesn’t come much fresher or tastier

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Friday, August 19, 2016

One Warwick Park has emerged from the scaffolding to reveal a sleek, modern hotel with a shiny new Italian restaurant at its heart

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Enjoy a delicious lunch after one of these countryside strolls. Kent Life suggests five of the best pub walks in Kent

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Gardens

Monday, September 19, 2016

Visit Kent and partners embraced the traditional English weather at their annual summer garden party

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Five categories, 11 judges, five great gardens – we salute the best of the best in the seventh Kent Life Garden of the Year awards. Compiled by: Sarah Sturt. Pictures by: Leigh Clapp, Thomas Alexander and the winners

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Enjoy the jewel highlights of salvias among the parchment tones of ornamental grasses and late-season perennials with a stroll around the atmospheric gardens of Great Comp. Words and pictures by: Leigh Clapp

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Kent Life looks at some of our Kent stars that shone at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, the largest flower show in the world. Words and pictures by: Leigh Clapp

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Kent Gardens Trust is celebrating the tercentenary of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s birth with a new book about his work in Kent

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People

Monday, September 12, 2016

Rural associations, clubs and institutions make unique contributions to our county’s way of life. Words by: Pat Crawford. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque and Thomas Alexander

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Monday, September 12, 2016

The Assembly Hall in Tunbridge Wells’ new director joins at an exciting time in the theatre’s history

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Friday, August 19, 2016

This month marks the 150th anniversary of H. G. Wells’ birth. Kent Life gets to grips with men in the moon, seductive mermaids, time travellers and tripods from Mars. Words by: Peter Naldrett. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque and courtesy of The Wells Society

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

The sun shone on the drinks reception for the fourth annual summer supper held by The Young Lives Foundation on the lawns of Godmersham Park

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

More than 60 people gathered recently at the stunning Lavender Fields at Castle Farm near Sevenoaks to enjoy an exclusive reception organised by ellenor

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Recipes

Yesterday, 12:28

What could be nicer at this time of year than a a spot of blackberry picking? Here’s a guide to some of the best places in Kent

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Monday, September 12, 2016

The chef-patron of Chapter One, our winner of Restaurant of the Year 2015, on an old family favourite, pumpkin pie. Words by: Andy McLeish. Picture by: Ming-Tang Evans

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Friday, July 15, 2016

The chef-patron of Chapter One, our winner of Restaurant of the Year 2015, on his favourite game bird and how to cook it

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Andy McLeish, chef-patron of our winner of Restaurant of the Year 2015, Chapter One on the joys of trout fishing – and eating.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Andy McLeish, chef-patron of award-winning Kent restaurant, Chapter One, shares a favourite dessert

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Interiors

Friday, August 19, 2016

From seaside escapes to eco-friendly self-builds, take a tour of three motivating and beautiful renovations that will give you serious house envy

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Tiffany Hornshaw says she ‘felt so scared’ as the door to her new home opened three years ago. Having made just one visit to the property, she’d put in an offer and convinced her family to pack up everything they owned and fly over from Hong Kong. But would they like it?

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Add colour and interest with a touch of the exotic this summer

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

From beautiful barn conversions and Georgian mansions to fairytale cottages, we take a look at the inspirational interiors of three stunning homes in England

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Enjoy summer’s abundance, at Orchard House, where owner Jeanette Lerwill selects many of the plants specifically with her bees in mind

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Celebrity Interviews

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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Friday, April 17, 2015

Ross Noble has been one of Britain’s most beloved comedians for more than 15 years, and although born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, now calls Kent his home

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