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Places

Discover how the East Kent coast has fought off invasion from human and natural forces on this easy walk from Walmer to Deal

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March 2019

No longer overlooked in favour of its flashy neighbours, this unassuming little historic town is reinventing itself for the 21st century. Let’s take a tour of Tonbridge

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March 2019

Closer to Calais than London and with a thriving arts scene and growing reputation as a foodie destination, get away from it all in delightful Deal

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March 2019
Monday, March 4, 2019

We have selected 12 of the grandest historic stately homes with stunning gardens in Kent to visit

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Visitors to Sissinghurst this winter can enoy the bonus of an exhibition of garden, plant and landscape photography

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February 2019

Walks

Discover how the East Kent coast has fought off invasion from human and natural forces on this easy walk from Walmer to Deal

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March 2019

Welcome to the second in our series of walking trails written and researched by Discovering Britain. Let’s explore Sandwich

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February 2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Explore the wonderful Faversham with the ‘Footsteps of Romans and Royalty’ walk

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Counteract all that festive over-indulgence with a winter walk through National Trust-owned Kentish countryside

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Enjoy a delicious lunch or a few cosy drinks after one of these countryside strolls. Here are five great pub walks in Kent

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Restaurant Reviews

Brought to life by a family team with strong local connections, The Powell is back where it belongs in the heart of its community

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March 2019

Winner of Kent Life’s Restaurant of the Year 2018, family run The West House in Biddenden has now extended its charms with the addition of four guest rooms

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January 2019

Enjoy a rural break at this converted farm, today an award-winning restaurant with characterful rooms

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December 2018
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A new Italian restaurant run by owners of sister restaurant The Swan has opened in West Malling

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October 2018
Monday, August 6, 2018

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 in Kent

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Gardens

It’s our 10th year of the Kent Life Garden of the Year Awards and we want to make it an extra special one across all three categories, so start planning your entry now

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Kent Gardens Trust reveals new discoveries about landscape gardener Humphry Repton’s influence in Kent in his bicentenary year

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February 2019
Monday, April 30, 2018

Exuberant, romantic planting set behind high walls is the crowning glory at Goodnestone Park through the summer

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May 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018

Kent has a wealth of beautiful gardens to visit. Throughout the open garden season you’ll find an array of stunning choices, many places also serving home-made teas

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Growing orchids is a passion for many across the globe. In Kent, Tom Hart Dyke’s love of these beautiful flowers put him in grave peril but has since been expressed with a dedicated collection as part of his World Garden exhibits at Lullingstone Castle

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April 2018
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People

Chris Wiggins on how his childhood love of horses and the outdoors led to the career he loves

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March 2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Jamie Cullum will be showcasing songs from his new album at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival – and it’s going to be emotional

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Canterbury artist James Bland on figurative painting and the alchemy of oils

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February 2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Following a 16-month construction project, the new museum has opened its doors to visitors, offering them the chance to experience the inspirational history of Britain’s most famous airfield

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March 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Take a step back in time to the good old days with these vintage videos from around Kent

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Recipes

Monday, December 17, 2018

We have selected five festive fizz cocktails from Stuart Ovenden’s The Orchard Cook Book

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Andy has a confession: he loves the side dishes almost more than he loves the roast turkey. Here are three of his all-time favourites

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December 2018
Monday, December 10, 2018

Andy McLeish of Chapter One shares his all-time favourite Christmas dinner sides

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December 2018
Monday, December 10, 2018

Andy McLeish of Chapter One shares his all-time favourite Christmas dinner sides

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December 2018
Monday, December 10, 2018

Andy McLeish of Chapter One shares his all-time favourite Christmas dinner sides

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December 2018

Interiors

Monday, February 25, 2019

Thinking of moving to or within Kent? Every month we pick three stunning houses for sale that we’re sure you’ll love

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

As we head into Autumn, the change in season is all around us. From the leaves on the trees turning burnt orange and fiery red, to dark mornings and nights bookending our days. As we put the clocks back an hour to battle the darkness, here’s some top tips on how you can keep your home warm and costs down this Autumn.

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Rural energy provider, Calor, gives some top tips for homeowners wanting to make their houses cosy and warm in time for the colder months.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

If you’re looking to update your home here’s why you should always buy Italian leather furniture

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Fancy a mini-holiday in the heart of rural Kent but with plenty of places to eat, drink, shop and explore on your doorstep? Welcome to Bells Cottage by Mulberry Cottages

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June 2018

Celebrity Interviews

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Jamie Cullum will be showcasing songs from his new album at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival – and it’s going to be emotional

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Monday, October 22, 2018

The film director is inviting people around the UK to mark Armistice Day at the beach

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November 2018

Did William Golding’s years as a schoolteacher in Maidstone help inspire his classic novel, Lord of the Flies?

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September 2018

Kent hockey player Grace Balsdon on playing for England at July’s Athletics World Cup, growing up in Chilham and healthy food swaps

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May 2018
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

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