Places

Fri, 12:09

Dramatic landscapes, grand castles and historic locations have made Kent the perfect setting for many iconic films and TV programme. Here are 21 different movies and television programmes that made use of the Garden of England

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Fri, 11:26

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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Mon, 16:49

The easing of lockdown saw a huge growth in paddlesports, with people eager to get some exercise and explore the countryside, safely | Words: Caroline Read - Photos: Manu Palomeque

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Mon, 16:42

The original trees that gave this popular town its name are long gone, but it still has a heart of oak. Take a closer look at superb Sevenoaks | Words: Caroline Read - Pictures: Manu Palomeque

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Friday, September 18, 2020

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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Walks

Fri, 11:26

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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Friday, September 18, 2020

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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Friday, September 11, 2020

If you love a bit of birding, then you’ll be in seventh heaven on this walk that meanders through the sand dunes and salt marshes and rich habitats of the Sandwich bird observatory

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Friday, September 4, 2020

Setting off from the beach at St Margaret’s, prepare to be amazed at the feast of delights that will unfold before you as you meander along across cliff tops

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Explore the fascinating 600-year-old buildings and architecture of Cranbrook which was once an important centre for textiles

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Restaurant Reviews

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Led by a female Australian head chef, the Twenty Six is benefiting from a menu that celebrates sharing, seasonality – and the joys of brunch

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Escape from the mundane into an elegant country house experience complemented by a rather gorgeous spa

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The story of Chapter One continues to evolve under the expert touch of executive chef-patron Andrew McLeish

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

From Creole-inspired seafood to rustic Italian dishes, Margate is rapidly becoming one of Kent’s top places to eat. We’ve gathered 10 of the best places to eat in the town

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Visit The White Horse in Dover for a slice of ancient and contemporary history, a huge welcome and hearty, homely cooking without any airs and graces

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Gardens

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Gardens across the county and beyond are offering virtual garden visits. So take a step into some of Kent’s most enchanting gardens from cottages to country estates with these virtual tours

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Enjoy spring at Penshurst Place, one of the oldest privately owned gardens in the UK, with records dating back to 1346

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

It’s the perfect time to get out in the garden and get some motivation. Here is a roundup of all the fun and relaxing activities you can do in your garden.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Our property, homes and gardens newsletter will provide inspiration and advice for your home and garden, plus all the latest property news in your area

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Kent has a wealth of beautiful gardens to visit and throughout the open garden season you’ll find an array of stunning choices. Here’s a selection of our favourites

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People

Thursday, September 17, 2020

80 years after the Battle of Britain, Richard Bates recalls the role his father H.E. Bates played in telling the stories of the famous ‘Few’ | Words: Richard Bates

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

They were petty Kent criminals, sentenced to transportation to New South Wales, who became ‘Australian royalty’ as part of the ‘First Fleet’ | Words: John Wright

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Friday, September 4, 2020

The Princess Royal, who celebrates her 70th birthday this month, reflects on her happy time at Benenden School near Cranbrook | Words: Bernard Bale

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Kent Life meets some of the people working hard to save our historic vessels from the scrap heap

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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

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Recipes

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

‘Kent, sir, everyone knows Kent. Apples, cherries, hops and women,’ proclaims a character in Charles Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers. We have gathered some traditional dishes from around the county that were borne of the fruitful orchards and seas of Kent

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Recipe by kind permission of Karen Reynolds of Kincott Dairy

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

What better way to spoil those special ladies in your life on Mothering Sunday than to prepare a delicious afternoon tea? Our award-winning food writer prepares a pretty table of delicious Kentish goodies

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Shrove Tuesday falls on 25 February so why not make some classic pancakes using local eggs from your favourite market and maybe even stoneground flour from Pure Kent?

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Bake Off star Jane Beedle shares her recipe for this delicious festive cake

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Interiors

Monday, July 27, 2020

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, June 17, 2020

George and James Architects discuss how engaging their services can add value to your property in more ways than one.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

We spoke to Rachel Sanders, owner of BoConcept in Canterbury, for her tips about this year’s interior design trends and how lockdown could impact what our homes look and feel like in future.

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Friday, May 22, 2020

It started with a hammock. Made around a kitchen table, their first-ever product was stitched with careful hands, a trusty sewing machine and a large dose of optimism.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Tidying up your home can have far reaching benefits for your health

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Celebrity Interviews

Friday, September 4, 2020

The Princess Royal, who celebrates her 70th birthday this month, reflects on her happy time at Benenden School near Cranbrook | Words: Bernard Bale

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

King Kong star Naomi Watts may be an Oscar-nominated actor, but she’s proud of her Kentish roots

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Sir Mick Jagger on his Dartford roots, his lifelong buddy Keith Richards and why fans still flock to stand on Platform Two of the local train station

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

She has been a mainstay of BBC soap EastEnders for 35 years, playing the much-loved character Dot Cotton, but June Brown says she’d rather be in Folkestone now than Walford

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Join us on a literary journey around the Kent coast to see how it has inspired writers over the centuries

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