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Spotlight on Westerham and Biggin Hill

PUBLISHED: 13:37 11 November 2013 | UPDATED: 13:37 11 November 2013

Statue of Churchill in Westerham

Statue of Churchill in Westerham

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Home to Churchill's beloved Chartwell, Westerham is a lovely scenic town in an AONB, packed with fine shops and oozing history, while neighbouring Biggin Hill grew from being a pivotal aerodrome in the Second World War into a friendly, lively community

Westerham is a charismatic little 
town in west Kent, surrounded by wonderful countryside, sitting below the North Downs and at the top of the River Darent valley.

The High Street is packed with listed buildings and the central grassed area called The Green has statues of local heroes Winston Churchill and General Wolfe.

It’s full of splendid antique shops and upmarket fashion boutiques and there’s 
a heavenly view out across the North Downs from the ancient hilltop church’s quaint graveyard.

Nearby Biggin Hill was famous during the Second World War for RAF Biggin 
Hill Aerodrome. St George’s Chapel, the station’s wartime place of worship, is open to the public and here you can see full-size replicas of a Spitfire and a Hurricane aircraft. Biggin Hill is a lovely rural peaceful place to live and has a long parade of shops and mostly post-1950s housing.

Above: a beautiful view over the Weald from the gardens at National Trust property Toys Hill, the highest point on the Greensand Ridge in Kent

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