Things to do in Kent
The county of Kent has been long known since the time of the Romans and Normans and it has played a prominent role in the history of England. The region stands proud with a lot of historical significance and a high religious beliefs. The name Kent is derived from the British Celtic origin which is known as Old English. It is a coastal district which has had many ports and been reputed as a military base too. Historically it is a Celtiberian speaking coastal region . The county of Kent has been occupied since the Paleolithic era and is evidenced by Medway megaliths which have been built during the Neolithic era. It has a rich heritage of Bronze Age, Iron Age and remnants of Romans inhabiting, with the town of Dover being land to Roman paintings and the famous light house, which is the tallest structure of Romans existing as of today.
The architectural structures which are present in the county of Kent is amazing. The visitors are able to view some of the most magnificent cathedrals. The famous Canterbury Cathedral which is the oldest has a great architecture which has influenced the buildings of the area. There are further nine Anglo Saxon churches which are visible in Kent, with unique architectural style. The Rochester Cathedral which is the second oldest cathedral in England depicts and early English Style. There are many castles too of historical significance such as the Richborough Castle and the Dover Castle located strategically. The Canterbury city walls and Sandown Castle are remnants of medieval times with historical significance. This county boasts of three unique vernacular architecture which is the Oast house, Kentish peg tiles and the Wealden hall house.
Apart from dwelling in the past, the city also has many leisure activities such as the Bluewater shopping centre located at Greenhithe is a large shopping mall to cater to everyone. Other leisure activities include visiting museums and being close to nature. The Mote Park found in Maidstone is a Royal Park and a popular place of visit for locals as well as visitors. The green open space in the heart of the town is welcoming. The tranquillity and beauty attract visitors to the park. The Crampton Tower Museum is a fascinating small museum which has a flint tower and is adjacent to the Broadstairs Railway Station. Tenterden is yet another town and village area which is also referred to as the ‘Jewel of the Weald’. It offers the best of all worlds and has a rich fascinating history and architecture with excellent shopping areas. There is something for all to enjoy.