The county of Kent in southeast England is famously nicknamed ‘The Garden of England’ due to the abundance of orchards and hop gardens that make up the county’s countryside. Considered as one of the ‘home counties’, Kent enjoys a prime location with excellent transport links to London as well as quintessentially English seaside resorts and iconic coastlines such as Folkestone and the White Cliffs of Dover. Kent also is home to an impressive selection of historical landmarks and points of interest, most notably the cathedral city of Canterbury, a centre of Christian pilgrimage. By booking with Secret Hotels, customers can take advantage of unbelievable discounts on the most exclusive hotels in the county of Kent.
One of Kent’s most appealing attributes is the fact that it lies within the commuter belt for London and also boasts some of the country’s most spectacular coastlines. This affords tourists the choice of experiencing the bright lights of the capital as well as the iconic natural vistas over the cliffs of Dover and other seaside beauty spots. The instantly recognisable White Cliffs of Dover have important symbolic status for Britain as this part of the English Channel has been historically threatened by invasions and wars. The site is now owned and run by the National Trust and there is now an information centre and museum detailing the area’s archaeological and historical significance. The significant port town of Folkestone can also be found in Kent which also serves as a traditional seaside resort with beach promenades and cliff paths.
Kent’s interior countryside is also renowned for its rural splendour and is home to 60 nature reserves and wildlife parks. The Kent Downs and High Weald have been recognised as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the county is popular with birdwatchers, ramblers and lovers of the great outdoors. Visitors can even experience the African Savannah at the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park which is home to black rhinos, zebra and lowland gorillas amongst other exotic creatures.
Kent’s most famous city is undoubtedly the cathedral town of Canterbury which was the setting for Chaucer’s iconic literary works, The Canterbury Tales. As well as attracting thousands of pilgrimaging Christians each year to its world famous cathedral, Canterbury is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country and large parts of the city have attracted UNESCO World Heritage site status. In addition to Chaucer, the esteemed Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe was also born in the city and Kent’s largest theatre, The Marlowe theatre, was named in his honour.
Savings of up to 35% from the ordinarily advertised premium prices can be obtained by booking a trip to Kent with Secret Hotels through providers Hotwire and Lastminute. Customers can choose from a handpicked list of exclusive hotel accommodation carefully selected by Secret Hotels based upon the quality of facilities, customer service and location. From traditionally English 5* establishments in the centre of Canterbury to quaint seaside boutiques offering stunning views over the English Channel, there is sure to be a hotel to suit all. Secret Hotels is suitable for both business and leisure guests, with its selection of hotels offering golf courses and health clubs as well as fully-equipped business centres with excellent conferencing facilities.