Pilgrims Retreat Country Park – Kent2019-02-06T12:06:03+00:00

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With 500 acres of beautiful parkland and formal gardens, daily activities, free flying falconry displays, special events and year round attractions, Leeds Castle is one of the best days out in Kent, you will want to come back time and again!


Listed in the Doomsday book as a Saxon Manor, this beautiful moated castle is a must see and also popular for garden parties and regular concert tours too.

For more information on Leeds Castle click here to visit their website.

The Kent Downs is an enchanting landscape, one of drama and intimacy extending from the White Cliffs at Dover to the London and Surrey Borders. Dramatic south facing scarp slopes offer inspirational views across surrounding countryside, towns, estuaries and sea.


Opportunities abound to explore all corners of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) by foot, cycle or horseback. Don’t forget your wild flower guide for the stunning chalk grassland where rare and beautiful orchids flourish and herbs tantalise the senses!

For more information on the Kent Downs click here to visit the website.

Romney Marsh is known for its natural beauty, the diversity of its habitats, rich history, extensive coastline and its sheep.


With excellent accommodation, outstanding attractions, fine food and drink, varied walking routes and many sandy beaches, Romney Marsh is an ideal place to visit, explore and enjoy.

For more information on Romney Marsh click here to visit their website.

The area’s woodland conceals over 30 small manor houses, castles and beautiful parks and gardens; 9 managed by the National Trust. Other highlights include Bewl Water – the largest area of inland water in the South East of England; Harrison’s Rocks – a 1.5km sandstone climbing crag; and Bedgebury Forest which has 22km of cycle tracks.


Open farms and woodlands provide a countryside experience; and a car-free view of the landscape can be enjoyed from one of the area’s 3 steam railways.

For more information on High Weald click here to visit their website.

Kent offers some superb Farmers’ Markets and the one just down the road in Egerton is no exception… Providing local food & drink grown and produced in and around the local community. Buying direct from the grower/producer and means you can enjoy competitively-priced, quality products.

The markets also create a focal point and wonderful spirit with a chance to meet and connect with the local community.

For more information on the Farmers Market click here to visit their website.

A walk up Oldbury Hill, although steep, is worth the effort. As you enter the magical woodland, you will find pathways scattered across the ancient hillfort for you to explore. Marvel at the changing light throughout the different seasons and look for birds and mammals who call this place home.

As you wander round, discover the viewpoints, which open up across the Kent countryside. Oldbury Camp, as it is sometimes known, is one of the largest hillforts in the country.

For more information on Oldbury Hill click here to visit the website.