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If you are planning to visit this beautiful part of Kent, you will want to know where to stay, what there is to see, what events might coincide with your planned visit, and how you can get around?

We offer you several places to start
but don’t make recommendations for places to stay.

The websites below are a mix of civic and tourism websites alongside some village and parish websites that may inspire you when choosing where to travel.

Local to Lynsted

Local to Swale - Things to do, places to stay

Some specifics to consider:

Local to the South East and Kent

NEW A new site to us is on which we have advertised the village Fete - you can advertise your own events by registering with this site - and it is free if all you want to do is make a simple advert.

Rural Ways Website: aims to promote the South East as a leading tourist destination -  Horseriding? Walking and cycling?  Worth a browse for ideas of things to do.

RSPB Reserves are fascinating throughout the year - this link highlights those in the Southeast

Kent Countryside Access: Kent tourism promotion as part of “Rural Ways” - supported by by Government Office South East

Goodnestone Park Gardens: Absolutely delightful and tranquil gardens within relatively easy reach (the other side of Canterbury) and worth the price of the entrance.  Also worth checking for events (concerts, theatre, exhibitions).  Their Golden Arboretum is a picnic ground overlooked by the church tower, secluded and peaceful.

Beech Court Gardens: High up on the North Downs (near Challock), undulating lawns, arboretum, all season of interest. March to September

Traveling in the area?

Moving to the Area? 

Local data on tidessaving energyflood help (see our “flood map” and guidance on local pollution), environmental protection, air quality checks and weather services, solar grants, weather for light aircraft owners? What about holidays in our forests? All in one Government online services website

Local Weather? They never agree, so here are two links for Sittingbourne area

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