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Vacation village for 2 people in Monkton (Thanet)
4.5
23 reviews
Monkton (Thanet), Kent
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$87per night
Vacation house for 2 people in Elmsted, with garden and jacuzzi
4.5
37 reviews
Elmsted, Kent Downs
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$92per night
Cottage for 6 people in Kingsdown, with garden
4.4
17 reviews
Kingsdown, Kent
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$65per night
Vacation house for 4 people in Hougham Without, with garden and pool as well as sauna and jacuzzi, with pets
5.0
1 review
Hougham Without, Kent Downs
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$124per night
Tent for 2 people in Broomfield and Kingswood, with garden
2 pers.
4.4
21 reviews
Broomfield and Kingswood, Kent Downs
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$185per night
Vacation house for 3 people in Tenterden
4.1
9 reviews
Tenterden, High Weald
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$90per night
Vacation house for 2 people in Hastingleigh, with garden
2 pers., 1 bedrooms
3.5
4 reviews
Hastingleigh, Kent Downs
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$82per night
Vacation house for 6 people in Faversham, with garden
5.0
6 reviews
Faversham, Kent Downs
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$135per night
Vacation house for 4 people in Margate, with garden, with pets
4.2
21 reviews
Margate, Kent
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$104per night
Apartment for 4 people in Ramsgate
4 pers., 1 bedrooms
4.6
102 reviews
Ramsgate, Kent
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$87per night
Vacation house for 4 people in Elham, with garden
4.8
18 reviews
Elham, Kent Downs
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$138per night
Country house for 2 people in Europe, with garden
4.5
87 reviews
Kent Downs, South East England
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$101per night
Vacation house for 3 people in Broadstairs, with pets
Broadstairs, Kent
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$107per night
Vacation house for 2 people in Europe, with garden
4.7
24 reviews
Kent Downs, South East England
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$86per night
Vacation house for 4 people in Woodnesborough, with garden
4 pers., 2 bedrooms
5.0
26 reviews
Woodnesborough, Kent
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$168per night
Large vacation house for 4 people in Challock, with jacuzzi and garden
4 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.8
59 reviews
Challock, Kent Downs
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$84per night
Vacation house for 5 people in River (Kent), with garden, with pets
4.8
48 reviews
River (Kent), Kent Downs
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$90per night
Vacation house for 6 people in Ramsgate, with garden, with pets
4.7
17 reviews
Ramsgate, Kent
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$120per night
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Highlights in Kent

  • Oldest county in the southeast of England
  • Eurotunnel connection to France
  • The white rocks of Dover
  • Home of Churchill, Darwin and Dickens
  • Numerous palaces, castles, manor houses and manor houses
  • Eleven nature parks with coniferous forests, swamps, hills and Wadden Sea

Most popular in Kent

Internet 1,328
Pet allowed 445
Balcony/Terrace 495
TV 1,163
Garden 908
Parking 1,139
Washing machine 1,017
View 133
Heating 1,089

Popular Destinations in Kent

Holiday cottages in Kent

Wonderful residences with sea views

On the edge of nature reserves, in picturesque fishing villages and on first-class beaches, travellers will find relaxing holiday resorts in Kent that combine culture and nature. An apartment or holiday home on the Isle of Sheppey or in the quiet coastal towns of Whitstaple or Birchington will give you a wonderful view of the North Sea. Especially charming are the white cliffs of Dover in the south. Some accommodations offer views as far as the French coast.

Fabulous domiciles for travel groups

Numerous hosts let you first-class cottages, lodges, town villas or farms, where you have generous living space, gardens or barbecue areas with your family, school classes or friends. Along the coast you will find a charming holiday home in towns like Shepway or Sandgate. You can spend your free days in seclusion like Fordwich and Throwley or enjoy the vibrant city life in Maidstone and Dover.

Holidays in Kent

Location and orientation

Oldest Province in Great Britain

About 39 kilometres southeast of central London, the ceremonial county of Kent extends over 3,736 square kilometres in the extreme southeast of England. The largest cities include the capital Maidstone, the port cities Dover and Margate as well as Canterbury and Ashford. The entire region has about 1.7 million inhabitants.

Surrounding waters and countries

Kent is bordered to the north and south by the natural water borders of the Thames, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Strait of Dover. Inland, Kent borders on the counties of Greater London, East Sussex and Surrey. France is connected to Kent through the Eurotunnel.

Medieval bridge and church in Kent
Medieval bridge and church in Kent

Things to know

Historical legacy

Manor houses, magnificent palaces and castles belong to the breathtaking collection of historical buildings. Cultural travellers will encounter sacred places such as Canterbury Cathedral, walk through medieval alleys where Winston Churchill already strolled or enter mansions such as Charles Darwin's former residence. Visits to the most beautiful fortifications in the country are highly recommended. They include Dover Castle, Leeds Castle, Hever Castle, Rochester Castle and Walmer Castle.

The Garden of England

Eleven of the 37 national parks in Kent create a spectacular landscape of hills, coniferous forests, salt marshes, mud flats, swamps and lakes. The green region captivates with regions like the Buckland Lake Reserve, the Oare Marshes Nature Reserve or the Dungeness National Nature Reserve. The colourful gardens of Kent, which present themselves with woods, roses, daffodils, watercourses or rhododendrons, are particularly attractive. A visit to Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Goodnestone Park Gardens or Bedgebury Pinetum is worthwhile.

In 51 B.C., the Roman general Julius Caesar named today's county the "Land of the Cantiaci" after a Celtic tribe.

Top 3 travel tips

Nostalgic round trip

The Kent & East Sussex Railway, Spa Valley Railway, East Kent Railway, Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway take you on a historic journey through time in the restored steam locomotives of the early 20th century. You will pass the fascinating landscape, interesting railway stations and wonderful villages.

The father of Oliver Twist

In Broadstairs you can walk in the footsteps of Charles Dickens. The writer, to whom four of his works of world literature belong, has family roots in Kent. The harbour town honours the writer with schools and restaurants and dedicates itself to his life's work in the museum of the same name.

Majestic Port Facilities

The county looks back on a legendary past as a defensive and naval power. The royal shipyard in Chatham still exists today. Visitors can visit the 400-year-old dry dock, warships and sailing ships. Other maritime achievements can be found in the Dover Museum.

Castles and Gardens in Southern England
Castles and Gardens in Southern England