Things To Do

We are happy to give you advice on things to do in the area, as well as places to eat.

 

Nettlepole Bed & Breakfast is especially well-suited for those interested in walking, since it is positioned on the Greensand way, provides easy access to public footpaths, the Pilgrims way on the North Downs and the Stour Valley walk.  

 

Canterbury, Ashford, Maidstone, Tenterden and Dover port and Channel Tunnel are all within driving distance. London can be reached by train, which takes 35 minutes from Ashford and 65 minutes from Pluckley.  

  

There are many sites of historic interest nearby, such as Leeds Castle, Dover CastleHever CastleScotney CastleCanterbury Cathedral and Chatham Historic Dockyard, as well as lots of little villages and towns to discover.

Leeds Castle
Leeds Castle

 Modern Art can be found in Margate at the Turner Contemporary and Hastings which has the Jerwood, Eastbourne with the Towner Gallery, and Bexhill which has the famous De La Warr Pavilion. Theatre and music lovers will appreciate the Marlowe theatre and the Gulbenkian, both in Canterbury.

 

Kent is awash with beautiful gardens, such as Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Great Dixter House and Gardens, Chartwell House, where Churchill lived and painted, Hole park Gardens and Godinton House and Gardens, Doddington place Gardens, Belmont House (with a clock museum) and gardens, and Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest. Nearby there are a few very good nurseries.

And for animal lovers there are Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and  Wingham Wildlife Park.

 

 

Sissinghurst Castle Garden
Sissinghurst Castle Garden