Things to Do in Tenterden

Ooh, there is an absolutely amazing assortment of activities and places to visit in Kent.

Whether you’re an outdoorsy sort of person, who just loves pulling on a pair of wellies and being at one with nature in the Garden of England. Or perhaps you prefer the historic side of our glorious county? Are you a firm foodie, with your hungry eye always on the next incredible meal?

Well, whatever floats your boat, there’s something for everyone (even the family dog) to do during your stay in Tenterden.

Chapel Down Vineyard

Just a wee six minute taxi ride away, is the stunning Chapel Down Vineyard.

If you’re a big fan of quaffing some top-knotch British wine (and who isn’t) then we suggest you pay them a visit. The estate is open to the public for guided tours, and there’s even a restaurant too.

Visit Rye

A 20 min cruise in your car takes you to the pretty coastal town of Rye in East Sussex.

Alive with smuggled secrets and tantalising tales, Rye has twitterns & crannies to explore and views across Romney Marsh to ponder. Historic buildings, stunning walks, excellent shopping, oh – and there’s a vineyard or two.

Cobbled lanes like Mermaid Street are lined with medieval, half-timbered houses. Adventure seems to wait at every turn – an absolute must-see.

Sissinghurst Castle & Gardens

This National Trust site, near Cranbrook, Kent, is the famous garden of writer Vita Sackville-West.

Learn about the history of the castle – which even served as a prison in the 1700s, and as a home to the women’s land army. It was also a family home to some fascinating people who lived here or came to stay.

Kent & East Sussex Railway

You don’t have to be train spotter to enjoy a day out here.

It’s almost as if you travel back in time and take a peek at the golden age of rail travel. You can take a trip on the Kent & East Sussex Railway and enjoy a unique view of the oh-so-pretty countryside from the olde-worlde comfort of a heritage steam.

So there we have it. A right royal round-up of our favourite things to do when visiting the stunning county of Kent.

Hopefully, we’ve left you feeling motivated to get out-and-about for your weekend (or longer) stay at the White Lion. But if it all seems like too much effort, simply treat yourself to something delicious to eat and drink and settle down by the fireside in the bar.

After all, isn’t that the real joy of staying in a pub?

Happy holidays indeed.

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