Canterbury is a major cultural and historical centre with the cathedral, museums, the Marlow Theatre, restaurants, cafes, wine bars, boating on the river Stour and a wide range of interesting shops.

 

Folkestone also has a selection of restaurants and cafes.  You can explore the old harbour and the Creative Quarter and the Lower Lees Coastal Park or take ‘high tea’ at The Grand on the Leas. 

 

Hythe has a variety of shops, cafés and antique shops.  It is also the terminus for the world’s smallest railway the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch line which goes to Dungeness.

 

Dungeness has one of the country’s most important bird sanctuaries.

 

Dover is a must, to visit the historic castle including the wartime tunnels and special exhibitions.

 

Ashford is the place if you really can’t resist shopping with the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, well sign-posted on the outskirts.  In the town itself is also the City Square Arcade with specialist shops and major stores. For those who want to experience something of the farming world, Ashford still has a major thriving Livestock Market