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Ranked #1 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Other zoos & aquariums; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: Wildlife Heritage Foundation (WHF) is a leading animal conservation charity. It was established to coordinate the management... more » Owner description: Wildlife Heritage Foundation (WHF) is a leading animal conservation charity. It was established to coordinate the management and operation of the Big Cat Sanctuary and to raise awareness and money to help fund in-situ conservation projects around the globe. The Big Cat Sanctuary is not open to the general public and can only be visited as part of a pre-arranged exotic animal experience or by joining one of our photographic workshops. The Big Cat Sanctuary is located in Kent, England. The site is 34+ acres in size and is quite open with large grass expanses and natural ponds. The enclosures are suited to the types of cats housed. The Sanctuary is home to over 50 large and small cats, some of which are within the European Endangered Species Breeding Programmes (EEP's)Amur tiger, Sumatran tiger, Fishing cat, Jaguar, Lynx, Serval, Jungle cat, Snow leopard, Amur leopard, Black leopard, Clouded leopard, Pallas Cats, White lions, Tawney lions, Rusty Spotted cat, Cheetah, Hybrid tigers, Puma and North Chinese leopard and may be more when you visit as we are always expanding!!The current specialist experiences which are held at WHF are: A Walking Safari with an overnight Lodge experience; Ranger Days; Big Cat Encounters; Cat Adoptions; Photographic Workshops for all abilities; Family Days. For up to date information you can visit our website or follow us on Twitter or FaceBook. Thank you for visiting us on Tripadvisor if you have visited please leave a review to let others know what you thought. This is important to us.The WHF Team. « less
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The Hawking Centre (Doddington)
Ranked #2 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #3 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Playgrounds; Parks
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Ramsgate Tunnels (Ramsgate)
Ranked #4 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Dover Castle (Dover)
Ranked #5 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks

Some insider tips on Dover Castle:  * Wear comfortable shoes and layers of clothing - this is a huge, hilly site, and you'll want to be comfortable as you walk around the... more »

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Ranked #6 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Museums
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Ightham Mote (Ightham)
Ranked #7 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Hever Castle (Hever)
Ranked #8 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Castles; Landmarks
Owner description: 2 Jan – 13 Feb 2015 Hever Castle will be CLOSED. Hever Castle is an important historic castle on the English landscape, and... more » Owner description: 2 Jan – 13 Feb 2015 Hever Castle will be CLOSED. Hever Castle is an important historic castle on the English landscape, and was once the family home of one of England’s most famous Queens – Anne Boleyn, the intriguing second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I. The castle is a romantic double moated 13th century castle which houses historic 16th century portraits, paintings, furniture, tapestries and treasures. Comprehensive information on the history of Hever Castle can be found in the guide book and audio tours are available from the Hever Shop, Visitor Centre or Castle Entrance. Visitors can explore the magnificent gardens for all seasons which include Italian, Rose and Tudor gardens, topiary, yew maze and splashing water maze, or take a stroll around the informal areas of Sunday Walk and Anne Boleyn’s Walk. Hever hosts a number of special events throughout the season including gardening events with the Head Gardener and his team. Family fun include Jousting Tournaments each summer and is one of our most popular events; visit our website for up to date information on events, prices and opening times. « less
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Canterbury Cathedral (Canterbury)
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$153* and up
Ranked #9 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: The first Church of England, this historic gothic-style cathedral dates back to 597, which served as a rich and powerful... more » Owner description: The first Church of England, this historic gothic-style cathedral dates back to 597, which served as a rich and powerful monastery of Benedictine monks in the 12th century. « less
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Ranked #10 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #11 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums
Owner description: Embark on a year-long voyage of exploration and discovery at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, the world’s most complete... more » Owner description: Embark on a year-long voyage of exploration and discovery at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, the world’s most complete dockyard from the Age of Sail and one of Britain’s leading maritime heritage destinations. This unique, award winning attraction has a remarkable range of museum galleries, iconic buildings and historic warships to explore, together with a diverse programme of events, family activities and outstanding temporary exhibitions. « less
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Ranked #12 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Chartwell (Westerham)
Ranked #13 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: The great British statesman, Sir Winston Churchill, lived in this home for over 40 years. Visitors can tour the rose gardens... more » Owner description: The great British statesman, Sir Winston Churchill, lived in this home for over 40 years. Visitors can tour the rose gardens and see the artwork, books and desk of this remarkable leader. « less
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The Leas Lift (Folkestone)
Ranked #14 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Castles; Gardens
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Ranked #16 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Dating from 604 AD, this is the second-oldest cathedral in England.
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Ranked #17 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Military Museums; Museums
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Ranked #18 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Military Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Museum tells the story of the Corps of Royal Engineers. It is a story of courage, innovation, skill and endurance.... more » Owner description: The Museum tells the story of the Corps of Royal Engineers. It is a story of courage, innovation, skill and endurance. Through the many galleries, follow the evolution of the Sapper. From military architects and specialists in siegecraft, to the Army's innovators on everything from diving to surveying, flying to photography and transport to combat engineering. Alongside their military exploits, the displays also illustrate the huge contribution of Royal Engineers to civil infrastructure of nations around the world. Did you know the Royal Engineers designed the Royal Albert Hall?Reflecting the international work of the Royal Engineers over the centuries there are also many exquisite ethnographic items from China, Africa, and India. Some highlights include: 25 Victoria Crosses, Wellington's map of Waterloo, Chard's weapons from the Zulu War, and an amazing collection of bridge laying tanks. There is something for everybody at the Royal Engineers Museum. « less
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Ranked #19 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Sshh…can you keep a secret? Discover the hidden World War II labyrinth of tunnels deep in the White Cliffs of Dover that were... more » Owner description: Sshh…can you keep a secret? Discover the hidden World War II labyrinth of tunnels deep in the White Cliffs of Dover that were used as an underground hospital and military enclave during wartime. « less
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Viking Bay (Broadstairs)
Ranked #20 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #21 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
Owner description: Established in the 19th Century by John Powell Powell and his successors, Quex Park is an historic country estate of over... more » Owner description: Established in the 19th Century by John Powell Powell and his successors, Quex Park is an historic country estate of over 1,800 acres in Birchington-on-Sea on the stunning Kent coast near Margate. Quex Park has in more recent times developed a bespoke leisure destination for all the family to enjoy. Within the Park there is a Children's Indoor and Outdoor Play Centre, a Craft Village, a Garden Nursery, Quex Carriages, Quex Paintball, Build-a-base, Laser Rush, Quex Barn Farmshop and Restaurant and in the summer, a giant Maize Maze along with a packed and exciting annual events calendar for the whole family to enjoy. One of Quex Park's best known visitor attractions is the Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House & Gardens, which attracts visitors from near and far to engage with its eclectic mix of world-class natural history, World Cultures and Asian art. Its natural history collections are of world-class importance as a scientific resource. The Museum as well as Quex House and Gardens are open to the public and is one of the best things to do in the Canterbury area. Within the grounds there is also a beautiful wedding and functions venue Mama Feelgoods Boutique Cafe Entry onto Quex Park is free, and each leisure facility that makes up the destination has its own opening hours and admission fees where applicable. Please see the Quex Park website for further details. Visit us today and expect the unexpected at Quex Park « less
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Scotney Castle Garden (Lamberhurst)
Ranked #22 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
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Ranked #23 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks
Owner description: South Foreland lighthouse was bought by the National Trust in 1989. The building has been preserved and open to visitors... more » Owner description: South Foreland lighthouse was bought by the National Trust in 1989. The building has been preserved and open to visitors since that time. The lighthouse has an interesting history. It was the first lighthouse in the world to shine an electric light, and the site for the first international radio transmission.It retains a beautifully crafted Victorian clockwork mechanism, which used to spin the l...ight, projecting a unique flash sequence visible for miles. Visitors can wind the machinery and see this marvel of engineering move in perfect time. Being situated on the enigmatic White Cliffs of Dover, at 300 foot high, overlooking the busiest shipping lanes in the world, South Foreland enjoys stunning views across the English Channel. If you seek fresh air and to stretch your legs, there are walks along the cliffs and in the surrounding countryside.Mrs Knott's Tea Room opened in 2012, set in one of the old Lighthouse Keepers cottages. It was named for the famous Knott family of lighthouse keepers who looked after South Foreland for generations. The tea rooms have period wallpaper, antique furniture and crockery donated by visitors. You can take your tea in style! For your younger visitors (and those who still feel young) you can fly a kite, dress up like a pirate and play one of our wooden outdoor games. We look forward to welcoming you. « less
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Ranked #24 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Drive your own dumper trucks, excavators, as well as mini and giant JCB diggers.
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Chislehurst Caves (Chislehurst)
Ranked #25 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #26 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: The Forest with it All in Kent. Bedgebury Forest is the wild outdoor adventure in South East England. The Go Ape Tree Top... more » Owner description: The Forest with it All in Kent. Bedgebury Forest is the wild outdoor adventure in South East England. The Go Ape Tree Top Adventure involves fun and adventure across five sites. Each site features award winning high ropes, awesome crossings, tunnels, bridges and epic wind-in-your-face zip wires. If you're looking for outdoor activities for children, then Go Ape's got the answer with Tree Top Junior. Fun filled days out of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll negotiate crossings and finish on a high (literally) with an awesome zip wire. « less
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Dunorlan Park (Royal Tunbridge Wells)
Ranked #27 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #28 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Mysterious Sites; Caverns/ Caves
Owner description: The Shell Grotto is one of the world’s most mysterious places: a series of underground rooms and passageways covered by... more » Owner description: The Shell Grotto is one of the world’s most mysterious places: a series of underground rooms and passageways covered by 2000sqft of exquisite mosaic created with 4.6 million shells. Discovered in 1835, nobody knows who created it, when, or why. “The grotto is simultaneously haunting and homely. It could be a lost pagan shrine or have ‘A Present From Margate’ picked out in the shells - it wouldn’t matter. It’s still magical, mysterious and (once it’s in your head) impossible to forget.” Far From the Sodding Crowd: More Uncommonly British Days Out, Penguin Books, 2007 « less
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St Margaret's Bay Beach (St Margaret's at Cliffe)
Ranked #29 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #30 of 554 attractions in Kent
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Aim of the Kent Firefighting Museum Charitable Trust is: "To advance education for the public benefit in the subject of... more » Owner description: The Aim of the Kent Firefighting Museum Charitable Trust is: "To advance education for the public benefit in the subject of firefighting in Kent, its history and heritage by the establishment and maintenance of a museum and learning resources" « less
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