Kent England

Kent England

Because of its location in the southeast of England as well as its 21-mile proximity to France across the English Channel, the county of Kent has been threatened by invasion since Roman times. One result of this vulnerability is that Kent has 26 castles all built originally for defense. Kent is a land of great natural beauty with the rolling North Downs and the High Weald. The latter is an area characterized by a ‘mosaic of small farms and woodlands, historic parks, sunken lanes and ridge-top villages.’ The High Weald also contains ancient woodlands.

Kent England Videos: This 3.5-minute video takes a look at Dover and Dover Castle in Kent. Here’s a 5-minute video about the various castles of Kent.

FunFacts about Kent England: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties. It borders Greater London to the north-west, Surrey to the west and East Sussex to the south-west. The county also shares borders with Essex along the estuary of the River Thames, and with the French department of Pas-de-Calais through the Channel Tunnel. The county town is Maidstone. (Source)
  • The famous Canterbury Cathedral is located in Kent and has been the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Church of England, since the Reformation.
  • France can be seen from Kent in fine weather from Folkestone and the White Cliffs of Dover
  • The county of Kent has 26 castles.
  • The two greatest natural beauties of Kent are the North Downs and The High Weald.
  • Kent is part of the London commuter belt and with such a close proximity to the continent enjoys a strong economy.
  • The name Kent is believed to be of British Celtic origin.
  • Kent has been occupied since the Palaeolithic era.
  • Kent is in one of the warmest parts of Britain and its highest recorded temperature was 101 degrees or 38 Celsius.
  • The population of Kent in 2014 was approximately 1.5 million people.

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27 thoughts on “Kent England

  1. Kent is definitely a place I’d like to visit in the future. I always hear about the White Cliffs of Dover and want to see them in person!

  2. Love the beautiful pictures! I love the one of the castles since I always had an interest in them. I would love to see a castle in person someday. Kent looks like an interesting place to visit if I ever get a chance to go to England.

  3. Caris, I thank you for having such an inquisitive mind. You have shown more of our beautiful planet than I ever dreamed existed. I look forward to your blog with great wonder – what new item(s) will Mother Nature show us today? Thank you for opening my eyes to the world around me, not just my little corner of it.

  4. Though it has been awhile, the pictures of the cliffs bring back memories of visiting them. They are incredible in person. The Canterbury Cathedral is one to see as well. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

  5. I have not visited this part of England but the photos are a real draw. The white cliffs are just magnificent!

    Fort Myers, Florida

  6. I haven’t been there, but I’d love to visit. Love the castle photos.

    Always reminds me of the P&P line: “What news from Kent?”

    denise from maryland

    ps. both Delaware and Maryland have a Kent County

  7. Hi, Everyone,
    After reading all the comments, I went back and added one more ‘castle’ photo. The last one now is Leeds Castle, which I had the wonderful opportunity to visit a few years ago.

    It was a terrific experience in part because they were having a flower show at the same time and each major room was decorated with gorgeous flower arrangements. What struck me was that I felt I’d been given a window to the past. I’ve always wondered how the ladies of the castle could make all this stone seem homey and inviting. But that’s exactly what the flowers did. Each arrangement softened the entire room and gave it an unexpected warmth.

    So, it’s very likely the imaginative castle-wife spent some of her time each day collecting flowers from the garden and nearby woods just to brighten up the place. It was very eye-opening and I felt sure a few resident ghosts were appreciative of all the charm flowers can bring.

    Caris,
    Buckeye Arizona USA

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