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Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Kent

Enjoy the area's cathedral, history and museums with a rental holiday home in Kent. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the shopping, restaurants and beaches. Take in top local attractions such as Leeds Castle and Canterbury Cathedral. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Kent

Do you want to find things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Kent a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Southend Pier (21.5 mi / 34.6 km)
  • Royal St George's Golf Club (28 mi / 45 km)
  • Dreamland (29.9 mi / 48.1 km)
  • Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Ashford Golf Club (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Faversham Golf Club (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Kent

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 21°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Kent

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Kent. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • White Horse Wood Country Park (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Brogdale Collections (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Vinters Valley Nature Reserve (9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Mote Park (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Oare Gunpowder Works County Park (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Brenchley Gardens (10 mi / 16.1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Kent

Fly into London (SEN-Southend), the closest airport, located 23.9 mi (38.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Manston (MSE-Kent Intl.), which is 28.2 mi (45.3 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Maidstone Lenham Station, Ashford Charing Station and Maidstone Harrietsham Station are the main stations in the city.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Kent?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,805 holiday rentals around Kent. From 570 Cabins to 570 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Kent is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Kent?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Kent. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Whitstable: 392 holiday rentals
  • Broadstairs: 416 holiday rentals
  • Gravesend: 240 holiday rentals
  • Margate: 415 holiday rentals
  • Herne Bay: 606 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Kent! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Kent?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Kent with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Whitstable: 392 holiday homes
  • Broadstairs: 416 holiday homes
  • Gravesend: 240 holiday homes
  • Margate: 415 holiday homes
  • Herne Bay: 606 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Kent?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Kent are:

  • Gatwick Airport (LGW): 634 holiday houses
  • Southend Airport (SEN): 297 holiday houses
  • City Airport (LCY): 12,094 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Kent?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Kent. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Whitstable Harbour: 998 holiday rentals
  • Down House: 11,862 holiday rentals
  • Teston Bridge Country Park: 674 holiday rentals
  • Minster Abbey: 958 holiday rentals
  • St. Martin's Church: 1,170 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kent listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Kent

Whitstable
392 holiday rentals
Broadstairs
416 holiday rentals
Gravesend
240 holiday rentals
Margate
415 holiday rentals
Herne Bay
606 holiday rentals
Canterbury
1,106 holiday rentals
Deal
680 holiday rentals
Sevenoaks
97 holiday rentals
Cranbrook
1,036 holiday rentals
Dungeness
416 holiday rentals
Saint Michaels
459 holiday rentals
Maidstone
484 holiday rentals
Dover
600 holiday rentals
Tunbridge Wells
423 holiday rentals
Tenterden
883 holiday rentals
Hythe
357 holiday rentals
Wadhurst
486 holiday rentals
Orpington
555 holiday rentals
Ramsgate
642 holiday rentals
Hollingbourne
218 holiday rentals