‘There is nothing more special than spending a lovely romantic vacation with the one you love. Life is so busy and so hectic that we don’t often take the time to appreciate the most important people in it. So why not take a trip to Kent?

When you go on holiday with your other half you get to spend time away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. You can focus on having a laugh and enjoying each other’s company. The only thing you really need to do is make the effort to find the perfect setting for your dream vacation. If you can tick this box then you are assured to have a magical time.

One place you should definitely consider is Kent. The county is not called the Garden of England for no reason. It offers beautiful scenery and lots to do and see. You should definitely embark on at least one walk through the countryside whilst on vacation. You and your partner can stroll along hand in hand and witness the beautiful nature. It doesn’t get much more romantic than that does it?

Places to dine in Kent

One thing most people like to do as a couple is dine out together. Nothing beats a good old candlelit dinner. You can enjoy some good food, some good wine and some good company. The great thing about Kent is the fact that there is a wealth of phenomenal restaurants for you to choose between – many of which are award-winning. One of the reasons why Kent boasts so many fantastic restaurants is because of the fact that all of the produce is local. This is indeed one of the reasons why the county has achieved the name ‘Garden of England’. If you love good old traditional food then you will really be in your element. Your smartphone is the most helpful travel tool if you want to find good places to eat while in Kent. There are lots of great apps that can help you find restaurants in the local area.

All you need to know about exploring the beautiful county of Kent on bike

Cycling is a sport enjoyed by a wealth of people all over the world. There are those who train every day to become better and faster. Then there are those who merely enjoy a nice bike ride from time to time so they can explore the landscape that is on offer. No matter what category you fall into, you are assured to enjoy the magic of cycling in Kent.

Kent is a popular county in the South of England, often referred to as ‘the garden of England’. This nickname aptly showcases the beauty Kent has to offer and thus justifies why it is known as one of the best places for biking in the whole of England. It is not all about the views however, with steep hills and fast roads, cycling in Kent offers some great challenges for those who want to push themselves.

If you are planning on vacationing in this area you should definitely take a bike with you, or source out some hire shops before your trip so that you are prepared. You will also need to know some of the best bike routes, which is what this article is here to help you with. Read on to discover four of the best places to cycle in Kent…

Art in Romney March Cycle Route

This cycle route starts from Ham Street Station and it ends at the same point. The total distance of the route is about 45.56 kilometers from the starting point to the end point. What makes this route extra special is that during the months of September and October is becomes part of the Art in Romney Marsh event. Thus, you will visit five art shows at various churches whilst taking part in the cycle. You will also stop for lunch at The Star Inn. If you are planning on visiting Kent during this period you should definitely get involved.

Alkham Valley Byways cycle route

The Alkham Valley Byways cycle route is great for those who want a challenge, especially when the conditions are wet. If you are a keen cycler you will definitely love this route as the difficulty level is rather high – this is something beginners of course need to be mindful of. This route is situated in Hawkinge and you will witness incredible views of Alkham Valley.

 A20/ A249 loop Cycle route

This is a route that is more suited to those who want to ensure they get their daily exercise whilst away on holiday. The A20/A249 loop cycle route takes place in Sittingbourne. You will begin and end your journey on Bell Road. It is recommended that you take part in this cycle during the morning on the weekends when the traffic is light. There will be several of places for you to stop if you need refreshment.

Beckenham Loop via Godstone cycle route

Last but not least, we have the Beckenham Loop cycle route. This is ideal for those who want to make the most of the countryside that Kent has become so famous for. You will also get to witness some landmark sites across the way. Most people enjoy the stop at a coffee shop and Westerham, the area where Churchill lived. Nonetheless, do bear in mind the fact that this route does continue some fast roads and challenging hills.

These four bike routes are all diverse from one and other yet all equally exciting and thrilling in their own right. If you are someone who enjoys cycling, don’t leave home without your bike when you are visiting Kent. There are so many tracks to mark your tyres with and so many views for you to witness. Kent is a cycler’s dream.

Other major sites…

In addition to the points already mentioned, when you go on holiday you obviously want to explore and discover what the place has to offer. Thankfully Kent offers a lot. There are many tourist attractions and lots of places of interest. Nonetheless, in order to give you a helping hand, we have picked out four of the most romantic places to go to whilst in the area. These are as follows…

  • The White Cliffs of Dover
  • The North Downs Way
  • Goodnestone Park Gardens
  • Wine Country Tour

Finally, nothing ruins a holiday more than staying in poor accommodation. Thus to provide the finishing touches to your perfect romantic getaway you need to make sure you stay in somewhere fantastic. Instead of residing in a hotel you will be much better off in one of the traditional self-catering cottages. These are perfect for couples because of their cosy and relaxing quality. Not only this, but you will benefit from added peace and privacy as well.

When you are looking for accommodation for your trip, there is no denying that the best place to begin is online. There are lots of great websites out there today for hotels and cottages. So, no matter what sort of accommodation you are interested in, you will be able to find the right one for you and at a good price too.

Hotel booking

You will have no doubt seen the adverts online lately about the same hotel being offered at different rates depending on where you book it. This is very much the case, which is why it is a good idea to take the time to look around. Even if you use hotel comparison booking websites; one is never enough to find the best deal. Give yourself a little bit of time to do some digging and it will be worth it in the end. It is also a good idea to read reviews that have been left by other people who have stayed in the hotel in question before. This will help you to get an honest assessment of what the place is like. Plus, you will be able to see photos that have been posted by travellers, rather than marketing photos, and so you see in the place for what it really is like.

Don’t forget to make the time to enjoy a lovely holiday with your partner – even if it is just a weekend away. Why not head to Kent? As you can see from this article; the county has a lot to offer and is ideal when it comes to romance.

Suz xx

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