The UK boasts some seriously stunning scenery and the county of Kent certainly doesn’t disappoint. Call me biased but Kent is one of the best counties that England has to offer. First of all, Kent is the oldest county in England which means it’s steeped in rich history. With over 17,000 listed buildings, Kent is brimming with heritage, history and hidden gems.
One popular historic town has to be Whitstable which is a traditional coastal town and full of character! The town itself is renowned for its harbour and quirky shops. The quaint streets offer a variety of different gift shops, eateries, locally sourced food and even vinyl record stores as well as your modern high street shops. Not only are there great shops, but the town boasts great art galleries too. Chappell Contemporary is one particular favourite offering limited edition prints from incredible artists.
Discover Kent’s rich history
But what Whitstable is possibly most famous for is its stunning castle and gardens. Whitstable Castle or also known as Tankerton Towers, was built in the 1790s and presents realms of fantastic history. As you explore the Castle, you will discover interesting facts and impressive artefacts. Surrounding the Castle are beautiful gardens which visitors are also welcome to walk around, there are opportunities for guided tours of both the Castle & Gardens which can be pre-booked prior to arrival. Whitstable Castle is a brilliant day out for families as well as adults too! Just moments away from this historic town is Seaview Holiday Park which makes for the perfect place to explore all that Kent has to offer. Not only can you explore the history of Whitstable but you can also appreciate its stunning seafront.
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Moreover, the beaches at Whitstable are beautiful all year round. Nothing quite beats a cold beach walk admiring the choppy view. Meanwhile, when the tide is in there are wonderful swimming and kayaking opportunities. Afterwards, head back to the cosy accommodation where you can truly unwind. You’ll soon forget the stresses of everyday life. Without a doubt, this is the perfect pretty seaside town retreat.
Visit beautiful Yorkshire
When searching for places to go on holiday in the UK, look no further than the beautiful county of Yorkshire. Boasting quirky cities, charming towns and rolling hills and breath-taking coastlines, there’s something for tranquillity seekers and outdoor adventurers alike. Showcasing spectacular views, dramatic cliffs and mesmerizing beaches, Yorkshire’s coastline is not to be missed.
Discover breath-taking beaches
If beautiful and tranquil beaches are your favourite place to go, then Skipsea beach in Yorkshire is the one for you. Sat on the rugged cliffs of Skipsea beach offering incredible views of the north sea is Skipsea Sands Holiday Park. This tranquil holiday park is perfect for any walking enthusiast. There’s a whole abundance of coastal footpaths and amazing beaches nearby. Just a short drive will take you to the seaside resort of Bridlington. Here, you can expect glorious clean beaches, an array of independent shops, great entertainment and wonderful nature. Get up and close with nature with a seashore safari, or how about a boat trip around the bay, great experiences not to be missed!
Alternatively, enjoy the simple things in life! I’m talking about a beach stroll with an ice-cream on (hopefully) a warm summer day, building the ultimate sandcastle with the kids! It should be noted that Yorkshire is a great holiday destination for you and your family. You can do as little as you want, taking in the surrounding scenery, or as much as you want!