Romantic Places in Kent

 

Chiddingstone Castle near Edenbridge


The most romantic places to visit in Kent

With Valentines Day just around the corner, why not spend a bit of time with your loved one exploring somewhere a bit different with a visit to any of the Seven Wonders of the Weald in Kent.

Scotney Castle

The house, gardens and grounds of Scotney Castle are absolutely stunning including the bluebells in the woodland, daffodils, cherry blossom and wild flowers – all of which make for a gorgeous setting for a romantic day out for 2.  If it’s a nice day, why not bring a picnic hamper filled to them brim with both your favourite treats.  There is also the option to visit the tea room after exploring the house and grounds to try any of the delicious dishes with local produce from Scotney’s walled-garden, as well as their scone of the month!

The Spa Town of Royal Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells is the definition of a romantic town. Its rich Victorian history has been cemented into what the town is today. Take a stroll up to Tunbridge Wells common, up to Wellington Rocks, where you’ll get an incredible view of the whole town.  If beer is something you both like then why not visit Fuggles beer café, situated in the town centre, stocked full of local beers and ales, as well as interesting imported bottles, too. If it’s cocktails you’re after, then Framptons, right by the entrance to the Pantiles, should be on your list.

Chiddingstone Castle

Two words come to mind when thinking of what Chiddingstone Castle has to offer: Afternoon Tea! Book ahead of your visit for the opportunity to enjoy their delicious afternoon tea for two.   The grounds with its grade II listed orangery and lake is the perfect setting for a romantic walk as is the National Trust owned village of Chiddingstone which is reached via the gate in the Castle grounds..   The tea rooms can be accessed without admission to the Castle.

Biddenden Vineyard

Biddenden Vineyard makes for lovely date idea.  The self-guided walks through the vines are both peaceful and romantic with wonderful views of the Kent countryside.  Afterwards there is always wine and cider tasting in the Vineyard’s shop to help you choose which ones to purchase.  You could take even book a private guided tour of the vineyard, followed by a selection of wine tasting. End the experience with a delightful cheese sharing platter for two – filled to the brim with local cheeses. Yum!  See the Vineyard website for prices of guided tours and food options.

Hole Park Gardens

Open from the end of March to end of October, Hole Park Gardens is definitely a romantic garden to add to your list. With its magical bluebell wood and wisteria walk, you are transported into a blissful dream here. Enjoy a spot of delicious homemade cake in the Coach House tea room, all prepared on site.  The attractions won Visit Kent’s Garden of the year in 2016.

Kent and East Sussex Railway

Why not take a ride on a steam train from Tenterden to explore the romantic site of Bodiam Castle which is at the end of the line.    Nearby Tenterden High Street is also an attractive place to take a stroll with its antique shops and independent retailers.  The railway also offers cream teas, ploughman lunches and hamper options, the later can be pre-booked as can dining experiences on board the Pullman carriages.

Knole

You can’t get a much more romantic setting than Knole. Beautifully tranquil and vast where your walk will be shared by the Fallow Deer which live here. Take your time to wander round the vast grounds or explore Knole itself which is steeped in 400 years of history.

Originally built as an archbishop’s palace, Knole passed through royalty to the Sackville family, who still live here today

Inside the showrooms, art lovers will find Reynolds, Gainsborough and Van Dyck to admire. Textiles enthusiasts can marvel at the seventeenth century tapestries and furniture that make the collection internationally significant. You can explore the life and loves of former resident Eddy Sackville-West in the Gatehouse Tower and climb the spiral staircase to take in panoramic views from the rooftop.

Perhaps take a trip into the high street after, a short walk away and see everything that Sevenoaks has to offer.

Discover our tourist pass, which for £30, gives you one free entry to each of the 7 Wonders of the Weald, so you can explore some of what the local area has to offer you, and you’re more than welcome to take your dog to join the ride!

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