Kent in the south of England is often referred to as the Garden on England due to the large number of fruit, flowers and vegetables grown here. Kent has more historic houses than any other county. Thomas Becket's murder in the cathedral in 1170 let to it becoming a place of pilgrimage and provided the theme for the Canterbury Tales.Kent is home to most of the major ports, and also the Channel Tunnel. Many historical structures remain including the city wall, founded in Roman times, and the oldest school in England, The King's School.
Brightly coloured beach huts are a famous feature of the town.
Folkestone has the only sandy beach and coastal park within an hour of London.
Charles Dickens wrote of Folkestone, that it was delightful and the air, delicious. It faces France across the narrowest part of the English Channel.
The surrounding chalk cliffs have become known as the White Cliffs of Dover. The white line of cliffs are the first and last sight of the UK for travellers.
The Isle of Sheppey is an island off the north coast of Kent in the Thames Estuary.
The word Sheppey is derived from the Saxon word meaning Isle of Sheep, and today a large proportion of the island is given to flocks of grazing sheep.A comprehensive guide to accommodation in the South East of England.We have hotels, self catering holiday cottages, bed & breakfasts, hostels, holiday parks and camping and caravan sites in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Greater and Inner London, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex.Whether you need a boutique hotel or beach retreat; a spa resort or new ideas for a family holiday, simply search our site for inspiration.Find us on Google+ The South East of England offers visitors an enormous variety of landscapes, countryside, city breaks, coastal resorts and beachside retreats.With a fantastic mix of culture, heritage, country and coast, it has been a favorite destination for many years, and continues to offer a superb choice of accommodation.