Charming Kent is famous for its orchards, hops and vineyards- hence its Garden of England title. And the region is doubly lucky, with a host of brilliant beaches giving it an outstanding coastline too.
Among our favourite Kent beaches are Broadstairs, Margate and Ramsgate. The Kent coast is also famous for its white cliffs - curious travellers can see them up close at St Margaret's-at-Cliffe or explore the giant white stacks at Botany Bay, a former smuggler's cove.
One of our favourite seaside resorts is Whitstable, which has combined its fishing town roots with local crafts to welcome artists, food producers, artisans and local traders, many working from the old fishermen's huts lining the seafront.
Along the coast, Margate is a seaside town that acquired a new level of cool when fashion designer Wayne Hemingway lovingly restored and reopened the pleasure park Dreamland, which now brings modern-day thrills to a retro setting.
Isle of Sheppey
The Isle of Sheppey, which sits just off Kent's north coast and is linked by a causeway, has big sandy beaches set alongside flat marshlands which are a favourite of walkers, cyclists, nature watchers and fossil hunters.
The region's capital is Canterbury, home to the magnificent cathedral. For a historic view of the city, book a Canterbury Tales tour to dive back into the area's medieval past.
For a theme park with a bucket full of eccentricity, head to Diggerland in Strood. The park is dedicated to the giant yellow construction vehicle with rides and activities where the digger takes centre stage - think JCB skittles, a digger-go-round and spinning digger. And yes, guests do get chance to get behind the controls and dig out their own holes.