Kent is a Southern sweetie that has a surprise or two.
Rochester used to be a city
Rochester lost its status in 1998 after being a city since 1211. This means that Canterbury is the only city now in Kent.
Its a royal honeymoon destination
Kent was the number one choice when it came to the honeymoon destination of one of history’s most famous couples – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. However we do know it wasn’t quite happily ever after..
It’s a number one destination
It’s official, Kent is the number one family holiday destination in Europe – according to Lonely Planet that is! Lonely Planet are the largest travel guide book publisher in the world so who are we to argue!
It’s the burial place of Pocahontas
One of the most famous Native American Princess’ is buried in Gravesend. Pocahontas was aboard a ship which was setting sail for American when she died of TB. The whereabouts of her grave is still unknown.
Kent really is the garden of England
Less that 2% of the land is covered by buildings and 85% of Kent is classed as being greenspace.
It has the smallest town (by population) in Britain
Just 381 peoplecall Fordwich in Kent their home, making it the smallest town in Britain with a town council.
It produced some of the best musical talent
Kent is the birthplace of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of Rolling Stones fame, as well as Boy George.