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7 surprising things about Kent

Kent is a Southern sweetie that has a surprise or two.

Rochester used to be a city

(source www.weekendnotes.co.uk)

(source www.weekendnotes.co.uk)

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 

(source openclassmariajesuscampos.wikispaces.com)

(source openclassmariajesuscampos.wikispaces.com)

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

(source en.wikipedia.org)

(source en.wikipedia.org)

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

(source en.wikipedia.org)

(source en.wikipedia.org)

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

(source commons.wikimedia.org)

(source commons.wikimedia.org)

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

(source powell-pressburger.org)

(source powell-pressburger.org)

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

(source dailymail.co.uk)

(source dailymail.co.uk)

Kent is the birthplace of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of Rolling Stones fame, as well as Boy George.

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Comments
  • Kent is one of my favourite counties and I am fortunate enough to have spent a long time in my caravan there! I have friends from Canterbury so I visit quite often, I really love that little city. The countryside though is just so beautiful and it never ceases to amaze me. I’d recommend it as a holiday destination for anyone.

    • Hi 🙂

      What a lovely comment! Kent is quite something isn’t it? Glad to hear you’re such a fan!