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How to live like a local: Kent

Discover some of the most beautiful places in the world when you take a trip to Kent. Full of stunning castles and a rich history, there is plenty to explore. We have one park in Kent, the amazing Allhallowsso we have come up with a guide to help you fit in with the locals when you explore the areas around the park. 

Traditional Food in Kent

When you’re visiting the area, make sure you try some of these tasty traditional dishes!

Huffkins

This delicious flatbread is probably the most famous of all the traditional foods to have come from Kent. Made with regionally sourced stone ground flour, you’ve just got to try some of this local delicacy on your visit.

Canterbury Puddings

The rich produce available in Kent may be the reason behind its impressive range of puddings, but the best of them all is the Canterbury Pudding. There’s no one particular recipe for this delicious dish so you may get a different taste everywhere you try.

Gypsy Tarts

Made with evaporated milk, sugar and pastry, the Gypsy Tart’s origins are specifically linked to the Isle of Sheppey and it has an extremely sweet taste.

Famous Sayings in Kent 

Make sure you understand some of the lingo the locals are speaking with these translations:

Fanteeg – flustered

March-men – people from the border of two counties

Yarping – when, usually, children are complaining

Twinge – earwig

Jawsy – chatterbox

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Famous Sights in Kent

You can also check out the many amazing places we visited when we made the trip to Kent:

Canterbury Cathedral

England’s oldest cathedral was built in 597AD and still continues to attract thousands of visitors every year. It is the site one of Europe’s most important pilgrimage centres, as told most famously in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

The Leas Lift

Based in Folkstone, the Leas Lift is a water balanced funicular opened in 1885 and incredibly it’s still functioning today. It is estimated that it alone has already carried about 50,000,000 passenger so why don’t you become the next one?

Dover Castle

Explore the war time tunnels, climb the great tower and immerse yourself in the vivid medieval interiors as you take a step through the incredible history of Dover Castle.

 

Have you tried any of these local delicacies or visited these famous sights? Or do you have any more sayings that you think should be included? Let us know in the comment section below! 

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