Temple Manor was built in the 13th century by the Knights Templar, a military and religious order founded during the Crusades. The Manor was designed to provide lodging for dignitaries Read more [...]
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Our History and Heritage category brings all Coast Radar’s listings related to looking for something to do or a place to visit together where they offer some form of historic or heritage based activity.
Finding the best things to see and do on a Kent day out with your family or friends is easy – simply explore the historic and heritage links below, hit the jump to my location button or use the search bar to plan your next Kent activity.
Dymchurch Martello Tower, one of 103 cannon towers, built in 1800’s at vulnerable points around the south east coasts to resist a Napoleonic invasion. Restored with its cannon.
St Leonard’s Tower was built between 1077 and 1108 by Bishop Gundulf. It probably served as a fortified house, although it is also said to be the tower of the Read more [...]
Hever Castle began as a country house, built in the 13th century. From 1462 to 1539 it was the seat of the Boleyn, originally ‘Bullen’, family. Anne Boleyn, the second Read more [...]
St Augustine’s Abbey situated outside the city walls was founded shortly after AD 597 by St Augustine. Originally created as a burial place for the Anglo-Saxon kings of Kent, it Read more [...]
Reculver Towers are all that remains os a Saxon church made within the remains of a Roman fort. Dramatic twin towers, known as the “Two Sisters” were added in the Read more [...]
Penshurst Place is one of the most complete examples of a 14th Century manor house in England. The Manor House, once the property of King Henry VIII, was left to his Read more [...]
Milton Chantry, within Gravesham’s Heritage Quarter retaining its 14th-century timber roof, this was in turn part of a hospital, a chantry chapel, a public house, and a Georgian barracks, before Read more [...]
Walmer Castle was originally built during the reign of Henry VIII as part of a chain of coastal artillery defences. Walmer Castle became the official residence of the Lord Warden of Read more [...]
Maison Dieu, 13th-century wayside hospital commissioned by Henry III in 1234. Flint and timber-framed building now displays Roman artifacts from nearby sites. Limited opening times.
Sissinghurst Castle Gardens designed by poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson are set in the grounds of an Elizabethan mansion. The gardens consist of many enclosed Read more [...]
Scotney Castle is a Victorian country house and 14th-century ruined castle with romantic garden and over 770 acres of woodland and parkland to exploreto explore. Tea-room serves sandwiches, hot and Read more [...]