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Historical Sights

Immerse yourself in British history!

Whether you consider yourself a major history fan or not, you will enjoy learning more about the history of Kent.

With lots to discover and many places to explore you can enjoy a brilliant day out learning new things at the many historical sights and attractions around Kent.

Looking to learn?

The Shell Grotto

As one of the world’s most mysterious places, The Shell Grotto will be part of the perfect day out for any history lover.

Explore a series of underground rooms and passageways that are covered by 2000sqft of exquisite mosaic that is made up of 4.6 million shells – The Shell Grotto is not one to miss when visiting Kent!

55 minute drive from Ashford International Hotel

Visit The Shell Grotto site

Canterbury Cathedral

One of the oldest Christian sites of worship in the UK, Canterbury Catherdal is brimming with historic tales waiting to be heard.

Make sure you take a guided tour around the cathedral to appreciate its fantastic architecture and get the full experience!

30 minute drive from Ashford International Hotel

Visit the Canterbury Cathedral site

Dover Castle

Founded in the 11th century, Dover Castle is often described as the ‘Key to England’.

As the largest castle in England, this fortress is an extremely popular historical destination for visitors that travel far and wide to explore its deep history. Remember to explore the secret wartime tunnels when you’re there!

35 minute drive from Ashford International Hotel

Visit the Dover Castle site

Leeds Castle

This historic site has an impress history of almost 900 years and its previous occupiers include Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon.

Take a tour around the breath-taking castle before exploring the 500 acres of land surrounding the castle.

22 minute drive from Ashford International Hotel

Visit the Leeds Castle site

If you are planning a sightseeing cultural trip to Kent, Ashford International Hotel makes the perfect base close to many historical attractions.

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