This week I did a bit of exploring around Kent in the UK. It was our first UK road trip and one to remember. Our base was a little outside of a small town called Sandwich. A sweeter town you never did see. It was the perfect place to base ourselves as there is so many small towns every which way from Sandwich to explore.
As we journeyed in from Surrey our first stop was Royal Tunbridge Wells. The royal well is actually pretty disappointing so probably not much worth a look but the rest of the town is certainly one to stop in at. Don’t overlook it for a spot of shopping either. It’s sweet high street is packed with boutiques for home and clothing as well as art galleries and delicious cafes in you’re in the mood for a coffee and pastry like I always am.
We started in The Pantiles and worked our way up the town. I recommend doing this then returning to the Pantiles for your foodie treat. The strip is strung with gorgeous fairy lights and bunting. Perfect.
Next stop Canterbury. Canterbury is a bustling University town and famous for it’s Canterbury Cathedral, one of the oldest cathedrals in the country.
There are quite a few antique and vintage stores to check out in the area so be sure to pop in. There are always so many goodies to be found in old English towns.
We stayed just outside of Sandwich and enjoyed strolling through the fields, narrow little streets and general tiny-town life.
Our next destination was Dover and then on to Folkstone, which you’ll read more about in the next post. Stay tuned!