If you are interested to know everything about wines, at least the British wines that is, then go to Chapel Down Winery at Tenterden Vineyard which is the largest producer of English wines. Visitors can take a guided tour to how they grow vines and make wine. Then there's a whole refurbished yard that features a large wine and fine food store selling both local and seasonal produce, plus a wine bar & a bistro serving the best of English cuisine and a free wine tasting is also available in the shop. It's just 2.5 miles from Tenterden High Street (A28) and is open daily from 10am to 8pm.
You can come here to Tenterden for a magical ride on a vintage steam engine & through the beautiful British country side then come to Tenterden-Northiam-Bodiam which is under the control of Kent & East Sussex Railway. These vintage trains dating from Victorian times provides you free parking at Northiam and Tenterden, refreshments, railway museum, gift shops, children play area, special packages for groups, buffet car and disabled facilities on many trains, Luxury Dining Car Services - dinners, lunches and teas (booking essential) and you can entertain your corporate colleagues too.
Biddenden Vineyards & Cider Works is located 1.5 miles west of old Wealden village of Biddenden, the legendary home of Biddenden maids, is Kent's oldest commercial vineyard. Take a walk through its sprawled fields of 22 acres, visit the winery and shop if you want to as it contains the 17th century cider press and you can see or sample wines, Kentish ciders and tasty apple juices. Coaches there are simply welcome and guided tours can easily be arranged. These are open daily except Sunday in January & February and from 24th December to 1st January and it has free Admissions and Tastings.
If you want to go back 2000 years to the fascinating Roman era or to see living English History during the Second World War period then come to Dover Castle & the Secret Wartime Tunnels and take an atmospheric tour down the tunnels within the White cliffs and see the underground hospital & the place where Winston Churchill and Admiral Ramsay planned on how to evacuate Dunkirk.
Never miss the light and sound 1216 siege experience, medieval underground works, Roman lighthouse, battlements walk and Princess of Wale's Royal Regiment. Here you can also visit a museum, Land train, restaurant and other shops.
If you wish to go to Tudor times then go to Walmer Castle and Gardens, now a country residence of the Cinque Ports. It has beautiful gardens including the Queen Mother's Garden. It used to be the residence of the Duke of Wellington and Her Majesty Queen Mother. You must see the room in which Wellington died and also the room where the Queen Mother used to entertain her guests and also included is an audio tour of the castle with many shops, plants sale and a tearoom.
Kent is highly recommended to all UK tourists and should definitely be on your "Must See List".
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