Teach In Kent
Kent is a home county in South East England which borders Greater London, Surrey and East Sussex.
Kent is often described as ‘the garden of England’ as within its sea-lined borders you’ll find a landscape of gentle hills, fertile farmland, cultivated country estates and fruit-laded orchards. At its heart is Canterbury, famous for its stunning cathedral. In Kent you’ll also find beautiful coastal stretches dotted with beach towns and villages, from charming, old-world Broadstairs to gentrified Whitstable and the port town of Dover.
Whatever your interest, Kent is full of exciting attractions for everyone. Kent offers everything from ultra-modern art galleries to centuries-old heritage sites, from luxury spa breaks to exhilarating cliff-top hikes. You’ll never be stuck for things to do in Kent.
With its super-fast train links to London, Belgium and France, Kent is the perfect place to call home when you are teaching in England. It is so close to London, but the natural beauty and serenity of Kent makes it feel far removed from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Start by exploring some of Kent’s top attractions, which include the White Cliffs of Dover, Canterbury Cathedral, and an array of parks, castles and coastal scenery to discover.
Top Ten Things to do in Kent
- Dover Castle
- Wildlife Heritage Foundation
- Canterbury Cathedral
- Leeds Castle
- White Cliffs of Dover
- Ramsgate Tunnels
- Lower Lees Coastal Park
- Mote Park
- Wingham Wildlife Park
- The Hawking Centre
Literary links: novels set in Kent to help you find inspiration
- The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer, 1478
- Great Expectations, Charles Dickens, 1861
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Charles Dickens, 1870
- Five Children and It, E. Nesbitt, 1902
- Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, H.G. Wells, 1905
- Of Human Bondage, W. Somerset Maugham, 1915
- A Clergyman’s Daughter, George Orwell, 1935
- On the Run, Nina Bawden, 1964
- Riddley Walker, Russell Hoban, 1980
- The Orchard on Fire, Shena Mackay, 1995
- Last Orders, Graham Swift,1996
- Two Caravans, Marina Lewycka, 2007
- The Children’s Book, A.S. Byatt, 2009
- The Distant Hours, Kate Morton, 2010
- The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell, 2014