Days out in the past
Kent is full of great historic places to visit. There are
neolithic tombs, Iron Age hill forts, Roman forts, medieval castles
and even a Cold War bunker.
From the Swanscombe Heritage
Park (where the remains of skulls from around 400,000
years ago were found) to the Greatstone
sound mirrors (pre-radar early warning system used for
listening for incoming enemy aircraft, near Dungeness built between
1927 and 1930), the variety of sites reflects the incredible
diversity of Kent's heritage.
We maintain 8 windmills in Kent and details can be found on our
All the sites in this section are linked to our Historic
Environment Record using unique reference numbers, for
example, TQ 76 NW 93.
For more information on sites of interest in Kent, you can visit
the following websites:
- English Heritage works to protect and promote England's
historic environment. They own more than 400 historic properties
across the country, with 27 in Kent. Locations and opening times
are all on the English Heritage
- The National Trust works to preserve and protect the coastline,
countryside and buildings of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
There are 15 sites to visit in Kent, all of them can be found on
the National Trust
- Visit Kent encourages tourists and residents to visit the
county's many attractions, including its historic sites. For more
information, visit the Visit Kent