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Kent has a rich literary narrative that is not often talked about, making it an undiscovered gem. From your base in the city of Canterbury, visit Godmersham Park, the home of Jane Austen’s brother, where she spent a great deal of time. Take a walk through the park and view the exterior of the house where her brother lived. You can also join a local James Bond tour that takes you to both of Ian Fleming’s Kent homes as well as some of the lesser known places linked to the writer. Bring the literary greats to life as you discover how they spent their time in Kent.

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Literary Greats! Discover how Kent inspired Ian Fleming and Jane Austen

Kent has a rich literary narrative that is not often talked about, making it an undiscovered gem. From your base in the city of Canterbury, visit Godmersham Park, the home of Jane Austen’s brother, where she spent a great deal of time. Take a walk through the park and view the exterior of the house where her brother lived. You can also join a local James Bond tour that takes you to both of Ian Fleming’s Kent homes as well as some of the lesser known places linked to the writer. Bring the literary greats to life as you discover how they spent their time in Kent.

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Walmer Castle

Continue along your walk after lunch and take a visit to Walmer Castle and explore eight acres of award-winning gardens with flower-filled borders, wildflower meadows, a kitchen garden and discover some woodland walks.

Take a look inside the castle and discover secrets and stories from the castle’s past. Built on the orders of Henry VIII to defend England’s southern shores.

Walmer Castle

Travel

Train – Canterbury has two train stations, West and East, both run on the Ramsgate to London line. There are trains  between Canterbury and Dover for the James Bond tour.

Bus – The Ashford to Canterbury buses run between Godmersham and Canterbury. Bus route 1A.

Parking – Canterbury has many car parks in and around the centre.

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