Welcome to Kent

A picturesque scene showcasing colorful seaweeds, smooth stones, and delicate shells in front of a towering white cliff in Kent.
Discover the captivating beauty of Kent’s coastal wonders as vibrant seaweeds, polished stones, and intricate shells rest gracefully against the backdrop of a famous white cliff.

Welcome to the ultimate lawn bowls tour in Kent, the captivating county that blends history, natural beauty, and intriguing stories. Get ready to experience the perfect combination of bowls, exploration, and delightful surprises in this remarkable destination.

Kent, known as the Garden of England, offers more than just picturesque landscapes. Did you know that the world’s oldest horse fossil, dating back 54 million years, was discovered in Studd Hill, Herne Bay? This extraordinary find grants Herne Bay the prestigious honor of being recognized as the official birthplace of the horse.

As you embark on your bowls tour, you’ll have the opportunity to visit Royal Tunbridge Wells, one of only three ‘Royal’ towns in the UK. Since the Stuart dynasty, this town has maintained a special connection with the royal family, which led to its regal title being granted in 1909 by Edward VII. Immerse yourself in the town’s history while enjoying a game of bowls.

Kent has also inspired renowned literary works. John Buchan penned his iconic novel, The 39 Steps, while bedridden in Kent, using the beautiful surroundings of North Foreland and the mysterious 78 steps from the villa to the beach as inspiration. Discover the secrets and intrigue of the county that fueled Buchan’s imagination.

Your tour wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Leeds Castle, affectionately known as the ‘Ladies’ Castle.’ This majestic fortress has been the residence of several Queens of England throughout history, including Eleanor of Castile, Margaret of France, and Catherine of Aragon. Marvel at the grandeur of the castle and envision the lives of these influential women.

Venture to Dungeness, where you’ll find Britain’s only recognized desert. The shingle beach at this southernmost point of Kent features striking landscapes composed of bare shingle, gravel, and shells. Keep an eye out for rare bird species like the Spoonbill, attracted to this unique habitat.

In Herne Bay, satisfy your sweet tooth at Sweet Sol, the world’s first audio sweet shop. Indulge in gluten-free, sugar-free, and traditional sweets while immersing yourself in a recording studio atmosphere. It’s an experience that tantalizes all your senses.

Kent has even captivated the imagination of the legendary spy, James Bond. Ian Fleming, the author behind the famous 007 novels, sought inspiration for his thrilling stories in Kent. Bond enthusiasts can explore St Margaret’s Bay, where Fleming had a holiday home, and discover the allure of this intriguing coastal retreat.

Give us a call and find out why we care about providing high-quality bowls holidays, allowing you to bring the bowls community closer together.

Give us a call on 01753 836600 and get a quote for your club

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