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Explore. Eat. Drink. Stay. Experience Kent’s Gourmet Garden Trails when you travel by train with Southeastern.

With days out ranging from foraging courses and trails through Kent’s most renowned vineyards, to head gardener tours and fine dining in Michelin Star restaurants, you’ll find the perfect way to discover beautiful countryside and gastronomic delights with Kent’s Gourmet Garden Trails. The Gourmet Garden Trails video below, shows what the beautiful Kent landscape has to offer.


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Leeds Castle

No visit to Kent would be complete without a tour of some of its glorious gardens. The home of kings and queens for centuries, many of Kent’s beautiful gardens surround iconic castles and idyllic manor houses.

Pay a visit to Leeds Castle and wander the 500 acres of parkland and traditional English gardens, or even get a punt around the moat.

For a real taste of England’s history, be sure to visit Canterbury Cathedral, home of Thomas Becket’s shrine and a pilgrimage site for centuries, just a short distance from the beautifully manicured gardens of Westgate and Dane John. While the elegant Walmer Castle and Garden’s mature Woodland Walk, Queen Mother’s Garden, and fruitful Kitchen Garden offer the perfect escape from city living.

Frequent train services run from London Cannon Street to Bearsted taking around 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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Shepherd Neame

Kent is renowned for its culinary credentials, and with a whole host of sensational local produce, it’s easy to see why. Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame, offers guided tours and a peek into the art of brewing, while just a short distance away, Macknade Fine Foods farm shop provides the perfect excuse to tuck into some Kentish produce. 

If you’re a true wine lover, Kent’s vineyards offer some of the finest wines in the country, so a tour and tasting at the likes of Chapel Down or Gusbourne is a must on any gourmet tour. For the ultimate indulgence, be sure to visit the Michelin Star Fordwich Arms, a riverside pub serving up delicious seasonal food sourced straight from Kent’s local farms and producers. 

After a long day of exploring, you’ll find accommodation ranging from luxury spa hotels to cosy country pubs, of course offering a sensational spread of local food and drink to round off your day.

Faversham station is just over an hour from London St Pancras whilst using our high speed service.

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