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Goodnestone Park Gardens

Goodnestone Park Gardens, Goodnestone, Canterbury CT3 1PL, UK

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About Goodnestone Park Gardens

A beautiful and romantic garden  with connections to Jane Austen. It has been described by various writers as 'the very heart of rural England', 'one of the loveliest gardens in Kent', 'a haven of beautiful tranquility hidden away in South East England. Today the park has a well managed Arts and Crafts garden echoing something of the original layout. There is a formal pool, a fine herbaceous border and a woodland garden.



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Wingham Wildlife Park4.08km from Goodnestone Park Gardens

Wingham Wildlife Park is Kent's fastest-growing wildlife park, nestled just outside the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury, in Kent.  This 26 acre wildlife park situated near Wingham, just seven miles from The Falstaff.  The park houses big cats, otters, wolves, lemurs, monkeys, crocodiles and penguins to name a few.  In 2011 the species count at the park reached 180 species, growing to over 200 in 2013 covering fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and birds.

Howletts Wild Animal Park ltd5.76km from Goodnestone Park Gardens

Howletts Wild Animal Park, Kent’s most successful and multi-award-winning animal park, offers visitors the chance to experience real conservation, throughout 2016. Explore a 90-acre adventure in beautiful ancient parkland that is ideal for great days out in Kent with the entire family.  It is also a breeding sanctuary for some of the rarest and endangered species in the world. With over 450 animals and over 50 individual species.

Richborough Roman Fort And Amphitheatre9.02km from Goodnestone Park Gardens

Richborough is a key site in the history of Roman Britain, used during the entire length of the occupation from the invasion of AD 43 until the end of Roman rule around 410. . Explore the huge stone walls which mark the site of this Saxon Shore fortress, the rolling defensive ditches and impressive foundations showing the scale of this once bustling Roman settlement. The site is now under the care of English Heritage.

Betteshanger Park9.84km from Goodnestone Park Gardens

Betteshanger Country Park sits on the former colliery spoil heap and It offers a  250-acres of outstanding space for people to access and explore the outdoors. It provides access to a variety of environments including woodland, grassland and marshland. It houses the most important cycling centre in East Kent, with a 3-kilometre road cycling track providing safe, traffic free road cycling facilities. The surface material of the entire park  was mixed with recycled green waste and fertiliser to cr

St Martin's Church, Canterbury10.09km from Goodnestone Park Gardens

This is the oldest church in England that has been used continuously as a church since at least the 6th century and possibly since the 4th century under the Romans, as there is much Roman material in its walls. The churchyard contains the graves of many notable local families and well known people including the artist Thomas Sidney Cooper, RA and Mary Tourtel, the creator of Rupert Bear.

The Royal St George's Golf Club10.21km from Goodnestone Park Gardens

The Royal St George's Golf Club located in Sandwich, Kent, England, is a golf club in the United Kingdom and one of the courses on The Open Championship rotation and is the only Open rota golf course to be located in Southern England. The club was founded by the surgeon Laidlaw Purves in 1887 in a setting of wild duneland. Many holes feature blind or partially blind shots, although the unfairness element has been reduced somewhat, after several 20th century modifications.

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Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties. It borders Greater London to the north-west, Surrey to the west, and East Sussex to the south-west. The county also shares borders with Essex along the estuary of the River Thames, and with the French department of Pas-de-Calais through the Channel Tunnel. The county town is Maidstone.