Weald of Kent, England 23rd August 2010
Trip Start May 14, 2010
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This little corner of England has a whole lot going for it, and its well worth a couple of weeks holiday. The Weald of Kent is a good example- it's an area of beautiful countryside between the North and South Downs of Kent, bordered to the north by the M25 London outer ring road and the M20 Channel Tunnel motorway to Folkestone and Hythe, which makes Hythe so well placed to not only explore Kent but also to venture over to France.
The Weald also has many historic houses and castles to view, and the attached photos include some from Ightam Moat House, a lovely home managed by the National Trust.
Christine spent her childhood at Hildenborough, near Tonbridge, and so we have include a photo of her in her old garden in front of her play house, which is original except for new walls, roof and door. Tonbrige is a nice town and there are also photos of the ruined castle and river.
Among all the stately homes in this area we also visited Chartwell (photo), where Winston Churchill spent most of his private life, and this was fascinating. See the photo of Winston with Emma Soames on his knee- Christine played her at tennis in some competition as a child!
There is also a photo of a grey squirrel- Not sure why I include it, except that it’s very cute.