Kent Travel Information
How to Get to the Garden of England
The Garden of England is located along the West Kent and northern East Sussex borders, approximately 50km south of London in the south eastern corner of England. The area has excellent access to not only London by road and rail, but also to Gatwick Airport approximately 30 minutes drive away, Heathrow (60 minutes) and Stansted Airport (80 minutes).
The area can be easily accessed via train from London and the south coast via the Uckfield, Hastings and Ashford lines from London Charing Cross and Victoria stations. Further details can be found from National Rail Enquiries.
The Channel ferries at Dover with frequent connections to France and Belgium are just 30 minutes away accessed via the M20 motorway. Well known coastal resorts such as Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings are also just a short drive away.
The Eurotunnel and EuroStar rail links provide direct access to the region from Europe at Ashford and at Ebbsfleet. Travelling from other parts of the UK could not be easier either – both the M25 and M23 motorways provide good access to the region.
Details of cross Channel connections can be found at:
Getting Around Once You're Here
Many of the most interesting places to visit in Kent and Sussex are in rural areas – all part of the appeal of the Garden of England. Travelling under your own steam via car or bicycle will give you most freedom and flexibility, however many sites can be visited via public transport.
Visiting some of the more major towns such as Royal Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Canterbury and Maidstone can of course be done via the train. Details of rail connections to London and the coast can be found on the National Rail Enquiries website.