Leeds Castle has been a Norman stronghold;the private property of six of England’s medieval queens;a palace used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon;a Jacobean country house;a Georgian mansion;an elegant early 20th century retreat for the influential and famous;and in the 21st century, it has become one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain.
Tucked away in the Weald of Kent, between the pretty village of Rolvenden and the charming town of Cranbrook, lies Hole Park Gardens which has to be one of the best gardens in Kent. An attractively laid out, privately owned 15 acre garden, Hole Park is often referred to as a hidden gem, and there are plenty of treasures to be found within its walls and hedges.
It is likely that the name ‘Cobtree’is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘cop’meaning the ‘top’or ‘summit’rather than from the Cobnut tree.
The valleys at the foot of the North Downs have been settled and farmed since Neolithic times. The ancient monuments, Kit’s Coty House, the Countless Stones and the White Horse Stone all lie within a few kilometres of Cobtree so the landscape of park itself may well have been farmed since ancient times.
Exhibitions at Maidstone Museum include a host of subjects and works that guarantee the chance to witness something new and exciting. Our temporary exhibition gallery –as well as the CaféGallery –gives local and international artists the opportunity to showcase their works throughout the year.
The Allington Belle is pleased to offer you the chance to drive you and your family and friends through east farleigh lock and beyond. relax and unwind at a different pace of life on the tranquil waters of the upper river Medway in Kent, a day out everyone can enjoy. we offer all of the facilities that you may require, including fully equipped boats, parking at our boatyard, and friendly and helpful staff.