A Perfect Location
Come and explore White Cliffs Country, with its stunning, unforgettable landscape and abundance of history and heritage. Explore our ancient castles and sophisticated shops, discover countryside and coastline on foot or bicycle, or simply relax in a peaceful garden – there really is something for everyone in this beautiful part of England.
Brambles is in the village of Eythorne that nestles on the edge of the beautiful Kent Downs. It’s an ideal location for walking the North Downs way, or the UK part of the Fracigena pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome. The countryside is farmed landscape dotted with pretty little villages, small farmsteads and grand country estates.
For train buffs, we’re close to the East Kent Railway, with its award-winning visitor centre, beautiful woodland walks and lovingly restored heritage trains.
There are lots of other attractive and interesting places to visit nearby, including Wingham Wildlife Park, Russell Gardens and Kearsney Abbey, Samphire Hoe, Betteshanger Park, Crabble Corn Mill and Deal Castle. Then there’s Richborough Roman fort and amphitheatre, and Pegwell Bay Country Park…
For keen golfers, we have two golf courses, The Royal St. Georges and The Princes, in nearby Sandwich, just a 10-minute drive away. The town also has a range of independent shops in its quaint winding streets, just perfect for browsing…
Canterbury is a mere 15-minute drive from Brambles. This world-famous cathedral city was a pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages, and is well worth a visit for its many attractions and good restaurants.
Historic Dover Castle is the most iconic of English fortresses. Commanding the gateway to the realm, it was the ‘key to England’ for nine centuries. Today, climb the Great Tower, meet the characters and immerse yourself in vivid medieval interiors – it’s an unforgettable experience.
And for an extra-special treat for those who love the truly extraordinary, there is the Grand Shaft at the Dover Heights Western Fortifications in Dover. (Very restricted dates only – please check!)
Walmer Castle, originally a Tudor fortress, has evolved over the years into a homely residence for many well-known people, from the Duke of Wellington to the Queen Mother. Inside, find out all about Wellington’s colourful career; you can even see the original pair of (surprisingly small!) Wellington Boots.
Outside, be amazed by the majestic sea views and the eight acres of magnificent formal gardens and woodland. See what’s happening in the kitchen garden too, where food and cut flowers are grown for the tearooms. And don’t miss the stunning glasshouse…