Ramsgate Tunnels

Marina Esplanade
Ramsgate CT11 8NA


The tunnels, which were dug prior to the start of WWII, at the behest of the then Mayor ABC Kemp, designed to hold 60,000 people, and spanning some 3 1/4 miles beneath the town of Ramsgate. They incorporate a 3/4 mile long Victorian railway tunnel as well as a labyrinth of chalk tunnels which are 7 x 6ft.

Red House - National Trust

Red House Lane
Bexleyheath DA6 8JF


Commissioned by William Morris in 1859 and designed by Philip Webb, Red House is of enormous international significance in the history of domestic architecture and garden design. The unique building is constructed of warm red brick, under a steep red-tiled roof, with an emphasis on natural materials and a strong Gothic influence.

Richborough Roman Fort & Amphitheatre - English Heritage

Sandwich CT13 9JW


Witnessing both the beginning and almost the end of Roman rule in Britain, Richbourough Roman Fort & Amphitheatre is an inspirational and fascinating day out. With plenty of space for adults to relax and children to play this is the perfect place for a family picnic.

RNLI Historic Lifeboat Collection

Lifeboat., The Historic Dockyard
Chatham ME4 4TZ

Housed in an 1848 covered slip, the Lifeboat Gallery contains 17 historic boats, many of which earned their Coxswains RNLI bravery medals. From an 1897 pulling and sailing lifeboat, to the familiar Arun class and Blue Peter inflatable inshore lifeboats, visitors can explore how lifeboats have evolved over the past century.

Rochester Castle

Castle Hill
Rochester ME1 1SW


Strategically placed astride the London Road, guarding an important crossing of the River Medway, this imposing fortress has a complex history of destruction and rebuilding. Its Norman tower-keep of Kentish ragstone was built about 1127 by William of Corbeil, Archbishop of Canterbury, with the encouragement of Henry I. Consisting of three floors above a basement, it still stands 113 feet high. Attached is a tall protruding forebuilding, with its own set of defences to pass through before the keep itself could be entered at first floor level. In 1215, garrisoned by rebel barons, the castle endured an epic siege by King John. Rebuilt under Henry III and Edward I, the castle remained as a viable fortress until the sixteenth century.

Rochester Cathedral

Chapter Office, Garth House, The Precinct
Rochester ME1 1SX


Rochester Cathedral is England's second oldest cathedral, having been founded in 604AD by Bishop Justus. The present building dates back to the work of the French monk, Gundulf, in 1080.

Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

New Romney Station
New Romney TN28 8LG


First opened to traffic in July 1927 as the 'World's Smallest Public Railway' and now covering a distance of 13.5 miles from the picturesque Cinque Port of Hythe, near the channel tunnel, to the fishermen's cottages and lighthouses at Dungeness.