Discover Elham, a historic and picturesque village in the heart of the Kent Downs.

The historic and picturesque village of Elham is in the heart of the Kent Downs, about half-way along the meandering valley that bears its name and that links Folkestone to Canterbury. Its 43 listed buildings and unique setting make it one of the most historically interesting and picturesque villages in East Kent.

For much of its history, Elham was a small market town. It retains many of the fine buildings of its late medieval and Tudor heyday, including the large Grade I listed church of St Mary, several fine timber-framed houses of the 15th, 16th and 17th century, and two market places in the Square and at the bottom of the High Street where the road widens out.

Walking routes

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Elham Village
High Street

Further information

  • By Road: located midway between the M20 and A2. From Folkestone follow A260 North or from Canterbury take the A2/A260 South
  • By Bus: served by the No. 17 bus route from Folkestone to Canterbury operated by Stagecoach.
  • By Train: The nearest train station is at Sandling (5.5 miles) with services provided by Southeastern Rail. Alternatively travel to either Canterbury or Folkestone and pick up the bus.

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