You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation in the Kent Downs.

No matter your taste or budget, we’ve got places to stay suitable for all visitors – including your furry friends! From historic cities to quirky seaside towns, you’ll never be far from the idyllic landscapes of the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Outside The Five Bells Inn pub at cross roads.

From bar to bed

Coaching inns and pubs are the perfect choice for a hassle-free break, with delicious local food and a comfy bed all under one roof.

You might prefer a contemporary gastro pub with all the mod cons, or perhaps choose a setting steeped in history, like an authentic 16th-century inn complete with original features.

Shepherds hut in grassland with trees surrounding.

Something a bit quirky

A shepherds hut overlooking Romney Marsh? Or a stay in the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral? Discover a unique escape just a stone’s throw from the Kent Downs National Landscape.

Perhaps try glamping, complete with all of life’s little luxuries, or settle down in a place with a story. You could even stay in a pub featured in ‘Pickwick Papers’, by Charles Dickens!

Bell Tent in clearing at Badgells Wood, surrounded by trees.

Head off grid

Wake up to the sound of the countryside. Camping is a fun and affordable way for the whole family to experience the great outdoors here in the Garden of England.

Campsites in the Kent Downs include luxury sites with bell tents, or simply pitch up with your own tent or campervan at one of the many traditional campsites.

Single storey white and grey holiday home. Gravel and trees surrounding: The Snuggery.

Home from home

If you’re looking for all your creature comforts in a homely setting, there’s a fantastic selection of self-catered accommodation to choose from.

Enjoy the ultimate freedom to plan your day, meal and sleep times. Plus many of the properties are in the AONB, offering nature on your doorstep and endless peace and quiet.


Where will you settle down?

We’d love it if you chose to support local businesses and reduce your environmental impact during your stay too. This is your guide to a selection of sustainable accommodation in the Kent Downs National Landscape, organised by location, to help you find the best place to lay your head after a busy day exploring the great outdoors.

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