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Dartford is the principal town in the Borough of Dartford, Kent, England. It is located 18 miles (29 kilometres) south-east of Central London and is situated adjacent to the London Borough of Bexley to its west. To its north, across the Thames estuary, is Thurrock in Essex, which can be reached via the Dartford Crossing.
The town centre lies in a valley through which the River Darent flows and where the old road from London to Dover crossed: hence the name, from Darent + ford. Dartford became a market town in medieval times and, although today it is principally a commuter town for Greater London, it has a long history of religious, industrial and cultural importance. It is an important rail hub; the main through-road now by-passes the town itself.
Dartford is twinned with Hanau in Germany and Gravelines in France.
Located on the border of Kent, London and Essex, Dartford is one of the most exciting and dynamic towns in the county. Shopaholics will find plenty to occupy themselves within Dartford which lies within easy reach of Bluewater Shopping Centre. In Dartford, you can find many local gems, including regular markets on Thursdays and Saturdays and Farmers Markets in the third Friday of every month.
Active Travel is the simplest and most environmentally friendly way to get around this busy town, with several quiet traffic-free cycling routes available. From Dartford, you can follow the National Cycle Route 1 which is an adventurous cycle route connecting Dover in South Kent to the Shetland Islands northeast of Scotland. Follow the route east through Gravesend, where you can either continue onwards to the historic cathedral city of Canterbury and the coastal towns of Deal and Dover, or pick up Route 177 and visit Cyclopark.
As well as the adventurous cycling route, you can also explore the beautiful National Cycle Route 125, connecting Brookland Lake to the bank of the River Thames via Dartford town centre and Central Park. This attractive path is traffic-free and well-surfaced making it ideal for walkers and cyclist of all abilities.
Explore the town centre on foot walking through the hustle and bustle of Dartford. A wonderful walking route to show off the beautiful town of Dartford is the Darent Valley Path, which is a 19-mile waymarked path and one of Kent’s greatest hidden treasures, with fine walking opportunities for the whole family. It meanders from the banks of the busy River Thames at Dartford through the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to the Greensand Hills above Sevenoaks.
You can also enjoy the Beacon Wood Walk, which is a gentle rolling 1.25-mile walk, with a shorter option of 0.6 miles. Enjoy this lovely stroll through scenic woodland with the fantastic woodland with fantastic views of the wildlife pond and across the surrounding countryside.
Dartford is less than an hour by train from multiple London mainline stations and only 15 minutes from Gravesend, where you can hop on a high-speed train to London St Pancreas or Ashford International. Dartford is also well-connected to the Medway Towns.
There are frequent local services to nearby towns and Bluewater which are run by Arriva Bus Service and Fastrack buses.
With so many opportunities to take an adventure around Dartford, actively travelling to and from this town is a no brainer! With the many walking and cycling routes, as well as public transport right on your doorstep, you’ll be saving money, reducing your emissions and staying fit and healthy.
Sevenoaks wears its long history well, with its traditional Kentish architecture in its attractive towns and villages; Sevenoaks, Westerham, Edenbridge and Eynsford overflow with atmosphere, vibrant shopping streets, architectural treasures and appealing places to eat and drink, providing a slice of traditional Kent life
One of Britain's most impressive stately homes is in the heart of Sevenoaks: the vast, enchanting National Trust property of Knole. Dating from the 1450s and famously sporting 365 rooms, 52 staircases and seven courtyards, here you'll wander through exquisite galleries, past shimmering silver, atmospheric portraits and fine fabrics. Then head through the sunlit orangery and into a 1000-acre park dotted with gnarled trees and herds of deer.
All around Sevenoaks are more must-see sights. Discover National Trust-run properties at Chartwell the much-loved family home of Winston Churchill; Quebec House, residence of 18th century soldier, General James Wolfe; and Emmetts Garden, with its profusion of roses, shrubs, and bluebells in spring.
Historical homes, castles and gardens are a plenty. There’s enchanting, double-moated 13th century Hever Castle – childhood home to Anne Boleyn, while Penshurst Place, Chiddingstone Castle and Chiddingstone Village offer more culture and history, and an impressive range of year-round family and themed activities. Or discover the rare shrubs and exotic perennials at Riverhill Himalayan Gardens and Great Comp Garden which surrounds a beautiful 17th century manor house.
North of Sevenoaks and Westerham, is Britain’s most famous fighter station, RAF Biggin Hill, which is still internationally recognised as Sir Winston Churchill’s ‘strongest link’. You'll discover the inspiring stories of the brave people and technical innovations that shape our world today at Biggin Hill Memorial Museum. The museum tells the story of RAF Biggin Hill through the personal experiences of those who served there, and the community who supported them. The museum incorporates and safeguards the onsite St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance.
Just 7 miles north of Sevenoaks, Lullingstone Roman Villa is one of the best-preserved in the country. Its vivid mosaics and striking wall paintings really bring the mid-4th century to life - check out the Roman-era under-floor heating in the bathroom. Then scroll forward 12 centuries at nearby Lullingstone Castle and World Garden, where a 15th century manor house is surrounded by plants from all around the globe.
Sightseeing done, perhaps make for one of the district’s leisure centres or the all-in-one cultural hub,cinema and theatre that is The Stag Sevenoaks, before bedding down at the Royal Oak or the Premier Inn. Sleep at the Thistle Brands Hatch after watching thrilling car or bike racing at Brands Hatch; you can even screech round the world-famous circuit in a racing car yourself.
The maritime town of Gravesend is an ideal place for a short stay. The borough of Gravesham has the Thames riverside, countryside, historic villages and picturesque parishes for you to enjoy. All this and it’s only 24 minutes from London and has convenient links from Ebbsfleet International Station to continental Europe. So, come and visit Gravesend!
Explore Gravesend’s historic riverside and heritage
Enjoy good food at one of the traditional pubs along the river
Discover the town’s newly refurbished Chartered Borough Market, dating back to 1268
Be amazed by the magnificent Sikh Temple, one of the largest in Europe
Pay a visit to the villages of Cobham and Higham, both renowned for their numerous historic links, including famous writer Charles Dickens