Olympic Torch Relay

Published: Thursday 15th Mar 2012

We are so excited about the Olympic and Paralympic Games, but even better is that we now have the opportunity to get involved as the Olympic Torch Relay comes to the neighbouring counties of Kent and Sussex. The flame is due to spend longer in Kent than in any other county in the UK, so there's no excuse not to book up a holiday cottage over July 17 and immerse yourself in all the Olympic Games action before it leaves on July 21.

Taking place a few days before all the sporting action kicks off, the Relay provides a great excuse to have a holiday in the area — maybe just to see the torch or an even longer one if you were lucky enough to get event tickets. Many of the major towns in Kent have direct train access to London and you can travel from Ashford straight into Stratford in just over 30 minutes. There are also plenty of other things to enjoy when in this pretty South East corner including the many National Trust properties to explore including Scotney Castle and Ightham Mote.

Kent also lives up to its 'Garden of England' name and has beautiful public gardens and walking paths that show the county in all its glory. We have over 200 properties across Kent and Sussex to choose from ranging from modern seafront apartments to cosy countryside boltholes.