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Literary Kent

Written by Julia Latham on

The Express recently published an article about the top six places in England that book lovers should visit. Number one on the list was Kent! This is hardly surprising. Not only has it played host to literary greats such as Jane Austen and H.G. Wells (who moved here for the benefit of his health!) but it was, of course, the county where Charles Dickens spent most of his childhood and lived out the final 13 years of his life. The Dickens World experience in Chatham is a 90 minute interactive guided tour that takes you back to the Victorian England that Dickens wrote about in his works. Whilst you’re here, why not visit The Canterbury Tales Experience to learn about the world that inspired Chaucer’s famous tales, or take a trip to Sissinghurst Castle, once home to the prolific writer and poet Vita Sackville-West. The literary connections are too numerous to mention here but if you love books, you’ll love Kent!

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