Kent’s scenery and cycle routes make for the perfect cycling break, but its events and cycle clubs can make for an even better weekend visit. Whether you’re looking for an easy-going trail or a challenging ride
Kent’s landscape of flat marshland, sloping orchards and swooping cliff top paths mean that every trail is a natural cycling circuit. Whether you’re looking for off-road thrills through woodland, family-friendly circuits or rewarding cliff-top trails, you’ll plenty of spectacular views, heritage and wildlife that can only be found in the Garden on England.
We’d love you come and visit us on site but if you would like to go further afield, here are some ideas.
The Great Tower
When you step inside the Great Tower, you will be immersed in a truly unique medieval castle. Days out in Kent at Dover Castle allow you to experience the bright colours and gorgeous furnishings of a castle which was once one of the most important castles in England. As you make your way through the castle, you can explore the castle through history and witness the changes which took place at the castle over the years from the days of King Henry II to Dover Castle’s role in the world wars. There is plenty to do on days out in Kent at Dover Castle.
Dover Castle During WWI and WWII
Take a step back in time to WWII as you visit the underground hospital at Dover Castle. It was converted into a hospital in 1941 to treat the troops injured during the war, and the hospital can still be seen as it was during the war. You can even follow the story of an injured pilot fighting for his life to discover what life was like for those working at the hospital during the war.
Dover Castle provides brilliant days out in Kent for those interested in the World War’s as it played a key role throughout both the wars. During the first World War, Dover Castle was used as the military head quarters. To this day you can still experience the gun drills every weekend and step back in time to explore the castle’s role throughout WWI.
Furthermore, Dover Castle, played a huge role in the evacuation of Dunkirk. You can learn all about the events which took place in the tunnels during this period and feel the danger experienced by those fleeing Dunkirk at the time.
The Big Screen
Dover Castle has been used as a backdrop for a number of major films and TV shows, providing some brilliant opportunities to recreate your favourite films. From “The Avengers Age of Ultron” to “Into the Woods” and “Doctor Who”, Dover Castle has set the scene for some major films over the years.
Days Out in Kent
Dover Castle offers some brilliant days out in Kent for the whole family. Whether you are interested in medieval history, the World Wars or film and television, Dover Castle has something for everyone. If you are looking to make the most of your days out in Kent, get in touch with Quench Cycles and explore the surrounding countryside to make the most of your time at Dover Castle.