Kent, in south-east England, is the most populated county in the UK. Perhaps most famous for the white cliffs of Dover, Kent has always been the gateway to Britain and makes a great English holiday destination.
This historical county can trace its name as far back as the 4th century BC when it was called "Cantium", from the Celtic word for "coastal land". Take a trip to the white cliffs today and you'll find a visitor's centre accompanying some dramatic cliff top walks.
With miles of historic landscape and buildings, Kent holidays are the perfect way to spend the half term break. Add to this the varied seaside destinations and you have everything you need for the summer school holidays.
Margate and Ramsgate offer traditional seaside fun with ice-cream, sandcastles and Punch and Judy shows.
Other seaside towns like Whitstable are quieter and attract artists and those wanting a more laid back atmosphere. Within easy reach of London and brimming with things to see and do, it's no surprise Kent has so many people wishing to make this their home.
Kent is rich in history and its buildings and landscape tell important stories, but Kent holidays also offer some surprises.
This coastal county is home to a small handful of vineyards. Producing award winning wines, these vineyards run free wine tasting sessions and are an unusual and unexpected excursion in the UK.