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Places to Visit

If you are visiting Headcorn to take part in an activity or simply to watch the planes and parachutes, why not make a day of it and visit some of the local attractions in the surrounding area. Here are a few ideas. All times are approximate driving times from the airfield.


Leeds Castle
10 minute drive - 'The Loveliest Castle in the World' - www.leeds-castle.com

Rare Breeds Centre
20 minute drive – “Countryside fun amongst the animals” – www.rarebreeds.org.uk

Biddenden Vineyards
10 minute drive – 70 acres of vineyards making the famous Biddenden Cider - www.biddendenvineyards.com

Tenterden Vineyards 15 minute drive “Tenterden Vineyard is the place to visit if you are looking for quality English wines combined and with a great day out”.www.newwavewines.com/vineyards/tenterden.asp

Tenterden Town
15 minute drive – “The jewel in the Crown of Kent” – www.tenterdentown.co.uk

The Kent and East Sussex Railway
15 minute drive – A family day out with steam trains and other attractions -
Park & Ride to Bodiam Castle from Tenterden or Northiam Stations.

Howletts and Port Lympne
Wild Animal Parks 35 minute drive – “Two of the best wild animal parks in the world” – www.howletts.net

30 minute drive – “Family home of Sir Winston Churchhill, the Greatest Briton” - www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Great Dixter
30 minute drive – Nursery and gardens of Christopher Lloyd – www.greatdixter.co.uk

Ellen Terry Museum
Smallhythe place 20 minute drive - An early 16th-century half-timbered house, home of the Victorian actress Ellen Terry from 1899 to 1928 - www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Bodiam Castle
35 minute drive – A unique castle built in the 14 th century - www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Hever Castle
40 minute drive – The childhood home of Anne Boleyn – www.hevercastle.co.uk