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The most Instagram-worthy places in Kent

2:08 PM 28 June 2022

There are so many photogenic spots all over Kent, so we’ve rounded up some of the most Instagram-worthy spots to help you curate a stunning feed or elevate your family photo album.

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1. West Gate Gardens, Canterbury

It goes without saying rain or shine, West Gate Gardens is an absolutely stunning location for a photo. Even better if you capture a boat coming up the River Stour to add to the already aesthetically pleasing visuals.

2. Castle Farm Lavender, Shoreham

Castle Farm Lavender Field is one of our go-to places whenever summer rolls around and this year is no exception. The vivid expanse of purple flowers not only smell divine, but they also look utterly sublime.

3. Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst

Scotney Castle is a magical place, it’s like a portal to an imaginary land straight out of a fairy tale, and as such the romantic, crumbling architecture woven with plants has such aesthetic appeal.

4. Wheelers Oyster Bar, Whitstable

The Wheelers Oyster Bar’s cotton candy-colored exterior is a must-see catch for anyone who loves a pink moment. Also be sure to pop inside for a real culinary treat as these oysters certainly live up to their reputation.

5. Rochester Castle, Rochester

Near or far, Rochester Castle makes a resplendent backdrop for a landscape photo, selfie or group photo. A visitor’s favorite shot is to capture the magnificent cathedral through one of the windows in the wall around the castle grounds.

6. Prospect Cottage, Dungeness

Derek Jarman’s iconic cottage and garden is so photogenic it would almost be a crime to visit and not take a picture, whether it’s a landscape or a selfie.

7. Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Cranbrook

The beautiful garden at Vita Sackville-West really comes alive in the summer, especially when all the divine roses are in full bloom.

8. Leeds Castle, Maidstone

Whether it’s a cool drone shot from above, a selfie or a beautiful landscape photographed with some swimming swans, the romantic architecture of Leeds Castle is always the perfect subject for any type of Photo.

9. Dreamland, Margate

Summer isn’t complete without a trip to Dreamland in Margate, and whether you’re riding the Ferris Wheel or the Scenic Railway, a souvenir photo is a must. Also, don’t forget the iconic art deco Dreamland building which was recently transformed for an upcoming film starring Olivia Coleman!

10. White Cliffs of Dover, Dover

England’s most iconic cliffs are certainly a sight to behold and one hundred percent deserve a spot on your Instagram feed. You can get artistic with the photo or a simple shot to see the sunset, either way your photo will look stunning.

11. Aylesford Bridge, Aylesford

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more picturesque sight than the famous Aylesford Bridge. You have the River Medway meandering below, a cluster of historic houses, Aylesford Church behind and beautiful trees to frame the shot.

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