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Where to Stay

If you would like to visit the Kent Downs for a day, weekend, getaway break or even a week’s holiday the Kent Downs Our Land pages can help. Our Land is an exciting sustainable tourism project focusing on celebrating the beauty, diversity and distinctiveness of the protected landscapes in the South East. This project has been developed in response to extensive consumer research over 3 years and is funded by the Rural Development Program for England.

What’s special about an Our Land experience?

Not only can you read all about how the business is conserving and enhancing the landscape on http://www.our-land.co.uk, when you arrive on your holiday you can pick your host’s brains on the local landscape – culture, food, people, history, buildings and wildlife – Our Land‘s National Parks and AONBs, along with Our Land’s partners and supporters including the RSPB, have been working hard with the businesses to share knowledge and stories – tap into it!

Sleep peacefully following a day’s walking or cycling, knowing that your money is being well spent on looking after the landscapes – from supporting wildlife initiatives, helping community projects, keeping rural traditions alive and giving farmers a hand to manage the land effectively and sustainably. Wild camping, tree houses, secluded self-catering cottages, quirky B&Bs, boutique hotels and plenty of budget accommodation…

Choose your getaway break in the Kent Downs now, with such a selection of activities so what is there to see, a myriad of heritage houses,   For thrilling experiences in what to do, try your hand at bush craft or visiting a vineyard.  Couple that experience with the most delicious local food on your door step.  We are not called the Garden of England for nothing.  With both coastal, orchards, grazing and many more wonderful food sources, just check out our places to eat, and savour the flavours of the landscape first hand.

These are all holidays carefully picked for their efforts to conserve and enhance the much-loved features of Our Land's protected landscapes so go and enjoy all the beauty the Kent Downs has to offer...

Our Land is a web based initiative and has been rolled out across all nine protected landscapes (National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty) in south east England.  This project celebrates the distinctive features of these beautiful protected landscapes located in these nine protected landscapes:  Kent Downs, High Weald, Surrey Hills, South Downs, New Forest, Isle of Wight, North Wessex Downs, Chilterns and the Cotswolds. Our Land promotes sustainable tourism for all businesses on the website in these protected landscapes.

Our Land  promotes businesses in the protected landscapes by putting their stories of the landscape at the heart of the tourist experience.  This helps to deliver accommodation enquiries and visitor activities to all visitors to the Kent Downs and other protected landscapes.  Each business involved makes a promise to the landscape which will attract visitors by promoting protected landscapes, sustainability and community support.

Our Land is presented to prospective visitors to the Kent Downs in partnership with Responsibletravel.com, an established tour operator recognised for its sophisticated use of online marketing techniques and social media, with a long term legacy in mind.