Discover CCT Churches among Kent's Hidden Treasures and Little Gems

22 Mar 2012

The eight day tour is intended to give visitors an exciting view into the vast range of attractions Kent has to offer. Alongside gardens, animal parks and museums, seven CCT churches have been spotlighted as must-see attractions in the county.

Visitors are invited to take in St Mary’s Church, Burham, which dates back to the 12th century, or to explore St Catherine’s Church, Kingsdown, Edward Welby Pugin’s only complete Anglican church and a true gem of mid-Victorian taste. Also included are St Clement’s, Knowlton; All Saints’, WaldershareSt Mary’s, Capel-le-Ferne and St Peter's Church, Sandwich. Fans of Dickens will enjoy the atmospheric St James’ Church, Cooling, where you will find Pip’s Grave and a landscape that directly inspired Dickens’ work.  

Each one of these churches has something unique to offer, from marble monuments at St Clement’s to elaborate stained glass at All Saints’. The Hidden Treasures tour is sure to encourage even more people to visit and enjoy some of our beautiful churches.

Sandra Mathews-Marsh, Chief Executive of Visit Kent, says,

“There are so many unique, character-filled places to visit that often people miss what is right on their doorstep. The Little Gems and Hidden Treasures tour is a great way to begin to discover some of these,
but it really does just start to scratch the surface of what this great county has to offer.”

We hope that this new guide will encourage holiday-makers to discover all of the ‘little gems’ that Kent has to offer. 


Find out more about the Little Treasures and Hidden Gems tour