The oldest building in Gravesend, Milton Chantry has a fascinating history. It was built by the Earl of Pembroke, Aymer de Valence, as a family chantry chapel, and as a chapel for a leper hospital. After the English Reformation, it became a tavern, before being used as part of a fort in the late 18th century. The building houses displays on local history and the heritage of Milton Chantry itself. Chantry Heritage Centre, Fort Gardens, Gravesend, Commercial Place, Kent, England, DA12 2BH
One of the most photographed historic buildings in Canterbury, the Old Weavers House is a gorgeous half-timbered building on the River Stour. The river quite literally laps at the side of the building, which currently houses a popular restaurant. 3 St Peter's St, Canterbury, Kent, England, CT1 2AT
Owletts is a lovely red-brick Kentish Yeoman's house dating from the late 17th century. The house was built for Bonham and Elizabeth Hayes, successful farmers. It is two storeys high, with dormer windows. The house interiors were completed in 1684, including the ornate plasterwork, which was probably executed by Italian craftsmen. The Street, Cobham, Gravesend, Kent, England, DA12 3AP
The simple red-brick childhood home of General James Wolfe, victor of the Battle of Quebec. The house features memorabilia relating to Wolfe, and exhibits on Georgian life. Though it has Tudor roots, much of the house is Jacobean and Georgian in style.
Reculver Towers are a striking pair of 12th-century church towers built within a Roman fort on the very edge of the Wantsum Channel. The towers, known as 'The Two Sisters', were erected on the foundation of a 7th-century Saxon church. The 12th-century church is gone now, the victim of erosion from the constant wear and tear of waves on this seaside location.
A unique mansion house in historic Rochester. The house takes its name from the fact that Charles II stayed here on the eve of his restoration to the crown of England following the short-lived Commonwealth. Charles Dickens used Restoration House as the model for Satis House, the home of Miss Havisham in his novel 'Great Expectations'. 17-19 Crow Lane, Rochester, Kent, England, ME1 1RF
The Roper Gate is a decorated 16th-century gateway that once provided an entrance to Place House, home of William Roper and his wife, Margaret Roper, daughter of Sir Thomas More. The gate is a wonderful example of decorative Tudor brickwork. Nothing now remains of Place House beyond the gateway. St Dunstan Street, Canterbury, Kent, England
Possibly the most photographed historic building in Canterbury after the Cathedral, Sir John Boys House (sometimes known as the Crooked House, King's Gallery, or Old Kings Shop) is a delightfully skewed 17th-century half-timbered building at the extreme end of Palace Street, with projecting jetties onto Palace and King Streets. 28 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent, England, CT1 2DZ
A lovely 16th-century half-timbered house once owned by actress Ellen Terry. The interiors showcase Terry memorabilia and historic theatre costumes. A thatched theatre is located in the grounds. Smallhythe, Tenterden, Kent, England, TN30 7NG
A Victorian lighthouse stands atop the famous White Cliffs of Dover, on the western fringe of St Margaret's village. The lighthouse was the site of several famous scientific breakthroughs; Guglielmo Marconi conducted his wireless experiments here, received the first ship-to-shore radio transmission (a test message from the East Goodwin lightship) and the first ship-to-shore distress signal. South Foreland also received the first international radio transmission in 1899, when a signal arrived from Wimereux, across the Channel in France.
The Front, St Margaret's Bay, St Margarets, Dover, Kent, England, CT15 6HP