A stroll down memory lane in Headcorn, KentTimber-framed Cloth Halls and Gypsy Tarts
Travelling through the lush green countryside of Kent you are never too far away from a quaint English village.
Beautiful ancient churches, half-timbered cloth halls and tea rooms just tempting you to stop.
Headcorn which is only around 10 miles south of the bustling county town of Maidstone, has all these warming qualities.
Where is Headcorn?
How to get there
- By Train
You can catch a direct train from London Bridge Station to Headcorn Station. Which runs every half an hour and takes around 1 hour.
- By Car
It's easy to get to by car however, there is limited parking in the village.
A little bit of Kent history in HeadcornThe Flemish head to the Weald
The flourishing weaving industry during this period and into the 15th century also introduced the beautiful half-timbered ‘Cloth Halls’.
It’s within these eye-catching buildings that the weaving on looms would have taken place.
Where to stay in Headcorn
Visit some of Kent’s Historic Towns, Villages & Cities
Explore the heart of Headcorn villageA slice of 'old England'
Our Kent road trips
Discover the delights along Headcorn’s High StreetDelve into the local stores
There were the local family butchers and bakers that had been serving the community for years.
You could just imagine some the great gossip and stories that had been shared over the counters for decades.
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If you are tempted to soar above the rooftops and watch the beautiful Kent countryside unfold below. Then fly over to Headcorn Aerodrome and enjoy a hot air balloon ride with Skybus Ballooning. We embarked on a trip with them a few years ago now, and it was incredible.
If you're intrigued by Kent's weird and wonderful history, or all unusual stories around the county, then take a peek at "Kent's Strangest Tales".
You won't be able to put it down, you can pick it up for your Kindle or in good old paperback.
Where to eat and drink in HeadcornSample the local fayre
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I came across your page because I had googled the city of “Kent”. Luckily, because I enjoy reading your great travel reports and looking at the beautiful photos. I see you have been to my country Germany many times, but only in the west, why only there? Here in the east there are also wonderful cities like Leipzig, Dresden, Jena, Bautzen, Görlitz, Stolberg and especially my home town of Wittenberg. I also often take pictures in my free time and can only recommend it to you. I hope to have a look at Kent someday. That would be so nice! Kind regards, Ulli!
Thanks for the comment, and yep we’ve not made it to the far east of Germany – yet. We will get there one day, promise. The main reason we have only really made it to Berlin in the east is because I love to drive, and I’ve yet to put together a road-trip to take in the north-east of your fabulous country. Certainly, Leipzig & Dresden are places we want to visit, now you have kindly given us a load more for our east German road trip.
Thanks again, happy & safe travels.