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Bateman’s, the former home of Rudyard Kipling: North Downs Barn is perfectly situated for exploring the attractions of rural Kent and East Sussex, with many varied places to visit within an hour’s drive. Listed here are some of the closest attractions, some only minutes away.

Getting to London is also quick and easy for sightseeing, museums and galleries, gigs and west end shows.

Nearby Attractions

Heritage:
• Victorian life at Dickens World in Chatham (5 miles) www.dickensworld.co.uk
• The spectacular and beautiful Leeds Castle (15 miles) www.leeds-castle.com
• Rochester Castle, cathedral and town (3 miles) www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/rochester-castle
Leisure:
• Buckmore Park, England’s no 1 go-karting venue www.buckmore.co.uk
• Brand’s Hatch racing circuit www.brandshatch.co.uk
• Multi-screen cinema (2 miles) www.cineworld.co.uk
• Virgin Fitness centre (2 miles) www.VirginActive.co.uk
• Drive mini diggers! (2 miles) www.diggerland.com
• World class shopping at Bluewater (11 miles) www.bluewater.co.uk
• Cliffe Pools RSPB bird-watching (11 miles) www.rspb.org.uk
Wedding Venues:
• Cooling Castle Barn (12 miles) www.coolingcastlebarn.co.uk
• Dode Church (2 miles) www.dodevillage.com
• The Knowle, Higham (4 miles) www.knowlecountryhouse.co.uk
• Upnor Castle (5 miles) www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/upnor-castle