From castles and fortresses to ancient bunkers and ruins – Kent delights as a haven for history lovers. Known as the ‘Garden of England‘, the region is made up of cities and many small villages brimming with historical treasures. Walk along its shores to find ancient defences reflecting a deep maritime heritage. Kent has been on the front-line of England’s defence for centuries, and this role strengthened during WWII. Explore the majestic Dover Castle to see where a fictional army group was set up to trick the Nazis into believing that the main landings would take place at Calais instead of Normandy. Head underground to the secret wartime tunnels where Operation Dynamo was masterminded and take in the story of how Winston Churchill and Vice Admiral Betram Ramsey plotted the attack to rescue the Allied soldiers from Dunkirk. Visit the Battle of Britain Museum and Memorial to show your respect to the numerous heroes of the time.