A Day In Eynsford, Kent

As part of our ongoing Kentish summer ‘staycation’, today we took time out to enjoy the delightful village of Eynsford in Kent.

I have to say that this one of the most wonderful and enchanting places I have ever visited. Located just off of the M20 south of Dartford, Eynsford has had a long and illustrious history. Situated in the Darenth Valley, this truly is a gem amongst North Kent’s villages.

Picture perfect, with great examples of Roman, Norman and Tudor architecture, Eynsford provides a wonderful day out for children and adults alike. While many in the summer will head straight for the high street and its wonderfully child-friendly ford, it is worth venturing further to the remains of Eynsford Castle, the Roman villa at Lullingstone, and Lullingstone Castle itself.

The local church of St Martin’s is also worth visiting and is very reminiscent of St Werburgh Church in Hoo. This is in no doubt due to the fact that building work on both churches commenced at around the same time in the 12th century.

Lunch in The Plough, which sits on the river bank, was reasonably priced and of good quality. Recommended. All in all, a big thumbs up and a good time guaranteed for all (weather permitting).


About Chris Irvine

Husband. Father. Libertarian. Glenman. Liverpool fan. Singer. Songwriter. Ulsterman. Glass half full kinda guy. Smoker.

Posted on August 9, 2012, in Chris Irvine, Eynsford, General, Kent, Photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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