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Kent Guide

Located in the southeast corner of England, Kent has long figured prominently in the country’s religious and political history, being the site of its first cathedral and the home of the Church of England. The county’s proximity to France explains its importance as a transportation hub, while its picturesque coastline has long been a popular destination for holidaymakers.

Canterbury is one of England’s most historic cities and boasts the spectacular Canterbury Cathedral, bastion of the Church of England and fantastically eclectic in architectural styles. The city also boasts a walled old town center, brimming with quaint historic buildings. Kent’s other main city is Rochester, home to Charles Dickens and featuring an authentic Norman castle and cathedral, as well as other relics from the city’s Norman past. Nearby is the historic port of Chatham.

On the coast lies Dover, England’s principal Channel Port, with its famous White Cliffs and renowned Dover Castle, which affords stunning views across the English Channel to the coast of France. Along Kent’s northern coast are the picturesque towns of Sandwich, known worldwide for its association with the popular culinary snack, Deal, and Walmer, the latter two of which boast charming castles and pleasant resorts. Other principal resort towns along this section of the coast include Whitstable, Broadstairs, and Ramsgate.

Kent’s main entertainment and relaxation destination is the resort town of Margate, popular with holidaymakers for more than two hundred years. The town features a small, beautiful beach, around which have sprung up an assortment of amusement attractions, cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs and pubs, all of which combine to make a stay in Margate exciting for visitors of all ages. Kent’s resort areas and major cities and towns have ample quality accommodation and excellent restaurants.

For a pleasant diversion from the often crowded tourist haunts, head for Kent’s hinterland and southern coast. Royal Tunbridge Wells is a charming spa town, while the seaside resort of Hythe is the gateway to the Romney and Denge marshes, and boasts its own military heritage of the Royal Military Canal and Martello Towers. Further west lies Sussex and more picturesque English coastline and countryside.

London’s Heathrow International Airport serves direct flights from most world cities, and there is a myriad of frequent and reliable transportation options to the Kent region.

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What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

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What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

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