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Forget Las Vegas, Rio, New York or China and holiday at home in Kent instead

By KentOnline reporter

Maidstone and Weald MP Helen Grant was in hot water today after telling people caught up in the passport delay to holiday at home instead.

But was she really wide of the mark? We show you how you can recreate the world's greatest experiences right here in Kent.


No need to travel to South America to see Christ the Redeemer - what's wrong with Gravesend's own Pocahontas statue?

New York

The Princess Pocahontas
The Princess Pocahontas

Wanted to take the Staten Island ferry to see the Statue of Liberty? Just jump on board to take the famous Gravesend-Tilbury crossing instead.


Fancy wandering down the famous Las Vegas strip? Take a stroll along the front at up-and-coming Margate instead.


Sure, the Great Wall of China is impressive but you can have just as good a time at the City Wall wine bar in Rochester.

San Francisco

The Sheppey Crossing and the Kingsferry Bridge in the background
The Sheppey Crossing and the Kingsferry Bridge in the background

It's one of San Fran's biggest attractions - but we've got our own marvel of engineering right here in Kent in the form of the Sheppey Crossing.

Ipanema Beach

Leysdown Beach
Leysdown Beach

Spend the day on the beach watching the beautiful people at play... nothing beats Leysdown in the sunshine.

Orient Express

The Orient Express will take you on one of the world's great train journeys - but the Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway has its own attractions too.

Now we want your suggestions. Email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or tweet us @kent_online

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