Take in the historic church of St George which was one of few in the area named in the Domesday Book in 1086.
Linger over the cottages, some of which are built with Kent peg tiles hung on the top half of the walls.
These unique tiles were historically made from local clays and the brick earths of the Weald and Canterbury, with an array of hues from brown red to tangerine like the flames in a kiln.
The use of local material and craftsmanship means the village retains its authenticity to this day. Solid architecture with chunky chimneys, occasional painted beams and white clapboard – a chocolate box’s dream!
Lord Cranbrook, a local aristocrat, paid to refront many of the village houses in the 19th century and the Jacobean house of his Lordship later became Benenden School for Girls, where Princess Anne was a pupil.