19.12.2016 - General
Kent has an uncanny knack of providing the perfect backdrop for blockbuster movies and TV series. With its mix of cathedrals, castles, stately homes, historic dockyards, military fortifications, seaside towns and fantastic coastlines, it is pretty much perfect for all types of subject matter.
The Historic Dockyards at Chatham is possibly the most frequently used setting as its Georgian buildings and cobbled streets make it appealing for period set films. The same applies with the castles at Dover, Leeds and Hever.
The seaside towns perhaps offer the most real life backdrops with the Port of Dover used extensively for filming and very recently the Channel Tunnel has appeared as the main setting for Sky’s The Tunnel.
The Kent Film Office website provides a comprehensive list of films and TV episodes filmed in Kent, many of which were on the doorstep of our holiday parks. You will discover that Whitstable, Herne Bay, Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate are regular settings – as are Sandwich, Deal, Dover, Folkestone and round the coast to Dungeness.
If you are a film or literary enthusiast your visits to Kent could include following the James Bond Trail which follows the routes Ian Fleming described in both Goldfinger and Moonraker. Or you could visit the locations written about and lived in by Charles Dickens.
The murder of Thomas Beckett resonated far and wide and his legacy drew thousands of pilgrims to the site. A visit to the cathedral will provide the thought provoking experience of the tragic events and then a visit to The Canterbury Tales experience will provide a light-hearted account of a pilgrimage through the eyes of some of the pilgrims as told by Geoffrey Chaucer.
For further information, please contact our Keat Farm team!