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Garden of England Sightseeing

Experience Garden of England sightseeing at 2000ft! These helicopter sightseeing flights from Rochester Airport explore every corner of Kent with a variety of flight itineraries for you to choose from. Rochester Airport is a well-placed airport in the north of Kent. As soon as you take off in the helicopter you’ll realise you’re on the cusp of built-up towns and the green countryside you associate with Kent’s moniker €˜the Garden of England’. It’s the county where maritime heritage industrial history motoring tradition and historical castles all combine.Depending on which direction you head off in you will see very different things on these sightseeing flights out of Rochester. Opting for the 20 minute flight is great for exploring the local Medway area. There are two flight itineraries to choose from on the 30 minute tours giving you the chance to head north to the Thames or see the Medway and Maidstone areas. The 60 minute options offer a mix of castle and coast taking in classic Garden of England locations and seaside too.And don’t forget your departure point for these flights. Rochester town centre itself has much historical merit and is synonymous with Charles Dickens. You’ll also find Chatham fascinating. You’ll discover how the historic dockyard dominates the whole area. See if you can spot the likes of Commissioner’s House the dry docks and boat house as your swoop over in the heli.Kent is full of castles which is why so many of them feature on these sightseeing tours! The most famous has to be Leeds Castle near Maidstone – it’s the stuff of fairytales sitting on the middle of a lake. If you like your historic houses the 60 minute National Trust and Castles tour is a must – from Knole House sitting atop the vast Knole Park near Sevenoaks to the turreted 14th century Bodiam Castle – Kent has it all!And of course many of these castles and country houses boast fine grounds and gardens – hence the Garden of England. And whilst walking around them is a true delight nothing can prepare you for looking down on them from a height. Rose gardens mazes the symmetrical designs kitchen gardens and so on. You’ll appreciate the landscaping and planting skills even more this way!About as far removed from Garden of England flora and historical houses as you can get these tours also give you the chance to see a slice of modern Kent. Gaze at the endless flow of cars snake across the Queen Elizabeth II bridge at the Dartford Crossing. Look down on Bluewater one of Europe’s largest shopping centres and watch out for record breaking lap times being laid down at Brand’s Hatch motor racing circuit. With so much to see it’s just a question of which Garden of England sightseeing tour to choose!

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