Headcorn Aerodrome

 

 

 

Thanks to FotoFlite, Richard Foord & Keith Butler for their superb photos!

Local Attractions

If you are visiting Headcorn to take part in an activity or simply to watch the planes and parachutes, why not make a day of it and visit some of the local attractions in the surrounding area. Here are a few ideas. All times are approximate driving times from the airfield.


PLACES OF INTEREST

Leeds Castle
10 minute drive - 'The Loveliest Castle in the World' - www.leeds-castle.com

Rare Breeds Centre
20 minute drive – “Countryside fun amongst the animals” – www.rarebreeds.org.uk

Biddenden Vineyards
10 minute drive – 70 acres of vineyards making the famous Biddenden Cider - www.biddendenvineyards.com

Tenterden Vineyards 15 minute drive “Tenterden Vineyard is the place to visit if you are looking for quality English wines combined and with a great day out”.www.newwavewines.com/vineyards/tenterden.asp

Tenterden Town
15 minute drive – “The jewel in the Crown of Kent” – www.tenterdentown.co.uk

The Kent and East Sussex Railway
15 minute drive – A family day out with steam trains and other attractions -
Park & Ride to Bodiam Castle from Tenterden or Northiam Stations.
www.kesr.org.uk

Howletts and Port Lympne
Wild Animal Parks 35 minute drive – “Two of the best wild animal parks in the world” – www.howletts.net

Chartwell
30 minute drive – “Family home of Sir Winston Churchhill, the Greatest Briton” - www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Great Dixter
30 minute drive – Nursery and gardens of Christopher Lloyd – www.greatdixter.co.uk

Ellen Terry Museum
Smallhythe place 20 minute drive - An early 16th-century half-timbered house, home of the Victorian actress Ellen Terry from 1899 to 1928 - www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Bodiam Castle
35 minute drive – A unique castle built in the 14 th century - www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Hever Castle
40 minute drive – The childhood home of Anne Boleyn – www.hevercastle.co.uk


PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK

Pubs
The Smarden Bell 5 minutes Smarden 01233 770283
The Chequers 10 minutes Smarden 01233 770217
The George and Dragon 5 minutes Headcorn 01622 890239
The Red Lion 10 minutes Biddenden 01580 291347
The William Caxton 20 minutes Tenterden 01580 763142
The Eight Bells 20 minutes Tenterden 01580 762781

Restaurants
Ye Olde Maydes 10 minutes Biddenden 01580 291306
Café Uno 15 minutes Tenterden 0158076 1715
London Beech Golf Hotel 15 minutes Tenterden 01580 766279
Honeymoon Chinese Restaurant 15 minutes Tenterden 0158076 3794
Thai Orchid 15 minutes Tenterden 0158076 6088
Ozgur Restaurant (Turkish) 15 minutes Tenterden 01580 763248


PLACES TO STAY

Bed and Breakfast

Wheelers Green Headcorn Mandy Lawrence 01622 890019 / 07931 893607
Four Oaks Headcorn Rosanne Thick 01622 891224
Heron Cottage Biddenden Mrs Twort 01580 291358
Manor Farm Headcorn Mrs Ball 01622 890953
Curtis Farm Headcorn Mrs Ray 01622 890393
Hereford Oast Smarden Mrs Hill 01233 770541
The White Cottage Tenterden Mrs Matthews 01233 850583
11 East Hill Tenterden Mrs Thompson 0158076 6805
Potters Farm Bethersden 01233 820341
Shirkoak Farm Woodchurch 01233 860056
Hallwood Farm Cranbrook 01580 712416
Wilderness B&B Waterman Quarter 01622 891757 - just 5 minutes walk from the airfield
Chart Hill Cottage B&B, Chart Sutton 01622 844397
Waterside Oast - Caravanning/Camping/Self-Catered Studio Headcorn 01622 890569
Shepherds Huts South East Bethersden 01233 770397


Hotels
Headcorn Lodge Hotel (Weald of Kent Golf Club) Headcorn 01622 891671
Little Silver Country Hotel Tenterden 01233 851321
London Beach Hotel Tenterden 01580 766279
White Lion Hotel Tenterden 01580 765077
Holiday Inn Ashford North A20 01233 713 333

Holiday Cottages
Wealden View Holiday Cottage - 01622 850369


TAXIS 

MTC Cars – Headcorn Station and Headcorn Aerodrome – 01622 890003

 
 

Trial Flying Lessons - take control of a light aircraft
click here for details
Trial Lesson Flight Experience

 

Pleasure Flights over the scenic Kent country side & coast
click here for details
Trial Lesson Flight Experience

 

Tiger Moth Flights at Headcorn
click here for details
Tiger Moth Flight Experience

Harvard Flights at Headcorn
click here for details
Tiger Moth Flight Experience

 

 
Headcorn Aerodrome, Headcorn, Ashford, Kent, TN27 9HX
Tel: +44 (0)1622 890226 / Fax: +44 (0)1622 890876