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Kent Downs is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in Kent, England. They are the eastern half of the North Downs and stretch from the London/Surrey borders to the White Cliffs of Dover. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is an area of countryside with significant landscape value in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, that has been specially designated by the Countryside Agency on behalf of the United Kingdom government. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... The North Downs in England are a ridge of chalk hills that stretch about 100 mi (160 km) from Hampshire through Surrey and Kent. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ... The white cliffs of Dover The white cliffs of Dover, immortalized in popular song and verse (by Vera Lynn, Kate Smith, Matthew Arnold, Eric Johnson and others), are cliffs facing the Strait of Dover near the major English port town of Dover, in the county of Kent, and form part...

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  • the Kent Downs AONB website

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Poster sites at stations throughout Kent and South London displayed images of the Mid Kent Downs and a message to encourage visitors to use sustainable transport; to travel by train to discover the countryside.
Website visitor information: Improved visitor information was added to the Kent Downs AONB website (and is maintained on an ongoing basis), again highlighting the great variety of activities in the area, farmers markets, festivals and other events, where to stay, where to eat and where great fresh produce can be purchased.
We are careful not to promote the Downs to the detriment of the landscape and local population.
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