A vote of thanks to Bayboy, Tarry and Essex W.
We had a lovely 8 days in Kent using St Margarets, as a base and used many of your ideas. We even had fab weather.
Also did an over night across the channel - first day Ghent, second day in Bruges.
Busy bees as you can see and we had a lovely time!
Thanks again for your help in planning our trip.
I'm obviously not an expert but if anyone wants to ask anything about the places we visited, please ask. I'll do what I can.
My main tip would be to join English Heritage before visiting the area as most places we went to were for "free"