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A bird's eye view

Some of Kent's landmarks as you may not have seen them before. A helicopter, fitted with a special camera, has been capturing views of the county from the air.

Dartford Crossing.

Dartford Crossing.

Dartford

We start the tour in the north, with the QE II bridge that links Kent and Essex. There doesn't seem to be much keeping us from the River Thames, many feet below.

Bluewater shopping centre

Bluewater shopping centre

Bluewater

Bluewater is just down the river from Dartford, and is one of the areas set aside for major development as part of the Thames Gateway project. It's a wonder anyone ever finds their car again!

Rochester Castle.

Rochester Castle.

Rochester

The castle stands on one of the major crossings of the River Medway and was built in 1127 by William of Corbell, the Archbishop of Canterbury. It stands 113 feet high, and is a reminder of the history of Rochester, with its cobbled streets and nearby Cathedral. 

Canterbury Cathedral.

Canterbury Cathedral.

Canterbury

The Cathedral lies at the heart of this Roman city. You can see just how much work is being undertaken on the building, as part of the Save Canterbury Cathedral appeal, launched in 2006.

Cross Channel Rail Link and M20.

Cross Channel Rail Link and M20.

CTRL

The Cross Channel Rail Link is due to divert to Ebbsfleet in November 2007. Part of the route follows the M20 motorway.

Leeds Castle.

Leeds Castle.

Leeds Castle

The castle was listed in the Domesday Book and has been a Norman stronghold, a royal residence for six of England's medieval queens, and a retreat for the powerful and influential.

Dover

Dover

Dover

The Port of Dover is often the first that visitors to the UK see of our shores. The ferry terminal nestles along the famous White Cliffs.

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