Local Member of Parliament

The member of Parliament for Hollingbourne is Mrs Helen Whately. The village falls within the Faversham and Mid-Kent constituency. The village is at the very edge of the constituency and the parish adjoins the Maidstone constituency. Visit Site

The Lost Landscapes of Hollingbourne

A heritage trail around Hollingbourne with details of local history including information about the hundred of Eyhorne (the largest in Kent), the paper mills in Eyhorne Street, Hollingbourne Manor, Godfrey House (built in 1587 and restored in 1859), local ghosts, and Jack Cade’s Hole. Printed guides to walks around Hollingbourne are available from Christopher’s Village […]

Local doctor’s surgery covering Hollingbourne.

The nearest doctor’s surgery is in Bearsted since the closure of the original Bearsted and Hollingbourne surgery in Eyhorne Street some years ago. The practice was founded in 1750 in Hollingbourne. Visit Site

Caravan Club campsite on the Ashford Road towards Bearsted.

The Caravan Club Campsite has 69 pitches and is open to all caravanners. It is also a Calor Gas stockist. Although the campsite is signed the Bearsted campsite, it is actually in the parish of Hollingbourne. The campsite is a good staging post for cross channel crossings as well as a base for day trips […]

The Dirty Habit Public House

The Dirty Habit Public House, formerly the Pilgrim’s Rest, and previously the King’s Head is at the top end of Upper Street where the Pilgrim’s and North Downs Way meets Hollingbourne Hill. It is reputedly 13th century in origin and was a stopover for King Charles II at the time of the Restoration. Visit Site

North Downs Way National Trail

One of several websites covering the North Downs Way which passes through the Hollingbourne at the north end of the village at the foot of Hollingbourne Hill. Visit Site

Hollingbourne County Primary School

Hollingbourne County Primary School is one of the leading primary schools in Kent with pupils from the age of 4+ to 11. It consistently scores well in school league tables. Pupils from Hollingbourne School can go on at the age of 11 to schools in Lenham and Maidstone where there are four grammar schools including […]

Sheds and Shelters

Sheds and Shelters manufacture sheds and shelters and are at the top of Hollingbourne Hill. Visit Site

Kent International Gateway Protest Campaign – A local victory!

Hollingbourne Parish Council supported the successful campaign against plans for the Kent International Gateway development which includes a massive rail/road interchange and warehousing development between Junction 8 of the M20 and Bearsted. Hollingbourne residents have campaigned successfully over the last two decades against an Army Exercise area around the village (as the landscape resembled parts […]