Kentís coastal towns and ports have played a significant role in Britainís maritime history over the centuries. Our tour for 2022, based in well known Folkestone, includes visits to some of these delightful resorts and historic Canterbury. The county was on the front line during WW2 and we include a visit to the Battle of Britain Memorial also included is a ride on the small Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.
The 3 star Best Western Clifton Hotel occupies a prime location on the famous Leas, looking out over the English Channel. Hotel facilities include traditionally furnished lounge, elegantly styled restaurant and popular bar. All the well appointed en-suite bedrooms have television and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift
From your front door to the waiting coach for the drive south to Kent. Our first visit is to Broadstairs, a wonderful mixture of Victorian architecture, hidden cobbled squares and sandy beaches. One of Broadstairsí main attractions is Bleak House, with its arched walkway and known as the holiday home of Charles Dickens. Later we spend time in delightful Sandwich, noted for its maze of narrow streets and medieval buildings before continuing south and arriving at the Clifton Hotel late afternoon for a welcoming tea or coffee.
We enjoy a leisurely breakfast before we depart for historic Canterbury. The city is dominated by the magnificent cathedral, now a World Heritage Site. The city centre is compact and best explored on foot. Thereís a maze of intriguing side streets with a variety of specialist shops and welcoming cafes to enjoy. Our return to the coast includes a visit to The Battle of Britain Memorial which is located in a peaceful spot, offering views across the Channel. The central statue of a lone pilot is complemented by a memorial wall and replica Spitfire and Hurricane. We return to the hotel late afternoon with time to relax before dinner.
This morning we visit the picturesque cinque port of Deal with time to explore then return by way of Dover for a free afternoon in Folkestone.
A short drive to Hythe where we board the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway. During WW2 the little railway was requisitioned by the War Department, creating the only miniature armoured train in the world. At New Romney we re-join the coach and continue across Walland Marsh to the lovely Cinque Port of Rye
A leisurely breakfast at the hotel before we bid farewell to our hosts and make our way home. We drive across Kent through picturesque villages to spend time in the popular and historic resort of Whitstable. Mid-afternoon we complete our journey as we arrive on our home areas after a memorable holiday in Kent.
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