Things to do

 

Whitstable Harbour, Whitstable, CT5 1AB

Constructed in 1831, it is still a busy working harbour today, with shipping, fishing and wind farm maintenance. Situated at the heart of the town, there are restaurants, the fish market and a small market to visit or even take a boat trip on the famous Greta.

Alternatively, take a walk along the pebble beach towards the town past the RNLI lifeboat, local Yacht club and stop for some local oysters along the way, before stopping for a Kentish Ale in one of Whitstable’s great pubs!

For more info: http://whitstableharbour.org/visiting-the-harbour

Shepard Neame Brewery, 17 Court Street, Faversham ME13 7AX

Find out more about Britains oldest Brewer, just down the road from Glamervan HQ.  There are a variety of award winning guided tours; Discover the brewer’s art and then learn how our beers and speciality lagers are tested for quality during an entertaining tutored tasting, or an 80 minute tour followed by a 2 course evening menu, or go all out on a taster menu of 6 courses matched to different beers – Not for the faint hearted!

For more info: http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/

 

Biddenden Vineyards, Gribble Bridge Lane, Biddenden TN27 8DF

Free to individual visitors, the vineyard is open throughout the year with admission and tastings FREE for private individuals.  The coffee shop is open daily and there is a marked walk around the vineyard for customers to wander at their leisure.

Guided tours are available on selected dates throughout the year – Learn more about the history of the vineyard & how award winning wines, ciders and juices are made. Tours start at 10am.

For more info: http://www.biddendenvineyards.com/

Canterbury Cathedral, The Precincts, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2EH

The Cathedral is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England and forms part of a World Heritage Site.  A maze of architecture and beauty. Visit at the right time of day and catch a service and enjoy the amazing acoustics.

 

For more info: http://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/visit/

 

Canterbury River Tour, The Kings BridgeCanterbury CT1 2AT

Running through the heart of Canterbury, The River Stour is a great way to escape the business of Canterbury!

All the guides are well versed in the local sites and present the historical facts of the passing buildings and monuments in a light-hearted and entertaining manner.

For more info: http://www.canterburyrivertours.co.uk/

 

The Beaney, 18 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RA

An Art Museum and Library situated in the heart of Canterbury.  The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge re-opened its doors recently after a significant refurbishment and offers great child friendly exhibits for all ages.

Includes, exhibits from Egypt, Greece and far-flung Kent, with collections including stain glass, paintings, butterflies and birds. Well worth a visit if in the area, especially with children!

For more info: http://www.canterbury.co.uk/Beaney/

The Turner Contemporary Gallery, Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG

The gallery is a dynamic visual arts organisation that believes in making art open, relevant and fulfilling for all.  The gallery hosts temporary exhibitions for many different artists as well as interactive sessions for kids most Sundays.

Situated on Margate’s seafront, on the same site where Turner stayed when visiting the town, our gallery is the largest exhibition space in the South East, outside of London. Admission is Free.

For more info: http://www.turnercontemporary.org/

The Shell Grotto, Grotto Hill, Margate, Kent CT9 2BU

Discovered in 1835, the tunnels consist of 4.6million shells and 70ft of underground passages leading to a chamber of 2000 sqft of mosaic and one big mystery!

Since the first paying customers descended the chalk stairway in 1838 debate has raged about the Grotto’s origins, check it out for yourself and make your own mind up!

For more info: http://shellgrotto.co.uk/

Botany Bay, Marine Drive Broadstairs CT10 3LG

Just one of Thanet’s 15 gorgeous beaches. This hidden gem offers stunning views of white cliffs and beautiful chalk stacks. It is said that Botany Bay found its name when those found in possession of smuggled goods were deported to Botany Bay in Australia.

Not so warm as it’s Australian counterpart, but it is stunning and when the tide is out it is great for fossils and exploring rock pools. Plenty of exposed sand to enjoy when the tide is in.

For more info: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/attractions/botany-bay/8670

Broadstairs, Kent

The last town on the coast, about 80 miles from London. Enjoy a mixture of Victorian architecture, cobbled street, sandy beaches and lots of independent shops, cafes and restaurants.

Visit Morelli’s ice cream parlour, for a real family treat!

For more info: http://www.visitbroadstairs.co.uk/

 

The White Cliffs, Langdon Cliffs, Upper Road, Dover, CT16 1HJ

A great day out, £4.50 for a motorhome/ campervan, take a picnic and take in the amazing views to the French coast.  Good walks along the coastal path towards the South Foreland Lighthouse.

The cliffs were used for defence in both World Wars. You’ll see reminders of this past all along the cliffs from the slit trenches dug by soldiers to the concrete remains of the range finding station.

For more info: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/white-cliffs-dover/

Dover Castle, Castle Hill, Dover, Kent CT16 1HU

Situated above the White Cliffs of Dover the castle has guarded our shores from invasion for 20 centuries. With exhibits from the Secret Wartime Tunnels, demonstrating life during world war II or investigate the richly-furnished Great Tower, where costumed actors introduce medieval life at King Henry II’s court and lots of space for youngsters to run around.

For more info: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/dover-castle/