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    Canterbury Trip.

    I'm planning a trip to the Canterbury area, with the main intention of exploring Canterbury itself. Can anyone recommend any other "Unmissable" places to visit in that area. We love the seaside, and was wondering if Herne Bay and Whitstable is worth a look?
    Alan

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    Whitstable is pleasant enough, considering it is all but the Thames estuary, although the harbour is a bit commercialised now.

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      Second attempt to attach photos of Whitstable
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        When we go down that way, we stay on the CC site at Blackhorse Farm, a few miles south of C'bury. Very conveniently, there is a Park and Ride on the way to town at New Dover Road which has a dedicated motorhome parking area OUTSIDE the height barrier. The total cost (March 2009) was £2.00 for parking and unlimited return journeys for the day for up to 6 passengers. Effectively the parking ticket is £2.00 and the bus journeys are free. Saved all the hassle of driving into town and looking for somewhere to park (and paying exorbitant parking fees).

        If only ALL Councils would follow suit. I suggested the same to Maidstone Council, and was told it would not work. Their Park and Ride just down the road from Bearstead CC site has height barriers at the entrance. OK for the HyLo, but not the Dimension.

        We like going to Deal and Sandwich, history in the shape of Deal castle, Sandwich old town walls (really just the ditch and bank now) with explanation boards, old buildings in town centre etc. Richborough roman fort just outside Sandwich. Walmer castle is not far to the south of Deal and the seafront/shingle dunes southwards from Deal give a "bracing" walk at this time of year.

        If I think of aything else I will post again.

        Barry

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          Thanks for the photos Roger, we will probably stay in the area , for about three days, one of those in Canterbury. I was considering staying at the Canterbury Camping and Caravan Club site, which in the blurb states " it's about 30 min. walk into Canterbury".
          I've stayed in Deal, Barry, for a week when the kids were small, and a very nice place it is. I didn't visit Sandwhich though.

          Thanks for advise, Alan.
          Alan

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            Alan

            Good choice of County (I'm biased of course)
            As Barry said Canterbury very Motorhome friendly.

            http://www.jigrah.co.uk/mhpark/ken.htm

            A favourite place of ours is on Tankerton Heights just on from Whitstable towards Herne Bay overlooking the wind farm and beach huts with a great "chippie" nearby in Tankerton road.(Knife and fork on image)
            Free parking along Marine Parade, a popular spot for Motorhomers.

            Of course if you are into cycling you can ride from Canterbury City Centre to Whitstable Harbour on the Crab and Winkle disused railway line.

            http://www.sustrans.org.uk/sustrans-...and-winkle-way

            Tony Anchorman
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              Canterbury is great, Herne Bay we thought an ok seaside resort, but the seascape has been ruined by wind turbines.

              Originally posted by Alan View Post
              I'm planning a trip to the Canterbury area, with the main intention of exploring Canterbury itself. Can anyone recommend any other "Unmissable" places to visit in that area. We love the seaside, and was wondering if Herne Bay and Whitstable is worth a look?
              Last edited by marc4242; 13-12-2009, 20:44.

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                I did not walk into town, Alan, but that is about right.

                If you go Sandwich way, do not get 'caught' by the toll road. There is nothing to see; it only secludes a private residential estate. Just avoid it.

                Plenty of company on the C&CC site!
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                  I like wind turbines, and GENERALLY, I don't think they detract from the scenery. I find them quite elegant.
                  Alan

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                    #10
                    My sentiments entirely Alan.
                    I don't think wind turbines 8.5kms out to sea are an eyesore, whether we like it or not they are here to stay.

                    Tony Anchorman

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Alan View Post
                      I like wind turbines, and GENERALLY, I don't think they detract from the scenery. I find them quite elegant.
                      Me too! And when you think what the alternatives are (power stations in whatever form) then that's ok with me too!

                      Although the ones alongside the A74 going towards Glasgow are a bit distracting! LOL!

                      I hope this photo shows up ok - taken from Allonby on the Cumbrian coast.

                      Have a good trip, Alan!
                      Last edited by jayjay; 14-12-2009, 09:44.

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                        [QUOTE=jayjay;1297]Me too! And when you think what the alternatives are (power stations in whatever form) then that's ok with me too!

                        OK with me too JayJay, my sentiments exactly.......
                        Gadgetman......... (Bryan)
                        'Live without regrets'

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                          It is possible to stay overnight at one of the Cantebury Park and rides.

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                            Thanks for that Peter, I'll do some research!
                            Alan

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                              #15
                              another positive for the wind turbines.....

                              I expect the Dutch windmills at one stage looked modern and strange!

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