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    • liney
    • By liney 10th Apr 18, 6:41 PM
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    Kent - a good base for a week
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    Kent - a good base for a week 10th Apr 18 at 6:41 PM
    Having never been to Kent before, and wanting to visit Hastings, Dover Castle and Leeds Castle we are looking to rent a cottage for a week in May.


    We expect to be driving and day tripping most days, but would like a busy-ish area to where we can go out in the evening to eat, or spend a couple of days 'home' if the weather is nice.


    Whistable, has come up as a possibility - any advice or suggestions please?
    "On behalf of teachers, I'd like to dedicate this award to Michael Gove and I mean dedicate in the Anglo Saxon sense which means insert roughly into the anus of." My hero, Mr Steer.
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    • Castle
    • By Castle 11th Apr 18, 2:47 PM
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    Hastings, (which is actually in Sussex), is a good 90 minute drive each way from Whitstable. Personally I'd swap Canterbury for Hastings.

    There are also some interesting attractions around Rochester/Chatham such as Dockyards, Castles and the Charles Dickens connections.
    • liney
    • By liney 11th Apr 18, 9:16 PM
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    We know where Hastings is, but want to visit 'to the right' as we've not been to this part of the country before.


    Settled on Whitstable - Canterbury will be on the list too.
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    "On behalf of teachers, I'd like to dedicate this award to Michael Gove and I mean dedicate in the Anglo Saxon sense which means insert roughly into the anus of." My hero, Mr Steer.
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    • By Castle 11th Apr 18, 9:30 PM
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    We know where Hastings is, but want to visit 'to the right' as we've not been to this part of the country before.


    Settled on Whitstable - Canterbury will be on the list too.
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    So Rye and Dungeness!
    • Alikay
    • By Alikay 11th Apr 18, 9:30 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 9:30 PM
    Faversham is also quite nice and Broadstairs is worth a visit for the lovely beach, little vintage shops and lovely kitsch ice cream parlour! http://morellisgelato.com/
    • martindow
    • By martindow 12th Apr 18, 1:46 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 1:46 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 1:46 PM
    Faversham is also quite nice and Broadstairs is worth a visit for the lovely beach, little vintage shops and lovely kitsch ice cream parlour! http://morellisgelato.com/
    Originally posted by Alikay
    Yes excellent ice cream place. On a good day the walk from Broadstairs towards Margate is very pleasant particularly the chalk stacks at Botany Bay.
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