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Kent Coast & the Historic Cinque Ports

Kent Coast & the Historic Cinque Ports

The south Kent coast has long protected the realm, dating back 1,000 years the ‘Cinque Ports’ are a unique association of maritime towns and villages in Kent and East Sussex consisting of Hythe, New Romney, Sandwich, Dover and Hastings.

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The south Kent coast has long protected the realm, dating back 1,000 years the ‘Cinque Ports’ are a unique association of maritime towns and villages in Kent and East Sussex consisting of Hythe, New Romney, Sandwich, Dover and Hastings. In the centuries before the Tudor Kings of England first developed a standing navy, the men and ships of the Cinque Ports provided a fleet to meet the military and transportation needs of their Royal masters. On this brand-new break, we will explore these distinguished towns and villages, as well as a visit to the historic pleasures gardens at Walmer Castle.

 

Includes

Return coach travel

4 nights half board

Visit to Royal Windsor en route on day 1

Excursions to Sandwich, Dover, Hythe, Romney & Hastings

Admission into Walmer Castle & Gardens

Free time in Folkstone

 

Please note this price does not include our door-to-door, to add this service please tick the option at checkout.

SANDWICH,

WALMER CASTLE & GARDENS & DOVER (FULL DAY): We begin our day in Sandwich, one of the original five Cinque Ports in Kent. Today it is a Conservation Town boasting one of the best-preserved medieval centres in England, with a large number of surviving Medieval and Georgian buildings and a charming quayside flanked by Medieval buildings including the Barbican, Tollbridge and Fishergate. We also visit the historic Walmer Castle & Gardens (with admission included). Perched on the picturesque Kent coastline, this English Heritage site was built during the reign of King Henry VIII and is still the official residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. Later, we return to our hotel via Dover, famous for its iconic White Cliffs and the only one of the original Cinque Ports which remains a working port today.

FOLKESTONE

(FULL DAY): In the quaint regenerated streets of Folkestone, you will discover cutting-edge art in its unique Creative Quarter, where you can explore pastel-painted studio-galleries and indulge in quirky stores, laid-back bars, and chic eateries. The mile-long cliff-top promenade of The Leas is also a short stroll away, offering sea views to France. It's easy to see why this lovely town has been home to many famous people including HG Wells, who once lived and worked here.

HYTHE, ROMNEY,

RYE & HASTINGS (FULL DAY): Travel first to Hythe, one of Kent's first Cinque Ports where fine medieval buildings and a Victorian promenade help retain a nostalgic feel. We continue via Romney, originally a seaport but now over a mile inland and medieval Rye, now an antiques centre considered one of the best-preserved of the ancient Cinque Ports with its quaint cobbled streets and smuggler's inns. Our main stop of today is in the seaside resort of Hastings, location for the popular TV series, Foyles War, it lies between the Sussex Weald and the English Channel. The famous Battle of Hastings took place a few miles north of the town and in ancient times it was one of the important Cinque Ports that defended the South Coast with local men and ships providing fleets in pre-navy times.

Best Western Clifton Hotel ***, Folkestone

 

BEACHFRONT

 

 

Overlooking the English Channel, the Best Western Clifton Hotel was originally built in 1864 and retains an elegant Victorian exterior. Inside, modern facilities and period features blend and the hotel offers Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill restaurant, bar and lounge as well as free Wi-Fi. Guestrooms are en-suite, many offering sea views.

 

Hotel Facilities

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Wi-Fi

  • Lift

 

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Alfreton, Hall Street Alfreton - Surcharge £10pp,
Hall Street, Bus station, DE55 7BT
Arnold High St Bus Stop Arnold High Street Bus stop,
Outside leisure centre car park, NG5 7EE
Beeston, Lace Road Beeston Lace Road, behind the Cricketers pub
NG9 2LA
Bulwell Aldi Bus Stop Bulwell, Aldi Bus stop SW12
Sellers Wood drive, NG6 8GE
Chesterfield Bus Station Chesterfield Coach Station,, Beckingham Way
S40 1TH
Derby Bus Station Derby, Bus Station
Bay 27 & 28, DE1 2AY
East Midlands Parkway East Midlands Parkway
Nottingham, NG11 0EB
Heanor Market Place Heanor Market Place, Wilmott Street Surcharge £10p
(Market Square side) DE75 7EG
Ilkeston, Wharncliffe Rd Ilkeston, Wharncliffe Rd, Surcharge £10pp
outside CO-OP DE7 5GF
Leicester Bus Stand CH Charles Street, Bus stand CH , Outside Bistro Live
Leicester, LE1 1HL
Leicester, Bus Stand CH Charles Street, Bus stand CH , Outside Bistro Live
Leicester, LE1 1HL
Long Eaton, The Green Long Eaton, The Green
Outside Wilkinsons, NG10 1HQ
Loughborough Amber rooms Loughborough Amber rooms, The Rushes
LE11 5BE
Lutterworth, George St Lutterworth George Street, outside Wycliffe rooms
LE17 4EG
Mansfield Bus Station Mansfield Bus station , Bay A
Quaker Way, Mansfield, NG18 1JJ
Meadowhall Interchange Meadow Hall Interchange, Bay C3
Meadowhall Road, Sheffield, S9 1EP
Nottingham Mount St Nottingham, Mount Street
Alongside the Grosvenor Casino, NG1 6HE
Ripley, Market Place Ripley, Market Place, Surcharge £10pp
Express Stand DE5 3FJ
Rotherham,Interchange Bay Rotherham £15pp Surcharge , Interchange Bay C1/ C2
Frederick Street, S60 1QB
Sheffield Pond Hill Pond Hill, Opposite Penny Black Public House
S1 2BG
Toton Lane Tram Stop Toton Lane Tram Stop Park and Ride
Toton Lane Tram Stop, NG9 7JA

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