Canterbury & Chatham 5 Days - Holiday Inn
The ancient Roman road known as Watling Way passes through the town of Sittingbourne, which was until relatively recently just a small village, before the arrival of the railways and the paper industry on which Sittingbourne still thrives. Of course Sittingbourne is also a farming town, at the heart of the orchards and groves of the Garden of England, with a wide variety of local produce available for visitors to try in the local cafés and restaurants.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Full Day - Whitstable & Herne Bay
Famous since Roman times for its oysters, Whitstable features miles of shingle beach./nA maze of historic alleyways meanders between delightful shops and pubs./nWhitstable also boasts the largest registered village green in England on the outskirts of the town./nHerne Bay boasts a flat prom with a clock tower and a renovated pier out to sea. /nCombining relaxation and fun, Herne Bay has great award-winning beaches lined with traditional shops and cafes. /nA pedestrian-friendly shopping centre environment is just off the seafront./n
Day 3 - Full Day - Canterbury
Canterbury and the surrounding area has a whole host of history and heritage including a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a castle and four museums (entry fees may apply)./nThe ruined Canterbury Norman Castle is amongst the most ancient in Britain, begun by William the Conqueror around 1070 (free entry)./nCanterbury Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. As well as a place of worship, the Cathedral is part of a World Heritage Site (entry fees apply)./n
Day 4 - Full Day - Chatham Historic Dockyard
The Historic Dockyard (entry included in tour cost) offers a variety of maritime and land based attractions./nMost recently, the Dockyard was used as the setting for many scenes of the TV series “Call the Midwife”./nTake in the RNLI lifeboat collection, submarines, and a Victorian naval ropery still working to this day. /n
Day 5 - Return Travel
Holiday Inn Sittingbourne
Originally built as a private residence in 1880, the recently refurbished and re-branded former Coniston Hotel is now stylish and modern in feel, whilst retaining original quirky features. The hotel’s central location is convenient for the amenities of Sittingbourne and transport links to Sheerness, Chatham and Canterbury. Meals feature British favourites and Mediterranean influences. The hotel’s luxurious bedrooms all have free WiFi access, flat screen TV and En Suite bath/shower and WC.