Folkestone & Canterbury 5 Days - Grand Burstin Htl
Folkestone is unusual in that it lacks a conventional seafront, with most of the resort's facilities being concentrated at the level of the cliff-top Victorian boulevard known as The Leas, whose wide lawns and colourful flower beds are the perfect place to enjoy the wonderful seascapes. The older part of the town with its cobbled streets and village-like atmosphere lies close to the harbour below. Nearby is the bathing beach at East Cliff Sands, at the foot of cliffs crowned by a Martello Tower - a reminder that relations with France were not always as cordial as today! The multi-million pound regeneration of the town centre has given a new buzz to this already vibrant resort, combining twenty-first century shopping centres with traditional shops, boutiques, country markets and a bustling Creative Quarter.
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 - 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 3 - Day at Leisure
Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area. /nDon't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.
Day 4 - Broadstairs & Kent Battle of Britain Museum
Broadstairs is full of old-world, seaside charm boasting seven beaches and bays, inviting eateries and historic red-brick buildings dotted between independent shops./nBroadstairs was Charles Dickens' favourite holiday spot and it was at Bleak House (entry fees may apply) that he wrote David Copperfield. /nCrampton Tower Museum is a friendly museum full of colour and movement, celebrating the life and work of a Victorian engineer, transport and local history (entry fees apply)./nThe museum is located on the former RAF Hawkinge, a World War II airfield 4 miles inland from Folkestone, and opened in 1971 (entry included)./nHome to some of the most important Battle of Britain artefacts in the country, including aircraft, pieces of equipment and pilots’ personal mementos. /nVisitors can savour the atmosphere of the airfield's past with the landmarks and buildings that remain acting as points of reference./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
Grand Burstin Hotel
This large modern hotel is conveniently situated on the harbour side near to the beach, with spacious public lounges and an impressive entertainment room. It also boasts an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gymnasium (extra charges apply). Access to the town is via a cliffside lift or elevated cobbled walk past the shops. An excellent entertainment programme is provided, with fully costumed cabaret shows.