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Fabulous Folkestone features a bustling harbour, a lovely promenade and is so close to France that on a clear night you can often see the lights of its Gallic neighbours from its seafront. The resort boasts a choice of south facing beaches including a sandy one next to the harbour featuring a statue of a mermaid. Enjoy a coastal walk along The Leas where you’ll find plenty of friendly cafés to stop for a cuppa. Away from the seafront, perhaps head four miles inland to Kent Battle of Britain Museum. Located on a World War II airfield, it displays aircraft, weapons, vehicles and relics. Elsewhere, East Cliff & Warren Country Park is a lovely place to discover the wildlife of the legendary white cliffs. Folkestone is also home to the enormous White Horse figure, a millennium celebration landmark carved into Cheriton Hill, overlooking the Eurotunnel terminal.
Breathtaking Canterbury Cathedral along with St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s Church together form the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perhaps visit the Roman Museum which houses a beautifully preserved Roman floor mosaic, explore the Norman castle ruins, wander the winding honey cobbled streets or take a boat trip on the River Stour.
We hop aboard our ferry and set sail for Calais then journey to Ostend. This enchanting Belgian resort has a wide sandy beach, fishing harbour and a bustling shopping area. Perhaps visit Fort Napoleon – a fortification built in 1811 and later used as a German artillery quarter in both world wars (passport required).
Today’s tasty trip takes us to the historic town of Sandwich where many original medieval buildings still stand. Of course, the fourth Earl of the town is said to have invented the snack of the same name – can you resist treating yourself to a sandwich in Sandwich?