Hi All. We will be cruising from Dover in July. Will be parking my car at the docks. Just wondering how far are the main tourist attractions in Dover before boarding the ship. Any local pubs around docks recommended before paying the steep cruise prices on ship :-) Any real local places to see?, thanks
All suggestions appreciated in advance
looking to be in canterbury may 26th bank holiday sunday / monday / tuesday
have a 3 year old - looking for attratctions for him aswell
accomodation rapidly running out as limited budget
any ideas across the board would be good
Canterbury seems to be promoted as a day trip from London. Is there enough to do there for 4 days? Arrving by train/bus - no car.
Hi, We're staying in Tunbridge Wells for 4 days before a cruise on June 8th and wondered how to get from TW to Southampton on June 7th. Public transport is not easy, and I cannot seem to find a reliable private transfer company or taxi. I must be searching incorrectly. Thanks in advance...
Is there any easy way to get from Tunbridge Wells to Southampton for a cruise?
How much will a single adult bus fare cost me from Canterbury route No 3X to Maidstone?
I am moving to Canterbury for a temporary job and would like to know any pros and cons about the place before I go. Any factual information will help a great deal, personal experience and personal opinions of the place would help also. Any feedback about the schools, the transportation, places to go, safety of the town, etc. would be much appreciated.
Can someone suggest a tourgroup or website I can contact that MIGHT do a daytrip from Canterbury to both Scotney Castle and Bodiam Castle? Without breaking the bank? We don't drive, must rely upon minivan tours or somesuch. Also posting in London thread, since we can take a train from London or start our tour from there.
I am planning on taking the train from london to Dover, then the ferry to Calais, France. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I get from the train station to the ferry station? Also if I leave London early enough can I visit Canterbury on my way to Dover without too much trouble? Thank you for your help.
Hi, We'll be staying in Canterbury for 2 days, and since the coast is so close we'd like to take a Stagecoast bus to one of the nearby beach towns. Which is prettiest/most scenic or most worth visiting, in your opinion? Some options are Herne Bay, Whitstaple, Ramsgate, and Broadstairs. From Broadstairs is it easy to get to the beach with white cliffs? Thank you for your help. Cathy
just wondering if anyone knows roughly how much a taxi would be from the train station to clanridge medical centre TN4 9TP? Thanks
I arrive at Gatwick in July at about 9pm. I was going to be staying with a friend in Clapham, so transport was easy. My friend has just sold his house and will have moved to Sevenoaks by July. What is the best way to reach Sevenoaks from Gatwick? Minicab or is there a train?
Would like a list of places one can eat near to the museum please.
Aside from a Taxi, can I take a fast speed train from Heathrow to Dover. How do I get info on the train? Will be staying at the Best Western.
Hi I am going to be travelling from dover to calais in about 2 weeks by car. I will be travelling with my cousin and my 2 and a half month baby. I would just like to know what the check in procedures are at dover before boarding and in calais when getting off the boat. As i am travelling with a baby would just like to make it as easy as possible. The car will be rammed with all my baby stuff, so does anyone know if they stop all cars and search. Its been a while since i travelled by ferry so am not sure whether procedures have changed or not. I know security procedures and everything are tighter now adays. Any help from fellow parents on the procedures of checking in would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
We will be in Dover for an overnight stay and have reservations at La Scala restaurant which appears to be in the city. Our hotel is ~1 mile away and we plan to take a taxi from the restaurant to the hotel. First, how safe is that area around the restaurant? Next, and more importantly, how readily available are Taxi's @ ~ 8-9PM when we should be concluding dinner? If anyone has any suggestions about booking a taxi or whether they should be easily/readily available by the restaurant...it would be appreciated. Thank you in advance to anyone who replies...
Hi, We're going to be driving down a car from UK across Europe to Malta and we're going to be on a tight schedule. I've found all the details of the ferries that cross from Dover to Calais or Dunkirk. However, I'm wondering if it's better to book online or you can just get there and get a ticket from there? It will be for 2 passengers and a car. I know that the common reasoning is that if we're on a tight schedule we should book online to make sure we get on - but my worry is that we might arrive too late (or too early) and then won't be able to change the ticket. Any advice? Also, I've read you need to be there a certain amount of time before hand to check-in. How much before? We're currently trying to decide between P&O (to Calais) or Norfolk Lines (to Dunkirk)....or if it pays us (time wise) the eurotunnel. We would be travelling on a Friday (15th July) so I don't know if there would be any weekend rush or something that would cause delays. Also, we would be driving down from Newark to Dover - and calculated about 3.5hrs... is this reasonable? Thanks to anyone who can help!!!
When I am in London next month I thought I would take a day trip to Dover (to visit the Castle). Easy, or so I thought. I used google and clicked on both the Trainline and Southern Railways website. So far, so good. Except..... a) which station do I start out from? b) which station do I want to arrive at for accessing the Castle - Priory or Court? Seems a very expensive trip - £32 odd return. Bus I gather is cheaper but takes longer? Is the bus arrival point any more convenient for my ultimate goal?
First, I would like to thank anyone who responds to this question. My wife and I will be departing Dover for a cruise in July and are arriving one day early. We plan to rent a car and go to Canterbury to see the Cathedral leaving in the early afternoon. I went on the Cathedral website to see about purchasing tix in advance and, it seems, that can't be done. Now my question: With only a half day to work with, can anyone provide me with some basic information re: parking, entrance to the Cathedral, events (Evening Song?) and any suggestions for a nice pub/restaurant for dinner prior to our return to Dover? Again, thank you in advance to anyone who provides some insights/opinions/suggestions, etc.
I need advise on traveling from the cruise terminal in Dover to Paris. I think the P&O ferry will suite my needs. It was the only one online that let me enter a quote for a foot traveler. I think there is a shuttle from the cruise ship to the train station. Do I need to go there to get to the Eastern Docks?
My husband and I are planning a visit to Kent for several days to tour the lovely gardens in early June. Which would you recommend as "must sees?" What would be a centrally located village or town for us to stay? Would we be able to hire a driver/guide to bring us to the various sites? Is there public transportation from these villages to gardens such as Sissinghurst?
We are visisting a relative at Uni in Canterbury, travelling down from Yorkshire early on the Saturday morning. We will be finished with our visit at about 3-4pm. We can't decide whether to stay overnight in Canterbury (all the hotels have mixed reviews :( )or whether to go back up into London (we have rail tickets to return home from London to Yorkshire at 8.30 sun eve). Or we wondered if Ashford was a nice place to stay? I dont know the area at all and can only find Ashford as a station that the Canterbury to London train stops at. As an aside, we have pre-booked rail tickets for £24 each (single) from Wakefield to Canterbury. We have checked the websites for the fares into London and its about £25 each one way!!!! What a rip off.
I will be arriving at London Heathrow, 8 July 2011 for the purpose of attending The Open that is being held in Sandwich, Kent and departing from there on 18 July 2011. I need to know the cost of each and the types of transportation that is available from Heathrow.
Hello I am living in France for the present time..I am planning on a trip to Dover this weekend...I would like to know about food stores...having a hard time here with weight watchers...does any one know of stores in Dover that sell weight watcher food items???thanks so much
a couple of questions...first is there a bus or train from Dover Ferry to Folkestone? Also is the Asda store a fairly large store? I am living in France at present and trying to find a store that sells weight watcher products...thanks so much
Hello I recently visited broadstairs beach with my family, and whilst there I collected some seaweed (just a small personal quantity) from out on the rocks. Mostly serrated wrack, and some sea lettuce. I was wondering if this is considered safe to eat i.e. is broadstairs clean enough, or are there any sewage outlets, or the density of human visitors causing polluted environment nearby. I just want to know if the seaweed is considered contaminated or polluted? CHeers
I recently went to Broadstairs with my 2 small daughters 3 and 5, and we were hoping to see the donkeys at Viking bay. We did not see any. Are their still donkeys on Viking bay? Also, we went on to Ramsgate and when we asked if the model village was still there, we were told that it was not. Is that true? I spent a great deal of my childhood in Ramsgate and Broadstairs, and wanted to relive it with my daughters. Thanks, Jacalyn Oghan
Gday, i am landing at Gatwick and wish to head to Paris but with a couple of days stopping off in Ashford to catch up with some family would anyone be able to advise me the best public transport to do this.Im planning on hiring a car for the 2 days im in Ashford does this sound feasable i grew up in Kent but im sure it has changed since i left 30 years ago.Thanks guys.Kev.
I will be arriving at Stansted at 5 am on a weekday in Dec. What is the best way to get to Maidstone? Is it possible for me to get to Maidstone before the morning rush hour? Thank you.
Hi to all of you, travel gurus! First of all a big Thank you to those who replied to my post regarding London /Coaches/Train service to Canterbury. Now I need somewhere to stay! Could you recommend a reasonnable hotel in Canterbury or would it worth staying in one of the coastal towwms: I have to be close enough to Deal/Walmer/Sandwich or would push to Margate if worth it.Need peace and quiet!Thanks!