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Wildwood Trust , Herne Bay
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Herne Bay Pier , Herne Bay
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Herne Bay Pier was the third pier to be built at Herne Bay, Kent for passenger steamers. It was notable for its length of 3,787 feet (1,154 m
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Duration: 8 hours
Direct from Dover's Cruise Terminal to the key sites along this stretch of Kent's White Cliffs Countryside. Visit The Battle of Britain Memorial and The National Trust Visitor Centre through historic towns and glorious countryside.Past the places it’s taken us a lifetime to discover this unique tour is operated by Dover’s premier mini bus company. A family business established 30 years ago we have the local knowledge and expertise to make the most of your time here in Dover. A knowledgeable driver guide will escort you in one of our luxury minibuses on a thoughtfully curated explore of the local area, taking in a multitude of stunning, historical and photogenic locations. Complimentary water on board and comfort stops planned. Opportunities to snack on route. All guests will be returned to the Cruise Terminal before the departure of your ship. Please enquire on our website about transfer options from/and to London airports and/or transport hubs (Britannia-Coaches, Dover)
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Garden
Waltrop Gardens , Herne Bay
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Pier / Boardwalk
Whitstable Harbour , Whitstable
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Enjoy the buzzing atmosphere around Whitstable Harbour, where you can have your fill of local seafood as well as crafts, pubs, and water spor
Tours from £105
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Herne Bay

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Herne Bay is a seaside town in Kent, South East England, with a population of 38,563. On the south coast of the Thames Estuary it is 7mi north of Canterbury and 5mi east of Whitstable. It neighbours the ancient villages of Herne and Reculver and is part of the City of Canterbury local government district. Herne Bay's seafront is home to the world's first freestanding purpose-built Clock Tower, built in 1837; from the late Victorian period until 1978, the town had the second-longest pier in the United Kingdom.The town began as a small shipping community, receiving goods and passengers from London en route to Canterbury and Dover. The town rose to prominence as a seaside resort during the early 19th century after the building of a pleasure pier and promenade by a group of London investors, and reached its heyday in the late Victorian era. Its popularity as a holiday destination has declined over the past decades, due to the increase in foreign travel and to a lesser degree exposure to flooding that has prevented the town's redevelopment.HistoryThe town of Herne Bay took its name from the neighbouring village of Herne, two kilometres inland from the bay. The word herne, meaning a place on a corner of land, evolved from the Old English hyrne, meaning corner. The village was first recorded in around 1100 as Hyrnan. The corner may relate to the sharp turn in the minor Roman road between Canterbury and Reculver at Herne. To arrange what you want to do in Herne Bay, use our United Kingdom vacation maker site.

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