History and Heritage
Canterbury and the surrounding area has a whole host of history and heritage for you to come and discover. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a castle, four museums and an attraction that lets you step back in time to the Middle Ages are some of what is on offer here in historic Canterbury.
Whitstable has a rich maritime history and is famous for its oysters, with a working harbour bringing in the daily catch. The town has a rich alleyway network, which were used by the smugglers as convenient escape routes, as Whitstable was, like most Kentish coastal towns, awash with illegal trade. The old Canterbury to Whitstable railway line, the Crab and Winkle Way now forms part of the National Cycle Network Route 1.
Herne Bay was founded in the early nineteen hundreds and was a popular holiday destination for Londoners. It was during this period that a wealthy London lady gave the town its distinctive 80ft Clock Tower. The first pier was erected in 1832 and by 1834 steamboats were using it to land over 40,000 visitors each year to the resort.