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Things to see and do in Whitstable

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Whitstable Castle, exterior

Tower Hill, Whitstable, CT5 2BW, Tel: 01227 281726, Email, www.whitstablecastle.co.uk

Dating back to the 1790's, Whitstable Castle and Gardens has been home to local merchants and dignitaries remaining a landmark attraction throughout its history. It is a 'must see' for everyone visiting the town of Whitstable.

 
 
Kent Cycle Hire, Whitstable

61 Harbour Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AG, Tel: 01227 388058, Email, www.kentcyclehire.com/

Daily or weekly hire of bicycles, tandems, tag-alongs and child-trailers – for recreational cyclists, families, tourists and student groups, exploring the town and gentle coastline of Whitstable – or taking a trip to Canterbury.

 
 
Whitstable Museum and Gallery
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5 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB, Tel: 01227 276998, www.canterbury.co.uk/museums/coastal-museums.aspx

Dive into maritime history and explore the town at Whitstable Museum and Gallery. The fascinating displays give townspeople and visitors an idea of why Whitstable is here and how it has changed over the years.

 
 
Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre

11 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable, CT5 1AF, Tel: 01227 281174, Email, www.horsebridge-centre.org.uk

The Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre is located just yards from the beach in the centre of Whitstable town, on a site which has a long tradition of community and cultural activity and offers stunning sea views.

 
 
Greta Sailing Barge

Whitstable Harbour, Whitstable, CT5 1AB, Tel: 07711657919, Email, www.greta1892.co.uk

As one of the most historic sailing vessels on the Kent coast, S.B GRETA, spends the summer months chartering from the South Quay, Whitstable Harbour, around the Maunsell Forts, Wind Farm, taking in views of Herne Bay & Whitstable coastline

 
 
Whitstable Alley Ways © Peter Fry

Whitstable, CT5 1BX, Tel: 01227 862162

The historic side of Whitstable is still very much present today vis its network of alleyways which are ideal escape routes for smugglers in the late 1700s. Most noteable is Squeeze Gut Alley.

 
 
Tankerton Beach, Whitstable

Tankerton, Whitstable, CT5 2BD, Tel: 01227 862162, www.canterbury.gov.uk/coast

As you walk along the Whitstable front you will come to grassy banks that gently slope down to the beach, characterised by pretty wooden beach huts and an established sailing club. Blue Flag Award 2016.

 
 
Whitstable Oyster Yawl 'The Favourite'

Island Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1EP

Whitstable Oyster Yawl, which is also known as a smack, was built in 1890 by the Whitstable Shipping company and worked until 1944. She can now be viewed between the seawall and Island Wall, about 200m east of the Neptune pub.

 
 
Whitstable Harbour

Whitstable, CT5 1AB, whitstableharbour.org/

Whitstable Harbour's activities include fishing, commercial shipping, restaurants, cafés, shellfish & fish sales, sailing barge trips, wind farm operations storage facilities & beach hut rental.

 
 
Explore Kent

Chestfield, Whitstable, CT5 3LS, explorekent.org/activities/chestfield-walk

A 3.8 mile circular walk round the edge of Chestfield village and through the village's conservation area. The walk includes field-side walking and has a section alongside Swale Brook.

 
 
Whitstable Beach © Tim Stubbings

Whitstable, CT5 1BU, Tel: 01227 862162, www.canterbury.gov.uk/coast

The beach is one of the very few in the country that has a pub on it. With its pebbles and groynes, this unspoilt shoreline will make you reminisce. Choose to swim, stroll or sit and enjoy the stunning sunsets on this popular beach.

 
 
Victory Woods
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Yorkletts, Whitstable, CT2 9JX, www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/5571/victory-wood/

This is a place for a great walk set on the edge of the Blean Woodland area. See a wood with a difference! This is the Flagship Site, one of 33 woods plant around the UK, for the Trafalgar Woods Project to commemorate the 200th anniversary.

 
 
Duncan Down Village Green
Green Flag Award

Whitstable, CT5 4FJ

Duncan Down is the largest open space in Whitstable. Originally earmarked for housing in the 1930s, the land is now protected as a Village Green, providing opportunities for local people to relax and enjoy wildlife.

 
 
Explore Kent

Chestfield, Whitstable, CT5 3ER, explorekent.org/activities/clowes-wood-walk

A level walk of 3.2 miles through Clowes Wood and open farmland. There are benches along the route but no toilet facilities.

 
 
Tankerton Slopes © Tim Stubbings

Marine Parade, Whitstable, CT5 2BQ, explorekent.org/activities/tankerton-slopes

Tankerton Slopes, just outside Whitstable, is an area of common land between the town and the seashore. It has brightly coloured beach huts and steep paths that lead down to the beach.

 
 
 
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