This part of Kent has easy access to many holiday attractions suitable for families of all ages.
The holiday attractions below are just a very small selection of all the tourist facilities available. Check the entrance boards in pubs, hotels and reception areas for leaflets of the many tourist attractions available.
This fascinating small gauge railway actually stops in Romney Sands making it ideal for holiday makers staying at La Rocco.
With excellent catering facilities available at some stations, our ever-popular Model Railway Exhibition, 1940’s Museum and Play
Park at New Romney Station, good station shops, free car parking and facilities to assist our Disabled visitors, RH&DR is the perfect any-weather, all-generations great day out.
Dungeness National Nature Reserve
Dungeness is unique – although a desolate landscape of abandoned wooden huts and expansive gravel pits towered over by lighthouses and a nuclear power station might not sound like the ideal place to enjoy the great outdoors, this spit of land jutting out into the channel is loved by those who know it well.
The diverse wildlife, complex land form and sheer size of Dungeness make it one of the best examples of a shingle beach anywhere in the world, home to many uncommon plants, insects and spiders. Also designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), it is home to 600 species of plants – a third of all plant species found in the UK.
The National Nature Reserve stretches across Dungeness to encompass the vast and well-appointed RSPB reserve – a great place to see migratory birds in Spring and Autumn – and is intended to help protect the landscape and its wildlife. Visitors to the reserve can enjoy an easy access trail around the reserve exploring the bird hides and the coastline. Why not bring a picnic and look out at the unique landscape that surrounds you. The trail is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs making it an enjoyable family outing.
Canterbury is a cathedral city in southeast England that was a pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages. Ancient walls, originally built by the Romans, encircle its medieval centre with cobbled streets and timber-framed houses. Canterbury Cathedral, founded 597 A.D., is the headquarters of the Church of England and Anglican Communion, incorporating Gothic and Romanesque elements in its stone carvings and stained-glass windows. It has many places to eat from fine restaurants to fast food. There are a number of Taverns and an excellent night life. The shopping centre has many unique outlets as well as the bigger names.
Dover is a coastal town in England’s southeastern county of Kent. It’s a major port for ferries to Calais, in France. Built to repel invasions from across the English Channel, medieval Dover Castle overlooks the town and houses the extensive Secret Wartime Tunnels. The iconic White Cliffs of Dover are symbolic safeguards at Britain’s closest point to continental Europe. In 2018 work was completed on the new shopping centre which also contains a cinema and dining facilities.
For an unforgettable trip, try the Keeper for a Day experience, and in the afternoon, relax in the restaurant with a view of the freely roaming animals. Turn your visit into a short break by discovering Port Lympne's authentic safari accommodation options.
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