Whitstable

Whitstable

A full day in Whitstaple to enjoy a day at this lovely seaside resort.

A brief overview of Whitstable

 

The Town of Whitstable grew from the main road to Canterbury, now known as the high street, and the alley ways developed as local residents needed greater access to the sea. The multitude of alleys also served as convenient escape routes for smugglers, as Whitstable was, like most Kentish coastal towns, awash with the illegal trade in tobacco and spirits, as well as people during the Napoleonic wars.

 

With their distincive names and character, the Whitstable alley ways run throughout the town, and are intertwined with Whitstable's growth and history as a coastal town.  There are many alleys to explore for example Squeeze Gut Alley - Once known as Granny Bell's Alley, due to the fact that a grandmother of sixteen children lived there, the reason for its present title quickly becomes clear as you try to pass through it! The walls on each side loom high and dark as the alley bottle-knecks at the Island Wall end. According to history, the alley way may also have got its name from a game local boys once played with a potentially very unamused overweight policeman who was unable to pursue them through this confined space.

 

Whitstable Harbour was built in 1832 by the Canterbury and Whitstable railway company in order to serve the "Crab and Winkle" line, the world's first passenger railway service. The Crab and Winkle line also carried coal, and linked Canterbury and London via a steam ship from Whitstable harbour.

The harbour fish markets are popular with locals and visitors alike, and a restaurant is also situated in the harbour, ready to serve up the day's catch. In the summer months, visitors flock to the stalls which spring up to delight their customers with all manner of fresh sea food, including the famous Whitstable oysters.

 

Thursday 7 June 2018

Tuesday 10 July 2018

 

Pick up:  see tab for list

 

SUPERSAVER! £17.50 per person all fares

 

Please note depending on sales we may operate double deck coaches on this route.  If you have a preference to sit downstairs please state in "special needs" on your web booking, or advise the sales assistant on the telephone.

 

 

 

 

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Baldock Market Place N/S BALDOCK Bus Shelter, Bus Stop next to Comm Centre
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Bishops Sford Interchange BISHOPS STORTFORD Interchange
Station Road Bus Stops
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Cambridge Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
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Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14 HARLOW Bus Station Stop 14
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Hitchin S HITCHIN St Mary's Square. Opposite Car Park
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Letchworth Station Rd S LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road next to Arcade
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Melbourn Car Park S MELBOURN High St Next to Car Park
Vicarage Close Bus Stop
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Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop S NEWPORT ESSEX High St - Bus Stop before Station Rd
Near R & R Saggers shop
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Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
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Royston Melbourn Rd S ROYSTON Bus Stop opp Green Street near Maple Way
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Saffron Walden High St SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop
Southbound Goddards/Northbound Saffron Sports
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Sawbridgeworth White L. S SAWBRIDGEWORTH White Lion Bus Stop
Bus Stop outside Budgens before White Lion
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Sawston War Memorial S SAWSTON Next to War Memorial Bus Stop
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Stansted Mountfitchet S STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Clarence Rd Bus Stop
Near Tesco Express (Prev Barclays Bank)
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Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Matalan Excursions Bus Stop K
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