Easter hols 2015: Kent and East Sussex – Part 1, Canterbury Tales

Bluebell the motorhome is parked up on the wonderful “aire” for motor homes, nestled within New Dover Rd Park and Ride, Canterbury. We’ve been meaning to visit for a while, and were pleased to arrive as we’ve both had the lurgy this week!   

 

Canterbury council have opened their park and ride car park for motorhomes to stay overnight for up to 48 hrs, and included a stand water pipe and black and grey water waste facilities for our use. It’s £3 a night amd that price includes return bus fare into Canterbury for up to 6 passengers!! Bargain! Canterbury P&R info

 ^ dogs welcome aboard Canterbury Park and Ride buses 

We have enjoyed a lovely afternoon exploring the very pretty Canterbury- my iPhone app is telling me we’ve walked over 6 miles! 

  

^ Our first glimpse of Canterbury Cathedral peeking above the historical lanes 

  

^ the impressive Pilgrims gateway to the Cathedral quarters (couldn’t get any further in without loosing pooch, and become £10.50 pp lighter!*

  

^ enjoying a cider in the sunshine – reminded us of being in France!

  

^ couldn’t resist a pooch pic 

   

     

^ historical town streets and buildings 

 

^ glimpse of the cathedral from our walk around the city walls and beyond  

   

 

^ Norman Castle ruins 

 

^ city wall walk 

   

 

^ another glimpse of the cathedral, this time for on top of the mound!

   

  

 

^ a nice treat- we were allowed to enter the cathedral quarters for free at about 16:45- ticket booth had shut for day and you were able to walk right up to cathedral (and inside for evensong if you didn’t have pooch!)

  

^ Jazz enjoyed seeing the cathedral! 

   

^ riverside walk and another glimpse of the cathedral for another angle! 

We’ve had a lovely day, and we’re so happy to be able to get a full glimpse of the cathedral. The city is full of nice shops and pubs, obviously we had to sample some! We liked the Buttermarket pub for sitting out and soaking up the atmosphere and The Thomas Becket for atmosphere and dog friendliness 

Tomorrow we are planning on staying another night here and are hoping to cycle the Crab and Winkle line – a dismantled railway from Canterbury to the seaside town of Whitstable!

Until next time

Lx 

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