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Southern england

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Southern england

We disembark from a cruise in Dover, Aug 4th and have two days before we head home to Canada. We could spend them in London but we have been there before and although there is lots to do, it is very expensive. Does anyone have suggestions on how to spend the two days? Would we need to rent a car?

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There is plenty to do in Kent

Dover Castle

Canterbury

The Cinque Ports - www.cinqueports.org

Most of those easily accessible by train. I wouldn't base yourself in Dover though.

A bit further along

Brighton

Hastings

Arundel

Which airport do you fly back from?

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Thanks for the info Mr. Cellophane. We fly back from Heathrow on Monday afternoon.

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How about staying in Windsor? There is a hotel called Sir Christopher Wrens which is advertising a great price on Booking.com. It is supposed to be 4stars.

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Not sure about the particular hotel but we based ourselves in Windsor for 2 nights pre a flight home from LHR...it was a good choice....not too much traffic heading to the airport and there was plenty to see/do

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We disembark from a cruise in Dover, Aug 4th

where are you disembarking?

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Hi travellynne

Following up from Mr C's suggestion of the Cinque Ports, you could consider staying in Rye. A really 'quaint' place, you could follow in the footsteps of Henry James.

Canterbury is worth a visit, with a fantastic Cathederal and lovely old parts of the city centre.

Chilham is a sweet village, with a fab castle, and sometimes they have Jousting exhibitions.

Leeds Castle is also worth a look, and used to have an excellent Restaurant.

You could go to Romney, Hythe or Dymchurch (Cinque ports, again) and take a ride on the narrow gauge railway - even as far as Dungeness, there is some interesting flora there.

Kent is known as 'The Garden of England' and there are some great gardens there - including Sissinghurst, and also fruit & hop growing - try the Hop Farm at Paddock Wood.

IMO having your own transport is always a good idea, have just had a look at the local rail network, which is not great, but some of the places mentioned can be accessed by rail from Dover, although some are not easy as you can see on this map:

nationalrail.co.uk/system/galleries/download…

Tonbridge, or Tonbridge Wells are not too difficult to get to, and might make interesting bases for you for a night or 2

EW

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Dave...We are leaving a Celebrity Cruise in Dover. Thanks Wanderer...we will try to visit some of the places you suggested.

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