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Daytrip from London - Rye and Canterbury

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Daytrip from London - Rye and Canterbury

We've pretty much decided we would like to visit

Rye as a daytrip from London in June (hubby was there many years ago and loved it). Curious if we could

fit Canterbury in as well - I've been on the National Rail website but am not very good at figuring these things out. We are open to buses as well. Whatever works best. Thanks for any tips.

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1. Re: Daytrip from London - Rye and Canterbury

And one more question, a good recommendation for a

fun pub lunch - we prefer casual and atmospheric.


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2. Re: Daytrip from London - Rye and Canterbury

Rye is a day trip in itself from London, as is Canterbury. You would basically have time to see the train station of one before hightailing it to the other. (FYI, The journey from London to Rye takes 2 hours; the journey from Rye to Canterbury is an hour, with a change of train included, and Canterbury to London is between 90 mins and 2 hours, so you'd spend all day on the train if you were to attempt this).

I had a lovely meal at The George in Rye last autumn:


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3. Re: Daytrip from London - Rye and Canterbury

I would choose Rye, it's smaller and more compact and it's near the sea. It's also quite weird in standing on top of a tiny hill so interesting for that. You could have lunch at the Mermaid Inn, which is a Rye landmark. I haven't eaten there myself but there has been an inn there since 1100 and something, and the current one was rebuilt in about 1450.

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