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Kent Sneak Peak: 5 day trips to take from Canterbury!

One of the best parts of student life in the Canterbury campus of University of Kent is traveling. The campus benefits from a superior location right in the heart of the Garden of England – Kent. Blessed with beautiful and historic seaside towns, amusement parks, museums and heritage sites, vibrant and bustling European capitals, all you need is a transportation pass, good friends, and the spirit of adventure that could show you the way to go. So if you are looking for a day out of school, this is your perfect guide.

 

Whitstable

Whitstable is a charming and cosy seaside town with excellent fish markets and a selection of crafty and vintage shops. It is also perfect for cycle hire, as it offers a range of traffic-free cycling paths with startling views over the town. Local castle and gardens host a variety of events throughout the year and art galleries can surprise you with the quality of exhibited paintings.

How to get there?
Via buses from Keynes Bus stop to Whitstable with departure every 15 minutes or walk via Crab & Winkle Way that starts right between Parkwood Flats and Oaks Day Nursery.

 

Folkestone

An image of Folkestone harbour

Folkestone can be compared to a Victorian dreamland with its Bohemian promenade and blooming coastal gardens. It ’s not just the sea that hooks attention in Folkestone, but also the stunning beauty of pictorial hills and friendly people. Also, the town has lovely 19th century lifts to transfer you from the top of the hill to the coastal park and interactive World War I monuments.

How to get there?
16 and 17 bus routes from Canterbury bus station

 

London

An image of Tower Bridge in London

The British capital is bright, multicultural, cosmopolitan and diverse, but most importantly – it’s just less than an hour from Canterbury. All sorts of experiences can be found here, and it is highly recommended to explore the local markets, seasonal festivals or have a picnic in one of London’s secret gardens.

How to get there?
Fast speed trains from Canterbury West Station or cheaper trains from Canterbury East Station

 

Brussels

An image of Brussels Grand PlaceNo wonder, the University of Kent decided to open a campus specialised in Political Science right in the heart of the European political capital: although the city is famous for having random and erratic architecture, it beautifully combines historical and modern and could be a good place to spend a weekend in. Spend the day enjoying the iconic 17th-century architecture, street-art masterpieces and do not forget to buy some famous Belgian chocolate on your way home.

How to get there?
From Canterbury West Station to Ashford International, ride a fast speed train and then Eurostar train to Brussels

 

Paris

An image of Paris

Paris charms visitors with its romantic and evocative atmosphere. Imagine yourself at World’s fair back in 1900 visiting Eiffel Tower. Reminisce the tales of the medieval city visiting Norte-Dame de Paris. Try traditional French Macarons or Paris-Brest in one of the vintage local cafes on the Seine riverside.

How to get there?
From Canterbury West Station to Ashford International, ride the fast speed train and then transfer to Eurostar train to Paris.

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