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Tel code: 01227 | code search
Postcode: CT5 | code search
Population: 33000
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Whitstable Oysters
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Admiralty of the Medway
Biddenden Dole
Blessing the Sea and Diving for the Cross
Canterburys Hop Hoodening
Rochester Sweeps' Festival
St Bartholomew's Day Bun Race
The Offham Quintain

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Christmas at the Castle
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Yoga - Christine Dolby
"Yoga and Relaxation classes held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in beautiful Whitstable Castle overlooking the sea and Monday and Tuesday evenings at warm lounge at Longfield Court Swalecliffe Whitstable. ..." More

Yoga - Christine Dolby
"Please find more information on for friendly drop-in classes. Please ring for details of parties and lunches with the yoga group. 01227 275000

Date visited: 14th November 2010 ..." More

Seaview Holiday Park
"We visited this site A LOT last year in our motorhome, the weather was lovely so we stayed on and on and on!!! Used to live down here ..." More

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"Just 7 miles (10km) from the historic cathedral city of Canterbury, lies the delightful harbour town of Whitstable. Known as the 'Pearl of Kent', Whitstable is famous for its oysters ..." More

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Latest reviews | Events in Whitstable | 10 Places to Stay

Whitstable is a seaside town in northeast Kent, 8 miles from Canterbury. Whitstable is famous for its oysters which have been collected in the area since Roman times. The harbour houses a fish market as well as fish processing, cargo handling and boat storage operations. The big shed of the fish market has a seafood restaurant above, the Crab & Winkle, named after the now defunct Crab and Winkle railway line. Every year the town holds a nine day Oyster Festival in July. The festival traditionally starts with an opening parade and the official "Landing of the Catch", followed by the procession of the oysters in a horse-drawn dray through the town. There is entertainment and local art on display all over town. Harbour Street is home to 3 of the town’s galleries as well as many boutiques and individual shops. The Whitstable Museum and Art Gallery displays artefacts and portraits relating to the town's seafaring traditions. The Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre is yards from the beach and hosts numerous events, classes and exhibitions. The town's main theatre is the Playhouse and the only cinema is called the Imperial Oyster and is found above The Royal Native Oyster Stores restaurant. A notable feature of Whitstable is The Street, a natural strip of shingle bank, located to the east of the harbour. It is revealed only at low tide when it is possible to walk out along it. The town is criss-crossed by numerous small alleys, notably Squeeze Gut Alley. Island Wall, the closest street to the seafront, has several buildings dating from the mid 19th century including the Old Neptune, the Smack Inn and The Wall Tavern pubs. There are many colourful beach huts along the beach up past the harbour. Up on the hill is Whitstable Castle and gardens, the town’s community centre.


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Animed Veterinary Centre
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Seasalter Sailing Club (Sailing)
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Whitstable Town (Amateur Football)
Whitstable Yacht Club (Sailing)


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L J West Gallery
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Places to Stay near Whitstable

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The Marine (0.96 miles)

The Marine

Sitting on the Tankerton cliffs and overlooking the Thames Estuary, the hotel is ideally located for touring Kent’s north-east coast, with the towns of Whitstable, Margate and Ramsgate all within easy reach. With the Medieval city ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Whitstable (1.23 miles)

Premier Inn Whitstable
Situated in the quaint seaside town of Whitstable. Local attractions include the harbour and restaurants renowned for their seafood, Port Lympne and Howletts Wild Animal Park. Conveniently located for Whitstable train station and just 16 ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Canterbury Whitstable (2.70 miles)

Located on the A229, the Travelodge provides contemporary quality accommodation and an ideal base for getting to Brighton, Chichester, Portsmouth and surrounding countryside. Spacious en-suite rooms, television in every room, tea and coffee making facilities, ... More | visit website

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Amadis Bed & Breakfast (3.71 miles)

Amadis Bed & Breakfast
Within 10 minutes’ drive of Canterbury and Whitstable, the Amadis Bed and Breakfast offers traditionally decorated rooms and cooked breakfasts. Free Wi-Fi, free parking and secure cycle storage are available. Rooms at the Amadis guest house ... More | visit website
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Park Wood Courts (4.64 miles)

Park Wood Courts

We are a modern campus set in 450 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds overlooking the historic city of Canterbury and its famous cathedral.

Set in a beautiful wooded environment, Park Wood offers over 250 fully equipped ... More | visit website

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Becket Court (4.72 miles)

Becket Court

We are a modern campus set in 450 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds overlooking the historic city of Canterbury and its famous cathedral.

Becket Court is a self contained block of 103 en suite bedrooms, many ... More | visit website

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Rutherford College (4.73 miles)

Rutherford College

We are a modern campus set in 450 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds overlooking the historic city of Canterbury and its famous cathedral.

Rutherford College offers over 250 standard bedrooms, many with views overlooking Canterbury and ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Canterbury Dunkirk (4.93 miles)

The Travelodge Canterbury Dunkirk is situated just 5 miles from the historic town centre of Canterbury at the Gate Service area. The hotel is also within easy reach of many major attractions such as Canterbury ... More | visit website

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White Horse Inn (5.32 miles)

White Horse Inn

Set in the heart of the Garden of England, and surrounded by orchards and hop gardens, this former coaching inn is a traditional pub with a contemporary twist.
Mentioned in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the pub has ... More | visit website

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Harriet House Guest House (5.51 miles)

Harriet House Guest House

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We offer clean, comfortable 4 Star bed and breakfast accommodation of a high standard, in a warm and friendly atmosphere.On arrival guests are given their own keys to come and ... More

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