From panoramic views of the English Channel to walking in the footsteps of the renowned King Henry VIII at his Tudor fortress, this itinerary introduces you to some truly great attractions along the iconic White Cliffs coastline between Folkestone and Deal. Explore, eat & drink, and stay on the Kentish coastline.

Itinerary Summary

Kent
2 Days
Mid range

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Food & drink available
Family friendly
Day 1

1 Morning

Folkestone Harbour Arm

You will want to arrive early to really make the most of this delightful town, as there is so much to see and do, by starting your day at the Folkestone Harbour Arm. What was once a former rail station and bustling ferry port, Folkestone Harbour Arm has been completely transformed and is now ‘the place to be’. If you are a foodie, this will be complete heaven for you! Along the harbour arm you will find an array of different cuisines hosted in an eclectic mix of venues, from Greek street food inside a converted bus to afternoon tea in a vintage 1950s horse box. Enjoy local fish and chips with a twist, straight out the net, followed by a glass of Champagne in The Lighthouse Champagne Bar. A converted lighthouse at the very end of the harbour arm, it's an ideal spot to enjoy a peaceful break at sea.

Folkestone Harbour Arm
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Folkestone Harbour Arm

1 Dinner

Dinner at Rocksalt

Head over to Rocksalt Restaurant and Bar for dinner, for some of the finest local produce this coastline has to offer. The restaurant is a 5-10 minute walk along the old railway line, where you will enjoy panoramic views of the picturesque harbour overlooking the English Channel. The seasonal menu means the food is as flavourful as possible, with a mix of fresh fish, locally reared meats and tasty vegetarian options.

Rocksalt Restaurant, Bar & Rooms
Hotel

Rocksalt Restaurant, Bar & Rooms

1 Overnight

A stay at the Marquis

Spend the night at The Marquis in the heart of Kent’s Alkham Valley for a true countryside escape. There are a variety of luxury rooms available, situated in the heart of the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is ideal for early morning walks in the country.

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Day 2

2 Morning

Walmer Castle and Gardens

Take a 30 minute drive along the coastline towards Deal where you will spend the day at Walmer Castle and Gardens. With eight acres of award-winning gardens and woodland, take your time to explore the beautiful seasonal displays in The Broadwalk Garden, Kitchen Garden and Queen Mother’s Garden before stopping for some lunch or Afternoon Tea in the castle’s tea room. Did you know? Walmer Castle was once the residence of The Duke of Wellington and is home to an original pair of the Duke's Wellington boots!

Walmer Castle and Gardens
Historic

Walmer Castle and Gardens

2 Evening

The Royal, Deal

After exploring the castle grounds, take a short 5-10 minute drive along the Kentish coastline to The Royal in Deal for a relaxing overnight stay on the coast. With a selection of accommodation to choose from, and seasonal and local produce from a choice of The Boathouse bar or The Quarterdeck restaurant, plus views overlooking the sea, this is the perfect end to your two-day trip on the Kentish coast.

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