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Frontline Kent

Overview

Travel by Coach Days
  • Visit the Kent Battle of Britain Museum
  • Explore historic Dover Castle
  • Get up close to iconic RAF fighter planes
  • Discover the ancient city of Canterbury

Kent has many connections to significant periods in history, in particular the secret tunnels where Operation Dynamo was masterminded and airfields from which Spitfires and Hurricanes flew. We’ll get to see these iconic RAF fighter planes up close as well as Dover Castle – described as the ‘Key to England’.

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Itinerary

Day One: Home to Sittingbourne
We’ll make our way from the interchange to the Holiday Inn Coniston in Sittingbourne, where we’ll check in and enjoy an evening meal. (D)

Days Two to Three: Sittingbourne
We spend two days in Sittingbourne during which time we will go on two included excursions. We visit the ancient cathedral city of Canterbury before continuing to the Spitfire an Hurricane museum at Manston where we will see these amazing planes and learn about their role in World War II.

We also visit the Kent Battle of Britain museum which has the world’s largest collection of memorabilia from the battle. Later we call at Dover Castle, which has been an important coastal defence for almost 1000 years; here we can delve into the secret wartime tunnels which were a hospital and bunker during World War II.

We will also have plenty of time in Sittingbourne to discover the town and the surrounding Kent countryside. The Kent Downs are just outside of town and are easily accessible by bus, or if you fancy a trip to the seaside the resorts of Margate and Ramsgate are a short train journey along the coast. (B,D)

Day Four: Sittingbourne to Home

Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)

The Holiday Inn Sittingbourne Coniston Hotel

The Holiday Inn Sittingbourne Coniston Hotel is a bright, contemporary hotel with extensive facilities and free Wi-Fi, and is perfectly located for exploring the county of Kent.

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Canterbury and Spitfire And Hurricane Memorial Museum

Excursion to the ancient city of Canterbury, home to a majestic cathedral, bustling town centre and quaint cafes. We continue on to visit the Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum at Manston where you can view the iconic RAF fighter planes of World War II.

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Full Day: Kent Battle of Britain Museum and Dover Castle

Excursion calling at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum, the most important collection of Battle of Britain artefacts on show in the country. We continue on to  visit Dover Castle which has commanded the gateway to realm for nine centuries. Here you can immerse yourself in history, from the Romans to the Cold War, as well as delving deep into the iconic White Cliffs of Dover to explore the Secret Wartime Tunnels.                     

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