Attractions - Longfield Guest House


The White Cliffs of Dover

There can be no doubt that The White Cliffs of Dover are one of this country's most spectacular natural features. They are an official icon of Britain and have been a symbol of hope and freedom for centuries. You can appreciate their beauty and enjoy their special appeal through the seasons by taking one of the dramatic clifftop walks, which offer unrivalled views of the busy English Channel and the French coast. While here, learn more about the fascinating military and penal history of The White Cliffs and savour the rare flora and fauna only found on this chalk grassland. Note:toilets only available when Visitor Centre open

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Broome Park Golf Club - Canterbury

Broome Park Estate was established during the reign of Charles I.The magnificent Mansion, recently refurbished to its former glory, boasts as one of its many owners Lord Kitchener. The 6,624 yard parkland golf course is set within the 268 acre Broome Park Estate. The 18 Hole Golf Course, one of the finest in Kent, was designed by the well known golf course architect Donald Steel. The undulating countryside, with beautiful views of the surrounding valleys makes this coursea good test for all Golfers, of all ages and has a particularly interesting 18th Hole.

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Eurotunnel Shuttle

Eurotunnel Shuttle (also known as Le Shuttle) is a shuttle service between Calais/Coquelles in France and Folkestone in the UK. It transfers road vehicles through the Channel Tunnel, with passenger vehicles being carried in closed wagons. Roughly half of the train carries cars and other relativly low vehicles in a double-deck system, with the first and last two carriages of the section containing the off-ramps. Coaches, buses and other high vehicles travel in the single deck section, whilst in times of overcrowding cars can also use this area. Budget cuts have meant that Eurotunnel occasionaly run trains at 'half full' - closing the top deck to minimise cost.

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Dover Deal & Walmer Castles

Built during the reign of King Henry VIII, Walmer Castle is one of the most fascinating visitor attractions in the South East. Originally designed as part of a chain of coastal artillery defences it evolved into the official residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. The Duke of Wellington held the post for 23 years and enjoyed his time spent at the castle and in recent years Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother made regular visits to the castle.The armchair in which Wellington died and an original pair of 'Wellington boots' along with some of the rooms used by the Queen Mother are among the highlights. And with the magnificent gardens, a woodland walk and some excellent bird spotting there's something for everyone to enjoy. There is also a pleasant cycle path along the beach front to nearby Deal Castle.

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Dover Transport Museum

Dover Transport Museum has a fascinating collection of vintage transport and transport models of all types. Very special are:one of the first American lorries supplied to the British Army in WW1;our beautifully restored Romany Caravan;an Aveling & Porter steam roller, a genuine charabanc and impressive ship models. Our two large exhibition halls have recreated old Dover street scenes that will stir the memories of many older visitors and give younger ones a glimpse of how things used to be.

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Dover Museum-Bronze Age Boat

Dover Museum is much more than just a local history and archaeology museum. Situated in the town centre of Dover, Britain’s historic port town, this modern museum tells the story of this rich and important area.

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Western Heights-Napoleonic Font

The Western Heights Preservation Society was set up in 2000 with the aim of conserving and preserving the built heritage across Dover’s Western Heights. We are a group of volunteers who work towards this aim through research, clearance work and raising awareness of the Heights.Removal of vegetation is an essential part of our work to protect the brickwork and to ensure that the public are able to continue to walk around parts of the Western Heights.

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White Cliffs Boat Tours

We are a small family run tour operator giving bespoke tours on our minibuses and boat the"Southern Queen".Boat Tour The "Southern Queen"is the only passenger tour boat in Dover and surrounding area. She can carry up to 70 passengers and is fully equipped with lifejackets and life rafts.

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Open Top Bus Tour Of Dover

With distinctive buses and friendly staff, the choice in selected cities between multi-lingual commentary or live guide, an exclusive Kids Commentary in some destinations, sightseeing has never been so much fun! Hop On and Hop Off as much as you like at any of the bus stops on the route and see all the best sights and attractions that the town or city has to offer.

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Roman Painted House

The Roman Painted House, the finest Roman House on show in Britain, was discovered by Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit. Twenty five years of excavation across ancient Dover by the Unit have uncovered 50 major structures.The Painted House was the best preserved and is now a major tourist attraction. Built about A.D. 200 it formed part of a large mansion or official hotel, for travellers crossing the Channel. It stood outside the great naval fort of the Classis Britannica, but in A.D. 270 it was demolished by the Roman army during the construction of a larger fort. Three of its main rooms were then buried substantially intact under its ramparts.

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Roman Painted House

The Roman Painted House, the finest Roman House on show in Britain, was discovered by Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit. Twenty five years of excavation across ancient Dover by the Unit have uncovered 50 major structures.The Painted House was the best preserved and is now a major tourist attraction. Built about A.D. 200 it formed part of a large mansion or official hotel, for travellers crossing the Channel. It stood outside the great naval fort of the Classis Britannica, but in A.D. 270 it was demolished by the Roman army during the construction of a larger fort. Three of its main rooms were then buried substantially intact under its ramparts.

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Battle Of Britain Museum

The museum is the oldest established and largest collection of Battle of Britain artefacts on show in the country.It is privately run by enthusiasts and volunteers and is administered as a charitable trust. It receives NO grants or funding from the local council, the government, the RAF or the National Lottery.

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Crabble Corn Mill

Owned, operated and maintained by Crabble Corn Mill Trust, the mill was rescued from demolition and opened to the public in 1990. It can now boast to be one of the most complete and working examples of a Georgian watermill in Europe.

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Canterbury Cathedral

Welcome to the website of Canterbury Cathedral, Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Cathedral is both a holy place and part of a World Heritage Site. It is the home of a community of people who seek to make the Cathedral a place of welcome, beauty and holiness. We hope you will be inspired to visit Canterbury and the Cathedral and we look forward to welcoming you.

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Samphire Hoe

Samphire Hoe is a natural reserve of 30 hectares at the foot of the cliffs of Dover that every year more than 100 000 visitors. This site was created by Eurotunnel by the use of 5 million m3 of extracted chalk subsoil during tunneling. Samphire Hoe is a model of biodiversity, with over 200 species of plants, 200 birds and 30 butterflies.

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East Kent Railway

An exciting heritage railway deep in the Kent countryside, operated entirely by volunteers, once part of a large network of coal mines. Today, visitors can ride lovingly restored heritage trains between the small leafy village of Shepherdswell and the idyllic village of Eythorne, near Dover in Kent, a distance of two miles.The railway runs most Sundays throughout the year, with the exception of winter months, when a limited service may be in operation. Please check the timetable for further details or visit our timetable and events pages for details of all train times and events throughout the year.

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Dover Sea Safari

Step aboard our purpose built comfortable RIB speed boat, the Dover Explorer, for an exciting fun filled Sea Safari. Sit back in our padded seats and let our highly professional Skipper and Crew take you out through Dover Harbour, passing the huge cross Channel ferries and heading out to sea on the Safari of your choice.

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DFDS Seaways

Ferries To France, Holland And Denmark - DFDS Seaways, World's Leading Ferry OperatorWith ferries to France (Dover to Calais & Dover to Dunkirk, Newhaven to Dieppe and Portsmouth to Le Havre), ferries to Holland (Newcastle to Amsterdam), and ferries to Denmark (Harwich to Esbjerg) DFDS Seaways is the World's leading ferry operator.

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Pines Garden And The Pines Calyx

St Margarets Museum The Museum has a wealth of local and maritime interest and an exhibition of Noel Coward who was once a celebrated resident of St. Margaret's in the early 1950's. On a visit, one can learn that for centuries St, Margaret's Bay was the haunt of smugglers, and the coastline was the scene of many wrecks, lying as it does off the Goodwin Sands. As France is only twenty miles across the English Channel, this part of the coast has seen a good deal of military activity. At the time of the Napoleonic Wars, invasion was considered a distinct possibility and the Foreland Valley was occupied by troop encampments. Some part of the fortifications are still visible today. In fact the land on which the Pines Garden is situated was an early 19th century military camp site. The Museum also features changing displays on sustainability and will have a feature on wildlife from March 2011.The Pines Garden and Calyx Take a peaceful stroll through our organically managed Pines Garden. Situated by cliff walks and the beach of St. Margaret's Bay. We have six acres of undulating parkland and secluded areas to explore. Lake, waterfall, grass labyrinth, roundhouse picnic shelter, Oscar Nemon's statue of Winston Churchill, poetry patch, sustainability trail and rolling paths, something for the whole family to enjoy. In the garden is our award winning eco conference, wedding and events venue built from chalk and with a grass roof.

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White Mill Rural Heritage Centre

The Windmill, built around 1760, was used to grind wheat, barley and oats. In 1889 a steam engine was installed to drive the mill when there was no wind. The Granary was moved from Ham as the mill's original granary was demolished in the 1960s. It is supported on staddle stones which help to keep out rats and mice. Inside the granary are machines for sowing seeds, harvesting tools and also saddle and harness making tools used by Frederick Harle a Master Saddler who worked in Sandwich. The Miller's Cottage was built about 1830 and has displays of needlecraft, food preservation and kitchen equipment. Two of the bedrooms are set out in 'turn of the century' style and there are photographs showing local people in the Victorian Period (circa 1880). There are outbuildings housing displays, in the cow shed and stable are forge and metal working tools and the wheelwright's shop has woodworking tools.

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