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01 Jun 2019
We've teamed up with Visit Kent and Visit 1066 Country to give you access to great offers and top days out in Kent and East Sussex. All you have to do to qualify is travel by bus! So leave the car at home and hop on the bus to take advantage of these great offers...
Canterbury Cathedral is the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Its history goes back to 597AD when Pope Gregory the Great sent Augustine, a monk, to establish Christianity in England. The Cathedral houses an 11thC Romanesque Crypt, 12thC Gothic Quire, 14thC Nave as well as the country’s most important collection of medieval stained glass windows.
There are frequent buses into Canterbury from all around east Kent. There are frequent buses throughout the daytime from most towns and Canterbury Cathedral is a short walk into the city from the main bus station. Please see our website to plan your journey.
One of the oldest surviving amusement parks in the UK, Dreamland Margate is a world-class visitor attraction offering all the fun of a festival for the whole family. Located opposite the golden sands of Margate, visitors can enjoy vintage, family and thrill rides, pop-up entertainment, live music and art installations, alongside eclectic bars and street food.
Dreamland is served by route 8, 8A and 8X buses every 15 minutes during the daytime with buses up to 22:15 in the evening. If you’re travelling from elsewhere in Thanet you can hop on a Thanet Loop bus from Broadstairs, Westwood, Ramsgate or Cliftonville. Buses run about every 8 minutes throughout the day and serve Cecil Street in Margate which is a short walking distance from Dreamland. Other bus routes include: 32, 33, 34 and 37 please see our website to plan your journey.
Experience the greatest of English fortresses, standing at the gateway to Britain on the iconic White Cliffs. Take a tour of the Secret Wartime Tunnels, and see where the evacuation of troops from Dunkirk was masterminded, or climb the Great Tower to meet one of England’s most powerful kings, as live historic interpretation brings the castle to life on selected days.
Dover is well served by buses from around the area including bus routes; 80 & 81 please see our website to plan your journey.
The award-winning guided tour takes visitors around the Faversham Brewery site to learn about the ancient art of brewing. See brewing and fermentation vessels; taste natural mineral water from the brewery’s well; try some malted barley and smell locally-grown Kentish hops. The 80 minute tour ends back in the Visitor Centre with a tutored tasting of Shepherd Neame’s Kentish ales and speciality lagers, before visitors have the chance to visit the Brewery Shop and pick up a souvenir, gift or some of their favourite beer.
Faversham is well served by buses in the area including bus routes; 3, 3B, 3X, 666 please see our website to plan your journey.
Explore your wild side at Kent’s largest wild animal park. Home to over 700 rare and endangered animals including the largest herd of black rhino in the UK, big cats, small cats, primates and the only spectacled bears in the County! You can explore our 600 acres and experience an authentic safari to see Kent’s only giraffes.
Port Lympne is served by route 10/10A buses that run hourly on weekdays and weekends, please see our website to plan your journey.
One of Britain's most picturesque castles in the heart of a historic landscape. You can see Sir Edward Dallingridge's vision for an awe-inspiring building as you approach the castle with its towers rising majestically from the moat. Spiral staircases, battlements, windows for loosing arrows and ruins where knights once roamed - Bodiam Castle is a place where you can let your imagination run free.
You’ll need to catch the number 349 bus which runs hourly on Saturdays and every two hours on Sundays. Buses run from Hawkhurst or Hastings and on Sundays from Cranbrook too. Please see our website to plan your journey.
A SHOCKING attraction for everyone fascinated by the dark world of CRIME. A chilling but fascinating insight into the world of Serial Killers, Forensics, Gangsters, Prisoners, Poisoners and more! Hundreds of exhibits, many straight from Scotland Yard set in eerie seafront CAVES! Suitable for all ages, wheelchair accessible and dog friendly, located on Hastings Seafront close to the PIER.
Hastings True Crime Museum is well served by local buses and ‘wave’ route 99 buses from Bexhill and Eastbourne. See our website to plan your journey.
The Ypres Tower is a Medieval building and has served the town as a castle, a private home, a Court Hall, a gaol and now a Museum. There are exhibits on smuggling, policing and defence. From the Tower, there is a grand view of what was once one of the most important harbours in the country.
East Street is just a five minute walk from the nearest bus stops through the cobbled streets of Rye. You can catch a route 100 or 101 bus from Hastings up to Rye, leaving the bus at Rye rail station. There are buses about every 30 minutes from Hastings on Mondays to Saturdays. From Folkestone, Hythe, Dymchurch, New Romney, Lydd and Camber you get to Rye on the ‘Wave’ 102 service which runs every hour on Mondays to Saturdays. There’s an extra bus every hour between Camber and Rye. To plan your bus journey, use the Stagecoach journey planner here.
*Each offer has its own terms and conditions and is subject to availability so make sure you check the full details of your offer before you set off on your travels.