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The Big Bus Guide – special offers when you travel by bus!

Welcome to the Stagecoach Big Bus Guide — your ticket to a great value day out in Kent and East Sussex!

With so much to see and do, we’ve teamed up with local businesses to bring you amazing special offers.  All you have to do to qualify is travel by bus!

You can get offers like 2 for 1 entry and discounts at over 40 attractions and destinations.

So leave the car at home and hop on the bus to take advantage of these great offers.

 

How to claim your 2 for 1 entry and discounts 


There are three easy steps for you to claim your 2 for 1 entries and discounts:

  1.  choose an attraction and download your voucher 
  2.  use our Plan a Journey tool to plan your bus trip
  3.  show your voucher and bus ticket/pass when you get to the attraction

 

Kent and East Sussex attractions


1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & Battlefield - 2 for 1 entry

Stand at the centre of where England’s future was fought. Imagine the stories unfold, brought to life as you follow in the footsteps of the Norman and Saxon soldiers.

Get there on routes 304 & 305 - the nearest bus stop is the Abbey.

Find out more about 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & Battlefield.

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1066 Target Sports, Hastings - 10% off family booking

Welcome to the world of 1066 Target Sports; suitable for all the family, we aim to demyth the perception of target shooting teaching the benefits gained from such a disciplined sport.

Get there on routes 23, 23A, 101 & 349 - the nearest bus stop is Sainsbury's.

Find out more about 1066 Target Sports.

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Action Watersports, Lydd - 2 for 1 ringo fun ride

Enjoy this hilarious ride as you are towed behind a speedboat. A real test of balance and teamwork. Bring a friend for free as 2 of you are pulled by a tournament water-ski boat. 

Get there on routes 11 & 102 - the nearest bus stop is Walseley Terrace.

Find out more about Action Watersports.

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Ashford Designer Outlet - Extra 10% off

At McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford you'll find your favourite brands at up to 60% less. Within the beautiful settings you'll find cafes, restaurants, a children's play area and more than 80 boutiques.

Get there on routes A, B2, 2, 2A & 11 - the nearest bus stop is Asda.

Find out more about Ashford Designer Outlet.

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Battle Museum of Local History - Free entry

Find us next to the Almonry at the top end of the High Street. Visit our special 1066 exhibition with the unique Battle of Hastings axe head and tapestries. Also see our exhibits covering 125 million years of local history.

Get there on routes 304 & 305 - the nearest bus stop is the Abbey.

Find out more about Battle Museum of Local History.

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Betteshanger Country Park, Sholden - 2 for 1 cycle hire

Betteshanger Country Park is located on the site of the former Betteshanger colliery, near Deal. The 250-acre site is a centre for outdoor sporting and adventure activities, with a 3km road cycling track and 10km of mountain bike trails.

Get there on routes 13 & 13A - the nearest bus stop is the Coach and Horses, Hacklinge.

Find out more about Betteshanger Country Park.

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Bodiam Boating Station - Free hot drink with adult return ferry tickets

Enjoy tranquil river cruises to NT Bodiam Castle, hire a kayak/rowing boat/canoe, camp in our campsite with campfires and breakfast delivery! There’s a café, kids play area and dogs are welcome!

Get there on route 2 - the nearest bus stop is the White Hart.

Find out more about Bodiam Boating Station.

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Bodiam Castle - 2 for 1 entry

Bodiam Castle is one of Britain’s most picturesque and evocative castles set in the heart of an historic landscape. Come and let the castle capture your imagination. Now open all year round (except 24/25 Dec).

Get there on route 349 - the nearest bus stop is the Castle Inn.

Find out more about Bodiam Castle.

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Brede Steam Engine Society - The Giants for Brede - Free drink & cake

Don't miss the opportunity of experiencing "sheer poetry in motion" from The Giants of Brede Heritage Water Pumping Engines lovingly restored by volunteers. Hands-on fun for the children and the young at heart. 

Get there on route 2 - the nearest bus stop is the Red Lion.

Find out more about Brede Steam Engine Society.

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Canterbury Cathedral - Free child for each paying adult

Founded in 597 AD the Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Anglican Communion with Romanesque Crypt, 12th Century Quire and 13th Century Stained Glass. It is famously known as the place of Thomas Becket’s murder.

Get there on any bus to Canterbury Bus Station - the nearest bus stop is Canterbury Bus Station.

Find out more about Canterbury Cathedral.

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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge - 10% off accommodation

Visit the unique hotel situated in the inspirational grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of the city of Canterbury. Renowned for stylish accommodation with stunning Cathedral views.

Get there on any bus to Canterbury Bus Station - the nearest bus stop is Canterbury Bus Station.

Find out more about Canterbury Cathedral Lodge.

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Canterbury Ghost Tours - 2 for 1 tours

Discover the haunting charm of the historic cathedral city by night as your guide in his top hat and cloak guides you through the darkened streets, woven with tales which will curdle your blood and chill you to the bone.

Get there on any bus to Canterbury Bus Station - the nearest bus stop is Canterbury Bus Station.

Find out more about Canterbury Ghost Tours.

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Canterbury Tales - 2 for 1 entry

Travel with Chaucer and his band of pilgrims from the Tabard inn in London to Canterbury Cathedral. Our costumed characters will introduce you to the famous collection of tales written in Medieval Britain.

Get there on any bus to Canterbury Bus Station - the nearest bus stop is Canterbury Bus Station.

Find out more about Canterbury Tales.

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Carr-Taylor Vineyards, Westfield - 50% off vineyard tour with tutored wine tasting

This 90 minute experience explains the vineyard history and production methods followed by tastings of five wines including bubbly. Tours take place on selected afternoons all year (mostly weekends) and must be booked.

Get there on route 2 - the nearest bus stop is the Primary School.

Find out more about Carr-Taylor Vineyards.

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Deal Castle - 2 for 1 entry

For a fascinating day out on the Kent coast visit Deal Castle. Built by the order of King Henry VIII it is one of the finest Tudor artillery castles in England, and among the earliest and most elaborate of a chain of coastal forts.

Get there on routes 12, 13, 14, 15 & 82 - the nearest bus stop is Deal Castle.

Find out more about Deal Castle.

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Dover Castle - 2 for 1 entry

The most iconic of all English fortresses, standing on the famous White Cliffs commanding the gateway to the realm for nine centuries. Climb the Great Tower and be immersed in the vivid medieval interiors.

Get there on route 15 - the nearest bus stop is Dover Castle.

Find out more about Dover Castle.

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Dover Museum - 2 for 1 entry

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

Get there on route 68 or any bus to Dover Pencester Road - the nearest bus stop is the Market Square.

Find out more about Dover Museum.

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Fishermen's Museum, Hastings - Free entry

Climb aboard the oldest Hastings’ fishing boat and imagine how fishing must have been over 100 years ago. The Museum is the former fishermen’s church of St Nicholas built in 1854 and is set amongst the tall black buildings called Netshops.

Get there on routes 20, 20A, 100 & 101 - the nearest bus stops are The Stade & Old Town.

Find out more about the Fishermen's Museum.

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Fleur de Lis Museum, Faversham - 2 for 1 entry

Explore Faversham's rich and colourful history at the Fleur de Lis Museum at 12-13 Preston Street; Open Monday – Saturday 10-4pm and Sunday 10-1pm. Admission £5 for adults, £3.50 for 60+ yrs and £1.50 for children (5-16yrs).

Get there on routes 3, 3B, 3X & 666 - the nearest bus stop is Preston Street.

Find out more about Fleur de Lis Museum.

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Gulbenkian, Canterbury - 2 for 1 on standard films

Gulbenkian is a key part of the University of Kent’s Arts Centre with a cafe, theatre and cinema - offering a programme of films from blockbuster to arthouse.

Get there on routes 4, Triangle, Uni1 & Uni2 - the nearest bus stops are the Gulbenkian Theatre & Keynes College.

Find out more about the Gulbenkian.

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Hastings Pier - Free entry

Experience all the fun of the seaside at Hastings Pier!  Explore the pier's fascinating heritage, attend a range of exciting events, dine in the restaurant and enjoy amazing views. Free to enter (some events may be charged).

Get there on routes 20, 20A, 21, 21A, 22, 22A, 23, 23A, 26, 26A, 98, 99, 304, 305 & 349 - the nearest bus stop is the Pier.

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Herstmonceux Castle Grounds & Gardens - Free child

Renowned for its magnificent moated castle, the castle is set in beautiful parkland and superb Elizabethan gardens. The largest Medieval Festival in the UK, will take place on 27, 28 & 29 August 2016 - go to www.EnglandsMedievalFestival.com

Get there on route 98 - the nearest bus stop is Wartling Road.

Find out more about Herstmonceux Castle Grounds & Gardens.

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Hornby Hobbies Visitor Centre, Margate - 2 for 1 entry

Journey through the history of Britains best loved toys. Featuring products from the Hornby, Scalextric, Airfix and Corgi Archives. Make and Paint available every Tuesday and Thursday. Come along and join in the fun.

Get there on routes 8 & Thanet Loop - the nearest bus stop is B&Q.

Find out more about Hornby Hobbies Visitor Centre.

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Jerwood Gallery, Hastings - 2 for 1 entry

The award-winning Jerwood Gallery sits beside the historic beach in Hastings' picturesque Old Town and is home to the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st century British art and a changing exhibition programme.

Get there on routes 20, 20A, 100 & 101 - the nearest bus stop is The Stade.

Find out more about Jerwood Gallery.

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Joss Bay Surf School, Broadstairs - 2 for 1 surf lessons

Since opening in 1998, the Surf School has given thousands of lessons to the young, old, abled and disabled. They pride themselves on delivering professional and friendly surf lessons.

Get there on any bus to Broadstairs - the nearest bus stop is the Baptist Church.

Find out more about Joss Bay Surf School.

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Maison Dieu Guest House, Dover - 2 for 1 breakfast

Book a budget Bed & Breakfast twin room for two nights and one person can have a great breakfast for free!

Get there on any bus to Dover Pencester Road - the nearest bus stop is Pencester Road.

Find out more about Maison Dieu Guest House.

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Margate Museum - 2 for 1 entry

See how Margate changed in the 1730s from a small farming and fishing village to a salt water resort for the royalty and wealthy. Then again in the 19th century into a seaside resort for the working man and his family.

Get there on any bus to Margate Cecil Square - the nearest bus stop is Cecil Square.

Find out more about Margate Museum.

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The Micro Museum, Ramsgate - 2 for 1 entry

Kent’s only Museum of Vintage Computers, Games and Micro Electronics with a unique collection spanning the last 40+ years. Discover the history of the digital age. Do the history quiz and play on vintage games.

Get there on routes 38 & 39 - the nearest bus stop is Staffordshire Street.

Find out more about The Micro Museum.

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Monkton Nature Reserve, nr Ramsgate - 25% off entry

The 16 acres of the Reserve contain a range of diverse wildlife habitats. There are several types of chalk-loving plants, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, 8 kinds of rare orchid, 26 species of butterfly and a variety of birds.

Get there on routes 9 & 11 - the nearest bus stop is the Nature Reserve.

Find out more about Monkton Nature Reserve.

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Old Dairy Brewery, Tenterden - 2 for 1 tours

Take a tour of the brewery and sample some of the beers or visit the Brewery Shop. Tours take place on Saturdays at 10:30am and Thursdays at 2:30pm. The shop is open Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm and 10am - 2pm on Saturdays.

Get there on routes 2 & 2A - the nearest bus stop is The Vine.

Find out more about the Old Dairy Brewery.

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Pevensey Castle - 2 for 1 entry

From its beginnings as a Roman shore fort to the Great Siege of 1264, explore the ruins, discover the dungeons, and uncover the history of the Norman invaders’ first stronghold on English shores.

Get there on route 55 - the nearest bus stop is Pevensey Castle.

Find out more about Pevensey Castle.

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Powell-Cotton Museum, Birchington - 2 for 1 entry

Visit one of the most inspiring museums in the UK, home of the most impressive Natural History dioramas in Europe. Take a journey through the extraordinary lives of Major Percy Powell-Cotton his family.

Get there on route 38 - the nearest bus stop is Quex Park.

Find out more about the Powell-Cotton Museum.

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Quex Park Paintball & Laser Tag, Birchington - 2 for 1 paintball & laser tag

An epic day out, the fully themed arenas will keep you entertained for hours. From storming the beaches of the D Day landings arena, to raising the flag to victory in the woodland two-story castle.

Get there on route 38 - the nearest bus stop is Quex Park.

Find out more about Quex Park Paintball & Laser Tag.

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Rare Breeds Centre, nr Ashford - Free child

At the Rare Breeds Centre, there are animals to meet and pet, creepy crawlies to discover, and a butterfly tunnel and Discovery Garden to explore. There's also Falconry displays, the famous Pig Racing and an indoor play barn too!

Get there on route 2A - the nearest bus stop is the Rare Breeds Centre.

Find out more about the Rare Breeds Centre.

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Rye Castle Museum - 2 for 1 entry

The Ypres Tower was built about 1249 to defend Rye and has many uses since that time.

Get there on routes 100 & 101 - the nearest bus stop is the Bowling Green.

Find out more about Rye Castle Museum.

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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve - Free guide & bird bingo card for children

Easy coastal walks and 4 birdwatching hides to see birds all year round. Great for flowers and insects April-September. Come beachcombing and find a Mermaid's Purse, Cuttlefish or Sea Mouse.

Get there on routes 100 & 101 - the nearest bus stop is New Winchelsea Road.

Find out more about Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.

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Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre, Faversham - 2 for 1 entry

Take a look behind the scenes at Britain’s oldest brewer on a guided tour that takes you through the heart of this busy working brewery. See how beer is made from barley to bottle and from hop to hand-pump!

Get there on routes 3, 3B, 3X & 666 - the nearest bus stops are Court Street & Library.

Find out more about the Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre.

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The True Crime Museum, Hastings - £1 off entry

A SHOCKING new attraction for everyone fascinated by the dark world of CRIME. Set in 3,000sqft of seafront caves, it is the largest collection of crime memorabilia in the UK.

Get there on routes 20, 20A, 21, 21A, 22, 22A, 23, 23A, 26, 26A, 98, 99, 304, 305 & 349 - the nearest bus stop is the Pier.

Find out more about The True Crime Museum.

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Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Maidstone - 2 for 1 cream tea

Surrounded by 200 acres of ancestral parkland, Tudor Park incorporates a wealth of natural features. Superb dining options include The Conical Grill or Zest Restaurant & Bar. There’s also a range of leisure facilities.

Get there on route 10X - the nearest bus stop is the Tudor Park Hotel.

Find out more about the Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club.

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Walmer Castle & Gardens - 2 for 1 entry

Step inside the castle by the sea, built under Henry VIII and now historic home of the Lord Warden. Surrounded by 8-acres of beautiful gardens, woodland, and sea views, it’s one of England’s finest coastal castles and gardens.

Get there on route 82 - the nearest bus stop is Walmer Castle.

Find out more about Walmer Castle & Gardens.

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Wheels and Fins Festival, Broadstairs - Free entry

The ‘Wheels and Fins Festival’ (9 - 11 September), is a FREE, three-day, music, action sports & beach festival located on Joss Bay Beach in Broadstairs, Kent. 

Get there on any bus to Broadstairs - the nearest bus stop is the Baptist Church.

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Whitstable Castle & Gardens - 10% off lunch

Treat yourself to a delicious lunch in our Orangery Tearooms overlooking our beautiful landscaped gardens.

Get there on routes 4 & Triangle - the nearest bus stop is Beach Walk.

Find out more about Whitstable Castle & Gardens.

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Wildwood, Herne Bay - 2 for 1 entry

Visit Wildwood where you can see amazing British wildlife past and present. See bears, wolves, bison, beavers, foxes, owls, deer, badgers and more or let your kids go wild in the amazing adventure play park, full of great attractions.

Get there on routes 6 & Triangle - the nearest bus stop is Wildwood.

Find out more about Wildwood.

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