If you are looking for a getaway that offers the chance to relax with the sounds of the sea, take in British history and culture or over-indulge in adrenalin-pumping activities, then a Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable holiday is perfect for you. A Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable holiday rental apartment will offer spectacular views of the sea and the rolling countryside as well as providing all of the comforts of home. The small towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay are perfect for those wishing to relax and indulge in a variety of outdoor pursuits. The city of Canterbury is steeped in history and is a great place to explore whatever your age.
A Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable holiday is bursting with things to do, both indoors and out. Both Herne Bay and Whitstable have their own wonderful beaches which are perfect for sunbathing or indulging in watersports such as water skiing, fishing, sailing, jet skiing, surfing and swimming. There are numerous other activities available in the area to make your holiday one to remember in the form of horse riding, rock climbing, tennis, golf, cycling, hiking, paragliding, paintball, quad biking and archery.
The town of Herne Bay also has its own museum and art gallery. The museum features many exhibits including a prototype of the bouncing bomb that was used by The Dambusters as well as finds from a nearby Roman fort. The town of Whitstable also has its own museum and art gallery, which features a lot about the seafaring history of the coastal town and art reflecting the wildlife of the surrounding coastal area.
The historic city of Canterbury is home to many attractions including the Canterbury Cathedral, The Roman Museum and St. Augustine's Abbey. One item that is a must-do in Canterbury is The Canterbury Tales, a step back in time to Medieval Britain. Visitors will enjoy the impressive reconstructions and finding out what life was really like at this time in British history.
If you can prise yourself away from the comforts of your Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable holiday rental apartment then you will find that there are many great things to see and do in the surrounding area. Approximately half an hour away from the area is the town of Sandwich, which is steeped in history and has a unique charm. The town is home to the Guildhall Museum, which incorporates the old court room of the old building and information relating to the past of the town. Also worth a visit in Sandwich is the Rare Species Conservation Centre. This attraction is very small but it is jam-packed with subtropical gardens and interesting animal species.
If you are considering having a Herne Bay & Whitstable holiday rental cottage then you will be pleased to hear that you can expect to experience warm summers and cool winters. The daytime temperature during the summer months averages at 20°C. The warmest months to have a Herne Bay & Whitstable holiday is usually July and August. Visitors can expect an average daytime temperature of 8°C during the winter months. The area experiences approximately 3 inches of rain per month during the wettest months which are October, November and December.
Travellers on a Herne Bay & Whitstable holiday can arrive at London Gatwick Airport (LGW) which is approximately 1 and a half hours away from the area. Airlines offering cheap travel from other parts of the UK include easyJet, British Airways, Air Southwest and Flybe. Passengers can depart from various UK airports such as Belfast (BFS), Glasgow (GLA), Leeds (LBA), Edinburgh (EDI) and Newcastle(NCL).