With 30 beautiful bedrooms and an enviable sea-side location, The Marine Hotel is an ideal base for exploring Whitstable and its nearby attractions.
Whitstable itself is renowned for its seafood - particularly its oysters - as well as its harbour, built in 1832. It remains a fascinating insight into the town’s heritage, and today hosts a prosperous fish market.
Every July there is the popular Oyster Festival, which attracts visitors from all over the world, while August’s two-day Regatta includes fun, music, displays and seaborne events for all the family. The Regatta’s Grand Firework Display is a truly impressive sight - best viewed from the Tankerton Slopes, directly in front of the Marine Hotel. Grab a glass of something cold and delicious and watch the spectacle from our gorgeous garden pub.
The town also features a museum, art galleries, independent boutique shops and a former manor house, which features a coffee shop and beautiful gardens. Whitstable is only a 20-minute drive to Canterbury, and 90 minutes by train from London.
Dating back to the 1790s, Whitstable Castle and Gardens has been home to local merchants and dignitaries, remaining a landmark attraction throughout its history. It is a 'must see' for everyone visiting the town of Whitstable.
The Gate House, Tower Hill, Whitstable, CT5 2BW
Tel: 01227 281726
Dive into maritime history and explore the town of Whitstable, with fascinating displays giving townspeople and visitors an idea of why Whitstable is here - and how it has changed over the years.
5 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB
Tel: 01227 276998
Canterbury's skyline is dominated by the stunning Cathedral, the oldest in England. The ancient ruins of St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church form Canterbury's UNESCO World Heritage Site, while other ancient ruins such as the Castle are reminders of the city's history, heritage and culture.
Although Canterbury is a place steeped in tradition, it is also a modern and vibrant city - with its multiple universities and colleges ensuring there’s always a buzz about the place. For those who have a yearning for some retail therapy, Canterbury's array of shop windows beckon with a kaleidoscope of colours, inviting you to sample what's on offer.
It’s the perfect place to pound the pavements and explore, before heading back to our tranquil boutique hotel in Whitstable to recuperate with a delicious dinner.