Cheap Hotels in Herne Bay
The Westgrange House Bed & Breakfast offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking, and features en suite rooms overlooking the Kentish countryside. Herne Bay’s seafront can be reached in a 10-minute drive. The traditionally furnished rooms at the Westgrange feature en suite bathrooms, along with a TV with Freeview and tea and coffee making facilities. The house features a garden and patio seating area, available for guests' use. In the mornings, the house serves a full English breakfast in the dining room. Packed lunch can be provided upon request. There is a pub in Herne Common, just a 10 minute walk away. Canterbury city centre is 15 minutes' away by car and the historic town of Whitstable is also just a short drive away. The Westgrange House is ideally situated for visiting wildlife parks, such Discover Wild Wood or Howletts Wildlife Zoo Park. Further outdoor activities include scenic walks through East Blean Woods, within 100 metres of the guest house or motor-cross at the BMX track in Broomfield/Hoath, less than 10 minutes’ drive away.
Hotels in Herne Bay
Not far from London and only a few miles from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Canterbury is the coastal resort of Herne bay. A quintessential Victorian seaside town, Herne Bay offers all the pleasures of the promenade. Complete with bandstands, arcades, gardens and one of the country's longest piers, Herne Bay will make you love to be beside the seaside all over again.
Perfect for a relaxing stroll, the beach itself is a pristine English shingle beach with all the nostalgic charm of childhood holidays. Herne Bay hotels offer great deals and stunning beach views, all within walking distance of the promenade. The local cafés will provide all your culinary requirements from locally sourced cuisine to the classic fry up.
The Ship Inn is one of the oldest buildings in the town and is well known for serving the best fish and chips in the area, along with a decent pint.
Other noSEOSITE_LEVEL_DESCRIPTION landmarks in the town include the Clock Tower, unveiled in 1837 as the world's first purpose-built and free-standing clock tower, and Neptune's Arm which stretches out into the harbour and is ideal for experiencing a lovely summer sunset.
An unexpected treat is the ruins of the Reculver Towers looming at the beach's edge. These imposing 12th-century towers stand amid the remains of a Roman fort, providing a dramatic backdrop to a brisk walk.
For more Roman ruins, the nearby Richborough Castle is another fine example of the ‘Saxon-shore forts' that are a noSEOSITE_LEVEL_DESCRIPTION feature in the area. A fascinating museum provides all the history and context of this county rich in historical interest.
A change of pace can be found at the family-friendly Broomfield BMX track. A real hidden gem, the track is built to a high standard, regularly hosting national competitions. The track is free to enter and is full of fun activities for young and adults alike.
Set in 40 acres of beautiful ancient woodland, the Wildwood Discovery Park brings you up close and personal to some of Britain's favourite wildlife. Along with a wonderful display of owls, foxes and deer, the park also houses species once common in Britain such as bison, wild boar and a spectacular pack of wolves.
The park also offers a fantastic adventure playground featuring drop slides, forts and tree-top towers to let the kids unleash their wild side.
Back on the seafront, the picturesque bandstand is a lovingly maintained tribute to a bygone era of seaside entertainment. From brass bands to jazz soirées, the regular shows cater to a variety of styles and the tearooms are perfect for unwinding after a day soaking up the sea air.
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