Round trip from The Eurotunnel to Whitstable
Published: 19/02/2021
Red Sands Towers
This is a really nice route for anyone visiting the UK via The Channel Tunnel (Eurostar), it can also be joined from Folkestone. The route travels through the beautiful Kent countryside known as the Garden of England because of produce that is grown here. The route will take you through lovely little villages where some cottages are half hung with roof tiles or clad with painted white wooden weather-boarding, typical for these old Kent villages. Another typically Kentish building you will see are Oast Houses. They were used to dry Hops for the process of making beer and this route will take you past the Shepherd Neame Brewery in Faversham where they have been brewing beer since 1698 and are Britain's oldest brewery.
From here the route goes to the old harbour town of Whitstable. This is a good place to stop for some lunch and if you like fish, then you are in for a treat.
The Whitstable Oyster Company can trace its origins back to the 1400s; indeed, it is one of the oldest companies in Europe and has a long, rich history of farming the famous Royal Whitstable Native Oyster. But Whitstable oysters go even further back, almost two thousand years, to when the Romans discovered them and, regarding them as a delicacy, shipped them back live to Rome.
Along the coast there are some great views out to sea. On a clear day you can see The Red Sands Towers. These were built during the second world war to protect the Thames Estuary and were heavily armed. Further along the coast, you will see the imposing twin towers of the medieval church at Reculver dominate the skyline of Herne Bay, acting as a navigation marker for ships at sea. This was the site of one of the earliest Roman forts built against Saxon raids on the 'Saxon Shore'. It was here that during WW2, Sir Barnes Wallis tested his theory for the 'bouncing bomb'.
From here, the route heads south crossing the Great Stour river at the pretty village of Fordwich and back to the Eurotunnel terminal at Folkestone.
Whitstable Harbour
Kent Oast Houses
Useful links:
Eurotunnel
Whitstable information.
Shepherd Neame, Britain's oldest brewery.

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