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Folk Customs:
Admiralty of the Medway
Biddenden Dole
Blessing the Sea and Diving for the Cross
Canterburys Hop Hoodening
Rochester Sweeps' Festival
St Bartholomew's Day Bun Race
The Offham Quintain

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Durlock Lodge
"Good Points: Nice clean place to stay.

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Durlock Lodge
"My husband and I spent a very pleasant weekend at Durlock Lodge last weekend. The lady was very helpful in telling us where to find the milk, juice, etc. in the ..." More

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Visitors to Minster - several miles from the coast - might be surprised to learn that it was once a bustling and important port. Centuries of sand and shingle deposition eventually closed up estuaries, rivers and the Wantsum Channel, which separated the Isle of Thanet from mainland Kent. Minster farmers now cultivate crops in fields where the old harbour used to be. This picturesque village is only five or six miles from Thanet's traditional seaside resorts of Ramsgate, Margate and Broadstairs, and it's an ideal base for exploring the idyllic inland scenery of Kent. Outdoor enthusiasts are assured of lovely walks in the countryside surrounding Minster, and the Viking Coastal Trail cycle route is clearly signposted. The village's most famous attraction is Minster Abbey, a nunnery originally founded as a monastery in 670 AD. It's among the oldest occupied buildings in England. Above the abbey, on a hilltop, is the site of a Roman villa, which archaeologists began excavating in 1996. Minster's grand St Mary's Church, built from stone and flint, is a striking and historic landmark. Welcoming, oak-beamed pubs and the 17th Century building housing Morton's Fork hotel and restaurant all add to the timeless character of the village.


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Sharons B and B (0.19 miles)

Sharons B and B

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Sharons B and B is a small Family run B and B. Which has been newly refurbished with stunning countryside views to the rear . We have a swimming pool ... More

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Durlock Lodge (0.47 miles)

Durlock Lodge

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With is quiet location opposite the abbey, yet within walking distance of traditional old English pubs and restaurants, Durlock Lodge offers charming accommodation set in a traditional British village. You can ... More

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Crown Inn (3.20 miles)

Crown Inn
Brimming with tales from the Charge of the Light Brigade and visited by many stage and screen stars. The Crown is a 15th century building fully-restored to provide high quality accommodation. The Crown is a ... More | visit website
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Chalk Pit Cottage (3.24 miles)

Chalk Pit Cottage

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This charming cottage and its pretty garden sit at the end of a row in the little village of Sarre, just a short drive from the myriad ... More

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Pegwell Bay Hotel (3.39 miles)

Pegwell Bay Hotel

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Offering stunning panoramic views over the English Channel from atop the Pegwell cliffs, the Pegwell Bay Hotel is ideally situated.
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Hussar Hotel (3.46 miles)

Hussar Hotel
Ideally situated on the outskirts of Margate we are only a short walk from several blue flag beaches. Whether you are looking for a hotel in Broadstairs, a hotel in Ramsgate or a hotel in ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Margate Westwood (3.80 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Molland House (4.19 miles)

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This award-winning B&B is a 16th-century manor house with large en suite rooms, many original features and plenty of charm and luxury. Molland House is located in a country village between Sandwich ... More

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9 The Regency (4.26 miles)

9 The Regency
Ideal for a romantic break, it is also spacious enough to accommodate a family of four. It has been beautifully furnished in a traditional way with large, comfy sofas complemented by wooden floors and Lloyd ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Margate (4.27 miles)

An ideal sea front location just 2 minutes walk to the beach. Conveniently positioned adjacent to Margate train station, only 5 miles from Kent Airport and 4 miles from Ramsgate ferry. For shops and local ... More | visit website

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