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Travelling back in time in merry olde England

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A May 2004 trip to Canterbury by getawayguy

Broome Park Photo, Canterbury, England More Photos
Quote: We went to England to see where our ancesters came from. We stayed at Broome Park, a 400-year-old manor house. We explored the town of Canterbury, with its fantastic cathedral. We visited Stonehenge, Folkestone, and London as day trips from our base at Broome Park.

Travelling back in time in merry olde England

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Broome Park Photo, Canterbury, England
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Broome Park is an excellent choice for a base of operations if you want to travel back in time to see merry olde England and a little bit of English history. Canterbury Cathedral tops the list of places to see and learn about. There are several ways to do that. We opted for a walking tour of the town with a guide who was able to tell us all about the history of the town and the cathedral. Allow a few hours to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Number two on the list should be Stonehenge. Getting there really is half the fun. A combination of buses and trains will do the trick. With your rented headset on, walk the paved path around the stones and learn as much about them as is currently kno...Read More

Broome Park

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Hotel

Broome Park Photo, Canterbury, England
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Best Things Nearby:Canterbury, with its famous cathedral, is 7 miles away. Stonehenge is close enough for a day trip. You can take the train to London, spend most of the day and, if you choose, you can return for the night. Best Things About the Resort:Broome Park is in Kent, the "Garden of England", and has an 18-hole golf course on the property. The staff are very accommodating. The on-site restaurant is open from 8am to 9:30pm.Resort Experience:We flew into London Heathrow Airport in early May, not knowing what to expect in the weather department. People had warned us that England has lots of rain and fog. The day was sunny and bright as we made our way by...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 13, 2005

Broome Park
P.O.Box 5
Canterbury, England
(22) 783-1182

New Century Chinese Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Century Chinese Restaurant"

New Century Chinese Restaurant Photo, Canterbury, England
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How many times have you eaten somewhere and enjoyed it so much that you recommended it to your friends, only to have them return to say they had a less than great time there? Experiences like that make us nervous about recommending anything too highly, right? Well, after dining at Century Chinese Restaurant, I feel extremely confident in saying that as a tourist destination in Canterbury, it should rank right up there with the cathedral. Don't miss either one. We were hungry and looking for something different. When we saw the outside of the building, we thought "Chinese food in England--how good can it be?" I wanted a buffet, but my wife wanted to order off the menu. H.K.Diner offers dine-in, c...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 13, 2005

New Century Chinese Restaurant
6 Upper Bridge Street
Canterbury, England CT1 2NA
(01227) 788-818

Walking Tour

Attraction | "Canterbury walking tour"

Walking Tour Photo, Canterbury, England
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The guide we were given was a retired solicitor whose hobbies included studying history. As he led us through the streets of Canterbury, he not only pointed out different styles of buildings, explaining how to identify their approximate age based on their manner of construction and design; he told us about the role Canterbury has played in England's history. Hearing this fascinating story firsthand from a proud, knowledgeable Englishman while strolling casually through the streets and buildings where it originally took place is the best way I know to learn about history.

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Walking Tour
34 Margaret's Street
Canterbury, England

Stonehenge

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Attraction | "Day Tripping to Stonehenge and Back."

Stonehenge Photo, Salisbury, England
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At 8:06am, we took the bus from Broome Park to Canterbury, walked through town to the Canterbury West depot, boarded the train to London's Waterloo Station, and switched to the train to Salisbury, arriving at 12:30pm. At 1:15pm, we boarded the #3 Wilts and Dorset bus for the 9 1/2-mile ride to Stonehenge. Adults cost £5.20, and children cost £2.60. A family ticket costs £13. They give each person a wand to carry on their walk around the monuments. The wand picks up signals as you progress and broadcasts information about the history of Stonehenge. By the time you have circled the monuments, you have heard a great deal of information. There are different theories about the origin and purpose of ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 19, 2005

Stonehenge
2 miles west of Amesbury
Salisbury, England
01980 624 715