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Tel code: 01303 | code search
Postcode: CT4 | code search
Population: 1500
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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
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Abbots Fireside
"we really enjoyed our stay with you. very welcoming. the staff are top notch.the wellington room we had was very pleasant,comfortable.the food was exactly what we wanted.nothing was too much ..." More

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Elham is an attractive village set within the heart of the Elham Valley, in the county of Kent, home to just over fifteen hundred people. It has a rich history which dates back to the Bronze Age Settlers who first came here, today's visitor can still discover the past with the delightful 13th Century church dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, and the Square which saw a thriving Market in Medieval times. Although there is no longer a weekly market, there is still a Farmers Market which takes place every other Sunday. A stroll through the village will reveal pretty 16th and 17th Century houses, impressive black and white timber framed buildings a legacy from Tudor times, one of which today is home to a restaurant, together with a 16th Century Inn offering a warm welcome. Walkers are attracted here as it's surrounded by the picturesque North Downs countryside, that was once used to grow the Flax needed for Rope Making which the village was renowned for; there is a shop for that essential purchase, and as it sits just 9 miles or so from the Cathedral city of Canterbury it is perfectly placed for a short visit, or for those who wish to stay a while longer there is a delightful choice of B&B's on offer.

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Abbots Fireside (0.06 miles)

Abbots Fireside

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Welcome to The Abbot's Fireside Hotel, a 15th Century Hotel situated in the historic village of Elham. When you enter The Abbot's Fireside you will encounter a warm and friendly atmosphere. ... More

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Garden Lodge (2.81 miles)

Garden Lodge

The Garden Lodge, only 2.3 miles from Channel Tunnel, is a convenient and comfortable place to stay with secure parking. Close to Dover and Canterbury, our family-run guest house is well-decorated with clean rooms and ... More | visit website

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Broome Park Golf & Country Club (3.79 miles)

Broome Park Golf & Country Club

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Nestled within a 268 acre private estate, this elegant Grade I listed building stands at the centre of a peaceful and relaxing resort in Barham, near Canterbury. Broome Park Golf and Country ... More

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Crete Down (4.33 miles)

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Our guest house is situated in beautiful countryside on the North Downs Way and close to the Channel Ports and Tunnel. Situated in the heart of the Garden of England, Crete ... More

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Holiday Inn Express Folkestone - Channel Tunnel (4.42 miles)

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Holiday Inn Express Folkestone Channel Tunnel opened in May 2008, is the newest accommodation and meeting facility in east Kent, the ideal location whether away on business or for pleasure. ... More

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Premier Inn Folkestone (4.61 miles)

Premier Inn Folkestone
Local attractions include Euro Tunnel, the historic Battle of Britain memorial, Leas Cliff Hall and Bouverie Place for shopping. Our Folkestone (Channel Tunnel) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and ... More | visit website
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Upper Ansdore Guest House (4.73 miles)

Upper Ansdore Guest House

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Upper Ansdore is a small medieval farmhouse situated in a very quiet valley with wonderful views, yet only 6 miles from Canterbury.
Get away from the chain hotels and hustle of life, ... More

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Upper Ansdore (4.73 miles)

Upper Ansdore
Upper Ansdore Farmhouse dates from the XIVth century with later additions. Situated in a Sylvan setting with far reaching views across the valley, in a quiet area away from all the traffic. It overlooks a ... More | visit website
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The Marquis At Alkham (5.06 miles)

The Marquis At Alkham
The Marquis at Alkham is a strikingly contemporary restaurant with rooms. The product of a major renovation in 2008; The Marquis at Alkham has been utterly transformed. The property is spacious and light with ... More | visit website
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Castle Hotel (5.20 miles)

Castle Hotel

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This charming, family run inn is set in the village green of Saltwood. Here, you will find picturesque walks around the town, taking in the village green, timbered village hall and Norman ... More

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