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Tel code: 01227 | code search
Postcode: CT3 | code search
Population: 1600
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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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Pilgrims Rest
"Good Points: lovely room and great breakfast. The hosts very friendly. General review: fabulous

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Littlebourne is a village and civil parish 4 miles from Canterbury and 6 miles from Sandwich in Kent. It is situated on the A257 Canterbury to Sandwich and Deal Road. The villageís 13th-century church, St Vincent of Saragossa, is thought to have been founded by the monks of St Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury and contains an ancient wall painting depicting Saint Christopher, patron saint of travellers. It is also thought that the convent of St Augustine used Littlebourne for the plantation of vines. The great barn that flanks one side of the churchyard is thought to have been their 14th century grange. The village stands beside the Little Stour River. There are still a number of quaint timbered houses but development in the 1960s, especially south of the church, expanded the original village. There are a few interesting buildings, including the very distinctive shape of the Littlebourne Mill at the northern end of the village, straddling the river, and a group of oast houses situated on a bend in the road. Howletts Wild Animal Park is a major attraction, located at nearby Bekesbourne. Littlebourne has 2 pubs, The Evenhill pub and hotel, and the Anchor Inn, as well as The Pilgrimís Rest Tea Rooms that also has accommodation.


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Evenhill (0.27 miles)


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With a 4-star rating, this characteristic pub with an open fire and beams offers home cooked cuisine. Originally built as cottages in the 16th century, the Evenhill lies on the A257 in ... More

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Pilgrims Rest (0.30 miles)

Pilgrims Rest

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The Pilgrims Rest is a sympathetically renovated, Grade II listed, late 16th-early 17th century building, now housing a bar and lounge area, a dining room and 6 en suite bedrooms. The Pilgrims ... More

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The Duke William Ickham (0.72 miles)

The Duke William Ickham
The Duke William is set in rural Kent with a closeness to the City of Canterbury and its Cathedral, the town of Sandwich, all short drives. The Inn has lovely walks surrounding it, as ... More | visit website
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The Dog Inn (2.05 miles)

The Dog Inn
Grade II * listed, this imposing 13th Century Inn occupies a prominent position opposite the church in the picture postcard village of Wingham, a short distance from Canterbury in the heart of rural East Kent. ... More | visit website
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The Old Butchers (2.10 miles)

The Old Butchers
Welcome to the 4 star Old Butchers Bed and Breakfast. One of over 100 listed buildings nestled in the beautiful village of Wingham, between Canterbury and Sandwich. The Old Butchers dates back over 500 years ... More | visit website
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Innkeeper's Lodge Canterbury (2.99 miles)

** ALL OUR RATES INCLUDE COMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BUFFET BREAKFAST ** Situated towards the south of the city centre on the A2050, this lodge shares its grounds with the Old Gate Vintage Inn ... More | visit website
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Ebury Hotel (3.28 miles)

Ebury Hotel

A short walk away from Canterbury city centre and its world-famous Cathedral, this privately-owned hotel is set within a Victorian townhouse, amid 2 acres of well-maintained grounds. In addition to the city centre and all its ... More | visit website

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Chaucer Lodge Guest House (3.29 miles)

Chaucer Lodge Guest House

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Situated close to Canterbury City centre, Chaucer Lodge Guest House offers comfortable en suite bed and breakfast accommodation in a quiet but central location with ... More

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Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel (3.34 miles)

Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel

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The Abbots Barton Hotel, is Canterbury's premier hotel, serving business and leisure. Our hotel is set back from a busy road and lies in extensive grounds. With excellent, individually styled newly refurbished ... More | visit website

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Ersham Lodge (3.39 miles)

Ersham Lodge

Ersham Lodge has for a number of years built up a reputation for quality of service at an affordable and realistic price. The friendly and enthusiastic owners, Elaine and David Kemp have established Ersham Lodge ... More | visit website

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