Eurotunnel Shuttle (also known as Le Shuttle) is a shuttle service between Calais/Coquelles in France and Folkestone in the UK. It transfers road vehicles through the Channel Tunnel, with passenger vehicles being carried in closed wagons. Roughly half of the train carries cars and other relativly low vehicles in a double-deck system, with the first and last two carriages of the section containing the off-ramps. Coaches, buses and other high vehicles travel in the single deck section, whilst in times of overcrowding cars can also use this area. Budget cuts have meant that Eurotunnel occasionaly run trains at 'half full' - closing the top deck to minimise cost.
A rare example of an original Henrician fort. Nature Reserve, including castle. A visit to Camber Castle today involves a pleasant one mile walk across flat fields. The castle is managed by Rye Harbour Nature Reserve in co-operation with English Heritage and guided walks around the nature reserve and castle are organised regularly. The exterior of the castle is free to visit at any reasonable time, and the interior can be visited on weekend afternoons in the summer.
There can be no doubt that The White Cliffs of Dover are one of this country's most spectacular natural features. They are an official icon of Britain and have been a symbol of hope and freedom for centuries. You can appreciate their beauty and enjoy their special appeal through the seasons by taking one of the dramatic clifftop walks, which offer unrivalled views of the busy English Channel and the French coast. While here, learn more about the fascinating military and penal history of The White Cliffs and savour the rare flora and fauna only found on this chalk grassland. Note:toilets only available when Visitor Centre open
Alpaca Trekking on the beautiful Romney Marsh farmland. Two treks a day subject to weather at 10am and 1pm where you share an experience with your alpaca. Walk with them across farmland following an introduction and informative talk. The trek will last up to 1 1/2 hours, you will return to have the opportunity to hand feed the alpacas and take photos. Food and refreshments will follow in The Bistro situated in Haguelands Village.
The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway runs for 13.5 miles from the picturesque Cinque Port town of Hythe, through the family friendly seaside village to Dymchurch, towards the railways headquarters at New Romney and finally reaching the National Nature Reserve of Dungeness.
The Toy and Model Exhibition at New Romney Station is a must-see attraction. Showcasing RH&DR memorabilia, past headboards and of course a working model railway. The interactive features are sure to keep the children intrigued whilst displays depicting the railways history always engage the grown-ups.
Dymchurch is well known for its glorious beach which attracts many thousands of visitors every year. The sandy beach is quite flat and stretches from north to south for over three miles, and is frequently 'washed' by the tide of the English Channel.
Dymchurch beach provides safe sea bathing in the haven of Romney Bay and miles of fine sand to build all the castles you want, play beach sports, have a swim in the sea or just laze around.
This beach is situated only a short walk from Waterside Guest house.
First and foremost, we are a conservation charity dedicated to protecting wildlife. Working alongside The Aspinall Foundation, we aim to introduce animals back to the wild.
Visit us for the day and explore over 600 acres of wildlife! Included in your visit is a free safari and access to our NEW attraction, Dinosaur Forest. Discover our amazing animals and enjoy the beautiful backdrop of the Kent coastline.
Dungeness attracts both visionary artists and nature lovers.
There’s something distinctly otherworldly about Dungeness. It might have something to do with the strange combination of nuclear power stations, battered fishermen’s huts, lighthouses, the ‘acoustic mirrors’, concrete oddities and the largest expanse of shingle in Europe. The ‘ness is simultaneously a desolate dystopian land and a place of awe-inspiring beauty.
It’s no wonder then that this headland on the Kent coast has attracted both visionary artists and nature lovers for years. Be sure to check out Prospect Cottage, where film-maker Derek Jarman once lived –again its prettiness jarring with the surroundings, an uneasy juxtaposition. The large ‘acoustic mirrors’are also worth a visit - these concrete structures were England’s first early warning system before the dawn of radars but today they just add to the eeriness as they stare out to sea. For bird lovers, there’s an RSPB observatory as well as two hides on the beach, offering ideal vantage points for spotting the migratory birds and seabirds that stop off at Dungeness.
If you’re lucky you might spot firecrests, long-tailed Tits, or Lapland buntings. There’s so much to take in at Dungeness that the best thing to do is walk along the shingle, giving your brain to time to make sense of this contrasting yet wonderful place.