Campsites in Kent and Sussex

paul&debra

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Hi all,

I am just curious. Having lived and worked on the Kent and Sussex border for around 40 years. Do people come on holiday to kent and sussex, or just pass through on their way to Dover and New Haven.

We have of course Leeds Castle, advertised as probably "the loveliest castle in the country" , Hever castle of Anne Boleyn fame, Battle Abbey, Dover Castle as well as the Cinque ports all along the coast. Bluewater shopping centre, Ashford Mcarther Glenn shopping centre, Obviously coast towns like Hastings, Rye, Brighton, Whitstable etc etc.

So do any of you holiday in this area ?
 

car1966

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We came down one year and stop in a cl think it was in the motor home and caravan culb, think it was deal nr sandwich , plenty of room, i will look it up when i get back in
 

shawn&emma

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Hi all,

I am just curious. Having lived and worked on the Kent and Sussex border for around 40 years. Do people come on holiday to kent and sussex, or just pass through on their way to Dover and New Haven.

We have of course Leeds Castle, advertised as probably "the loveliest castle in the country" , Hever castle of Anne Boleyn fame, Battle Abbey, Dover Castle as well as the Cinque ports all along the coast. Bluewater shopping centre, Ashford Mcarther Glenn shopping centre, Obviously coast towns like Hastings, Rye, Brighton, Whitstable etc etc.

So do any of you holiday in this area ?
Think plenty of people do stay in Kent, We have stayed on several sites east Kent and all seem busy, yes lots of people just dropping for a night or two whilst traveling to the ports but also plenty staying on site for longer. The cl we stay on near Ashford is always busy and we have to book most times of the year to make sure we can get a pitch. Think the other big site at Kingsnorth is always busy.

We both growed up in Kent and lived for some time in Tenterden and in nearly twenty yeas we never visited Sissinghurst gardens which is generally on anyone to see list if they are into gardens etc. I've always said that you done visit things in your own area as when you have time off you head further afield and just keep saying we'll visit those local places one day.....

Like your list of to visit places but not so sure of adding Ashford tent city in the same list as the other places, but I'm sure to many when they go away they love to visit shopping centres in that area, for us we couldn't personally think of anything worse lol.


Shawn
 

adventura

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we have been to sussex and kent on holiday spent two weeks on a privately owner site in eastsussex near brighton and three weeks on a cl in kent georgie had a really bad back while in kent so didnot do much sight seeing did manage a trip to dungeoness to see R H & D railway
 

RV Neal

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People certainly do holiday in Kent and Sussex (maybe not our lot?). The CAMC sites in Brighton & Bearsted (very close to Leeds castle) are always full and the C&CC site in Canterbury is always very busy.

It's a nice part of the country, if you don't mind sharing the roads with trucks from every corner of Europe, but I've lived and worked here all my life and so I usually travel outside the area for leisure purposes. Having said that I'm overdue a visit to The Pilot at Dungeness for Fish, Chips & Beer!
 

Daybreaker

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People certainly do holiday in Kent and Sussex (maybe not our lot?). The CAMC sites in Brighton & Bearsted (very close to Leeds castle) are always full and the C&CC site in Canterbury is always very busy.

It's a nice part of the country, if you don't mind sharing the roads with trucks from every corner of Europe, but I've lived and worked here all my life and so I usually travel outside the area for leisure purposes. Having said that I'm overdue a visit to The Pilot at Dungeness for Fish, Chips & Beer!
Lovely pub I used to go there for a meal when on a day out taking pictures. Don’t live in Kent anymore but used Dover Maidstone Sevenoaks and Canterbury often for a quick weekend break when we both worked
 

shawn&emma

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People certainly do holiday in Kent and Sussex (maybe not our lot?). The CAMC sites in Brighton & Bearsted (very close to Leeds castle) are always full and the C&CC site in Canterbury is always very busy.

It's a nice part of the country, if you don't mind sharing the roads with trucks from every corner of Europe, but I've lived and worked here all my life and so I usually travel outside the area for leisure purposes. Having said that I'm overdue a visit to The Pilot at Dungeness for Fish, Chips & Beer!
Up to about ten years ago we'd spent our whole lives living either on the romney marsh or very close to it. We visited many places for fish and chips but it was only a couple of years back on a family visit that went to the pilot, well after all the hype over the years for us it just didn't live up to our expectations, it was ok but in our opinion there are many other places that do better f&c.

Saying that we hope you enjoy yours when you do go as it is allways packed so maybe it's just us.

Shawn
 

RV Neal

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Up to about ten years ago we'd spent our whole lives living either on the romney marsh or very close to it. We visited many places for fish and chips but it was only a couple of years back on a family visit that went to the pilot, well after all the hype over the years for us it just didn't live up to our expectations, it was ok but in our opinion there are many other places that do better f&c.

Saying that we hope you enjoy yours when you do go as it is allways packed so maybe it's just us.

Shawn
I know what you're saying Shawn. Many years ago we visited the famous, original Harry Ramsden's emporium in Guisley near Leeds. It was a good experience but the actual Fish & Chips were nothing to write home about.

With The Pilot it's the whole experience; the setting on the largest expanse of shingle in the world, the only desert in the UK, a pub in the heart of smuggling country and actually on the beach. I rate their Fish & Chips around 8 out of 10 but that's a personal thing.

Staying in the same area, have you seen the "Listening Ears" just down the road from The Pilot? Now there's a piece of history!!
 

paul&debra

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Up to about ten years ago we'd spent our whole lives living either on the romney marsh or very close to it. We visited many places for fish and chips but it was only a couple of years back on a family visit that went to the pilot, well after all the hype over the years for us it just didn't live up to our expectations, it was ok but in our opinion there are many other places that do better f&c.

Saying that we hope you enjoy yours when you do go as it is allways packed so maybe it's just us.

Shawn
Best Fish and Chips I have ever had, was in a restaurant in whitby on the harbour side. Closely followed by the Dolphin restaurant in Hastings old town. There are good fish and chip shops, up and down the country, but those two stick in my mind. :D
 

Daybreaker

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Best Fish and Chips I have ever had, was in a restaurant in whitby on the harbour side. Closely followed by the Dolphin restaurant in Hastings old town. There are good fish and chip shops, up and down the country, but those two stick in my mind. :D
Same here Paul abs fab fish and chips oop north
 

shawn&emma

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I know what you're saying Shawn. Many years ago we visited the famous, original Harry Ramsden's emporium in Guisley near Leeds. It was a good experience but the actual Fish & Chips were nothing to write home about.

With The Pilot it's the whole experience; the setting on the largest expanse of shingle in the world, the only desert in the UK, a pub in the heart of smuggling country and actually on the beach. I rate their Fish & Chips around 8 out of 10 but that's a personal thing.

Staying in the same area, have you seen the "Listening Ears" just down the road from The Pilot? Now there's a piece of history!!
One of my mates fields backs onto the ears but it's not somewhere we've been to, another of those we'll do that but never do.

One of our favourite fish and chip place is one in Tenterden on station road, not cheap but the batter melts in your mouth and a large cod is huge. Perfect.

When we come back from abroad there's not much we've missed food wise from the uk but f&c is usually on the must have in the first week and of course mums roast pork followed by apple pie with thick pastry including the big lump that is in the middle on top.

My mouth is watering, the bowl of shreddies I've just eaten doesn't quite cut it lol.


Shawn
 

NeilandJo

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Most of my family live in kent, my home county, so we try to visit every year, though it doesnt always work out, I have lots of freinds in agriculture so try to stop on farms, but that hasnt worked to well, so we go and join East Kent DA on their temporary holiday sites, its usually the cheapest way to tour the country too,
 
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