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in the county of Kent

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About Birchington

This attractive, residential seaside town is an ideal place for a jolly family holiday. It is situated in what is known as 'The Garden of England' on the north Kent coast along which there is a ribbon of lively towns, lovely sands and an azure blue sea.

Birchington lies between Reculver and Westgate-on-Sea, it is a smallish town with a fine sandy bay where low tide reveals a multitude of pools, ideal for shrimping and searching out prawns. Boating has become a popular past-time along most parts of the Kentish coast. Boats can be hired and sea fishing trips can be arranged.

This is a pleasant place to relax, enjoy sightseeing, and best of all benefit from the bracing, fresh sea air Quex House offers a fascinating museum of over 500 stuffed animals shown to best advantage in life-like settings of Africa and Asia. Interestingly, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, co-founder of the pre-Raphaelite movement is buried in the churchyard of All Saints Church.

There are a few pleasing shops, nice pubs and inns, good restaurants and pleasant walks. Several towns are within easy driving distance, most notably - Broadstairs where Charles Dickens was a frequent visitor, Canterbury with its magnificent Cathedral, and the lively resorts of Margate and Ramsgate.

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Margate in the evening light. Kent. April 2006

Margate (55 Pictures)

in the county of Kent

(3.6 miles, 5.9 km, direction E of Birchington)

Traditional seaside resort which is famous for the invention of the covered bathing machine...

Ramsgate Harbour. Kent. April 2006

Ramsgate (55 Pictures)

in the county of Kent

(5.6 miles, 8.9 km, direction SE of Birchington)

Ramsgate's harbour is constantly busy, this is known as a "Royal" harbour, made so by the landing here of King George IV in 1822...

Bleak House by David Wigham

Broadstairs (77 Pictures)

in the county of Kent

(5.6 miles, 9.1 km, direction E of Birchington)

At almost every corner of this popular resort are reminders of the towns association with the famous novelist, Charles Dickens...

Canterbury Cathedral, The Martyrdom

Canterbury (317 Pictures)

a Historic City in the county of Kent

(11.8 miles, 19.0 km, direction SW of Birchington)

Canterbury is an exquisite joyous place, it is submerged in history and is considered to be the birthplace of English Christianity. It glows with an abundance of charm, mostly.....


Leysdown-on-Sea (4 Pictures)

in the county of Kent

(16.9 miles, 27.1 km, direction W of Birchington)

This is a busy Kentish coastal holiday resort which has sandy beaches and safe shallow waters, thus the beach is ideal for sunbathing and to swim from...

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Reculver Towers in Kent

Reculver Towers & Roman Fort (11 Pictures)

(4.9 miles, 7.9 km, direction W)

Standing sheer on a dramatic headland the twin towered west front of the 12th-century Church of St. Mary at Reculver is the.....

Charles Dickens; Bleak House in Broadstairs, Kent, from where he penned most of his works.

Bleak House (6 Pictures)

(6.0 miles, 9.7 km, direction E)

Bleak House, named after the novel is where Charles Dickens lived while he was writing David Copperfield and other of his works......

Goodnestone Park in early summer

Goodnestone Park Gardens (12 Pictures)

(9.5 miles, 15.3 km, direction S)


Canterbury Cathedral at Sunset

Canterbury Cathedral (165 Pictures)

(11.7 miles, 18.7 km, direction SW)

This magnificent cathedral has been a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years. It was the scene of Thomas a' Becket's murder.....

Sir John Boys` House

Sir John Boy's House (Kings Gallery) (5 Pictures)

(11.7 miles, 18.8 km, direction SW)


Royal Museum in Canterbury, Kent

Canterbury Royal Museum & Art Gallery (2 Pictures)

(11.8 miles, 19.0 km, direction SW)

The Canterbury Royal Museum is housed in a magnificent Victorian building of russet brick and impressive black and white timber.....

Walmer Castle

Walmer Castle & Garden (53 Pictures)

(12.6 miles, 20.3 km, direction S)

The stone walls of Walmer Castle were put up in the 1530's at the same time as Sandown and Deal as part of a plan by the monarch.....

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Brooksend Farm in Birchington, Kent, England

Brooksend Farm

Birchington, Kent, England (0.6 miles, 0.9 km)
Located 18 km from Canterbury and 45 km from Southend-on-Sea, Brooksend Farm offers accommodation in Birchington. It provides free private parking. There is a dining area and a kitchen as well as a p...
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Number 30 Bed and Breakfast in Birchington, Kent, England

Number 30 Bed and Breakfast

Birchington, Kent, England (0.7 miles, 1.2 km)
A 10-minute walk from the seafront, Number 30 Bed and Breakfast in Birchington provides high-quality accommodation on the east Kent coast, 13 miles from historic Canterbury....
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Little Mallory in Birchington, Kent, England

Little Mallory

Birchington, Kent, England (0.8 miles, 1.2 km)
Situated in Birchington, this holiday home features a garden with a barbecue. The property is 18 km from Canterbury and free private parking is available. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property....
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Rossetti Lodge in Birchington, Kent, England

Rossetti Lodge

Birchington, Kent, England (0.8 miles, 1.3 km)
Around 13 miles from Canterbury and 5 miles from Margate, Rossetti Lodge in Birchington provides accommodation alongside a yoga and holistic health retreat. There is free parking and WiFi at this east...
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Beach Walk in Birchington, Kent, England

Beach Walk

Birchington, Kent, England (0.9 miles, 1.5 km)
Beach Walk is a holiday home is situated in Birchington and is 20 km from Canterbury. It provides free private parking. The kitchen comes with an oven, a toaster and a refrigerator and there is a pri...
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The Waves B&B in Birchington, Kent, England

The Waves B&B

Birchington, Kent, England (1.1 miles, 1.8 km, direction W)
The Waves B&B is situated in Birchington, 18 km from Canterbury and 43 km from Southend-on-Sea. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. You will find ...
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86 Canterbury Road in Birchington, Kent, England

86 Canterbury Road

Birchington, Kent, England (1.5 miles, 2.4 km, direction E)
Featuring a garden, 86 Canterbury Road is a holiday home located in Birchington in the Kent Region. The property boasts views of the garden and is 21 km from Canterbury. An oven, a toaster and a refr...
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Nearby travel help

Birchington-on-Sea Station(0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Westgate-on-Sea Station(1.7 miles, 2.7 km, direction NE)
M2 Junction 7(17.3 miles, 27.8 km, direction W)
M2 Junction 6(18.8 miles, 30.2 km, direction W)
Lydd Airport(33.2 miles, 53.3 km, direction SW)
London City Airport(54.7 miles, 88.0 km, direction W)
Birchington to London(62.6 miles, 100.8 km, direction W)