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in the county of Kent

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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Clock on Margate Seafront

Margate (55 Pictures) a Seaside Town 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...

A picture of Ramsgate

Ramsgate (56 Pictures) a Seaside Town 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...

The Quayside at Broadstairs, Kent

Broadstairs (78 Pictures) a Seaside Town 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...

Westgate and Guildhall Canterbury.

Canterbury (356 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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A picture of Reculver Towers & Roman Fort

Reculver Towers & Roman Fort (12 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.....

A picture of Bleak House

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 (39 Pictures)

(9.6 miles, 15.5 km, direction S)


Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral (170 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 Boy's House (kings Gallery) Circa 1647

Sir John Boy's House (5 Pictures)

(11.7 miles, 18.8 km, direction SW)

The Crooked House of Canterbury, otherwise known as Sir John Boys house, is an eye-catching feature of Palace Street, and is.....

Canterbury Royal Museum. 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 (81 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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