Great Days Out:

Margate has resurfaced as the UK’s hippest resort, with a growing reputation as a brand new capital of British cool. Vintage clothes shops and artisan coffee shops litter the back streets. Hipster rooftop bars and restaurants give it a real 'Shoreditch' vibe. It is also home to The Turner Contemporary gallery, and retro pleasure park 'Dreamland' which offers a fantastic day out for the family.

Whitstable's main claim to fame is its oysters which remain an intrinsic part of this sea town's character and are celebrated every July at the Oyster Festival.  Oysters and other delicacies from the sea can be enjoyed at the local restaurants and pubs. or taken home from the fresh fish market at the Harbour.

The Cathedral City of Canterbury, is only 15 minutes drive from Preston Court, and less than an hour from London by train. People come from across the globe for world-class heritage, for culture and festivals, to visit and to study, eat and hang out.

Wine Tasting & Vineyard Tour

Barnsole Vineyard are makers of award winning estate grown and bottles English wines. Just drop in, or organise a tour with the winemaker for just £11pp. Based in the nearby village of Staples, about a 10 minute drive away.

Family Days Out...

'Wingham Wildlife Park' offers a great day out with the children. In the next door village of Wingham and only a 5 minute drive away.

'Howletts Wildlife Park' is Kent's original wildlife conservation park. With over 400 animals including Kent’s only giant anteaters, the largest herd of  African elephants in the UK, and more gorillas, tigers, leopards and monkeys than any zoo in the County, it’s a fun packed, wild day out!

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Fantastic Local Pubs & Restaurants...

'The Rose Inn' in the village of Wickhambreaux is a lovely, friendly country pub. It has a garden and welcome children and dogs. Great for a drink or delicious pub style food. You can walk to this pub in around 45 mins, there is a beautiful route through fields, woodland and lakes. By car it is just 10 mins.

'The Duke William' is a gastro pub in the village of Ickham. It has a great atmosphere in the bar, and serves very good food. To walk, it is 5 mins down the lane from The Rose, or 5/10 mins by car. 

'The Dog' in Wingham has been voted the county winner of 'The National Pub & Bar Award 2017'. It serves excellent food! It is in the next door village to Preston, and is only a couple of minutes by car.

'Salma' is an Indian restaurant in Wingham, which also does an awesome takeaway! Unfortunately they don't offer a delivery service, but we always recommend an afternoon walk to one of the pubs, and a taxi home - you can pick up your food on the way past if you pre-order over the phone!