The charming seaside town of Whitstable is situated in the north east of Kent, just 5 miles or so from the historic city of Canterbury. Part of the district of the City of Canterbury, this is a town with plenty to offer in terms of entertainment, attractions, surroundings, and facilities. The area has become famous for its fine oysters, which have been a specialty here since Roman times. The history of the town is long and varies, predating the Domesday Book. Its close links to seafood and in particular oysters is celebrated each year with the Oyster Festival and is celebrated each day through the fantastic seafood that is offered at local restaurants. In addition to the attractive beach and harbour, you can explore places of interest such as Whitstable Castle, the fascinating buildings of Island Wall, and Duncan Down, which is said to be the largest village green in England.
Amongst the main industries in the town are fishing and cargo handling as well as tourism. However, there are other professionals and business types situated in the retail and offices to rent in the area. This includes computer repair firms, locksmiths, proofreading services, life coaching consultants, counsellors, marketing consultants, and software developers. Acceleron has its offices in the town along with Asune Computing, Kessler Associates, Smartkey, and SOS Computers.
Entertainment And Dining Out
A range of entertainment can be enjoyed in Whitstable in addition to the variety of festivities that take place here each year. The Whistable Museum and Gallery is a great place for history buffs and culture vultures while the Playhouse Theatre is the place for those who enjoy live performances. A choice of dining options can be enjoyed here, including the great seafood on offer at many of the town’s eateries. You can also enjoy great Asian fusion cuisine at Fusion Lounge, the town’s signature oysters at Wheelers Oyster Bar, and excellent British dishes at Samphire.
For those that require rail services in Whitstable, the local Whitstable Railway Station runs between Ramsgate and London Victoria on the Chatham Line. This also means easy access to stations such as Margate, Faversham, and Rochester amongst others. Coaches, buses and taxis provide reliable transportation in the town while good road links ensure that drivers can get around with speed and ease.