Weekend Away in Canterbury

The weather again looked as though it might spoil our weekend away, but in fact Friday dawned bright and sunny, and the weather was kind to us for the three days.  All six couples arrived at The Falstaff Hotel by mid afternoon, checked in and then wandered around the town to get our bearings. Canterbury is a very attractive and lively city, so we spent an enjoyable afternoon sauntering around the town, until it was time to meet up in the bar for a drink before repairing next door to the Bishop’s Finger for dinner – excellent pub grub that everyone enjoyed, accompanied by superb Kentish beer.


Upon arrival, an official at the museum directed us onto the grass in front of the main entrance, where the cars immediately attracted attention from the arriving customers.

The museum itself, We line up outside the museum which on their website looked very interesting but quite small, actually proved to be an Aladdin’s Cave, and not just a museum of transport, but to have lots of interesting lifestyle exhibits as well, so what we thought might be a morning’s event took us until mid afternoon to go around.


We then dispersed, some to visit Dover Castle or other attractions in the area, and some to return to Canterbury. In the evening we wandered into town to Deeson’s Restaurant near the cathedral for our pre-booked evening meal.

Sunday was a visit to Leeds Castle on the way home  The Leeds Castle contingent thoroughly enjoyed their day there, although it was apparently extremely busy. There was a Flower Festival in full swing, with every room tastefully decorated.


The weekend away was enjoyed by all with everyone getting on really well together. Thanks to all who came.

We will be organising a weekend away for next year provisional dates are 21st – 23rd Sept 2018 Location to be decided.

For the full story of the weekend away please click on the October Newsletter link on our home page.

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