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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Bus Station
“The lovely old steam railway is a treat for all, the trip has stunning views and is nice and relaxing. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Great for families. Deer paddock, lakes and valley areas. Play areas for the kids. There are also organised events on at the park. The deer paddock is an attractive grassy area featuring trees such as the walnut and the variegated sycamore the lake is a shady oasis for wildlife fringed with overhanging trees, where ducks can be found paddling around its edges the valley is the largest area of the park, with alder trees running along its centre, marking the course of the Brockhill Stream as it wends its way down towards the nearby Royal Military Canal.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love this place for an evening drink or meal. Great fish and chips and decent wine list. You can also sit outside when it’s warm.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Fish Market
“Local fishmonger that has a delicious brunch which can be eaten on the scenic beachfront.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“You can eat in, but don't - get fish and chips then walk 100 metres to the beach and eat them there. Please take the wrappers home, bins are inadequate on the promenade!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Lovely walk or cycle along the canal, with lots of wildlife including ducks, seabirds and our own resident swans.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Church
“St Leonard's church stands on Hythe Hill looking more like a small cathedral. The church is famous for its crypt full of thousands of human bones and skulls. It is an eleventh century church and well worth a visit. The church also regularly hosts music concerts so it is worth looking at the church notice board.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“A beautiful shingle beach with nearby amenities including ice cream and fish and chips. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Lovely high street that offer restaurants , cafes , hairdressers and quirky shops ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Canal
“Enjoy a punt along the Royal Military Canal on a hired row boat or organised power boat. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Decent little bar with restaurant. Open mic on the first and third Thursday of each month from 8pm.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The chef is French and the limited menu is first class. The quiches are amazing - all homemade on the day. We go there regularly for lunch.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 1 local recommends
Gym
“Superb dinners in the Coastal restaurant or just a drink and tapas in the champagne bar”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend