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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.

Zoo
“Set over 600 acres, Port Lympne is home to the UK’s most authentic safari experience, The African Experience – 100 acres alive with African animals. Join safari vehicles to see animals including zebras and giraffes wandering freely then head off on foot around the rest of the park to see the big cats and primates. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Park
“This is a wonderful zoo set in beautiful rolling countryside. Well worth a day out! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“Award winning wild animal park in the most gorgeous Kent countryside - definitely worth a visit.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Postal Town
“Hythe has a very pleasant pedestrianised High Street with a variety of traders, for example two chocolatiers, a sewing shop, a beauty shop selling essential oils, soaps, candles etc. There are some fantastic gift shops selling local crafts. There are also the well-known names, eg Boots, WH Smith, Waitrose, Aldi, Santander bank and various building societies. There are excellent places to eat, eg Gurkha Nepalese restaurants, a fish and chip shop, a Greek restaurant etc. There are also a couple of excellent higher-end ladies wear shops.”
  • 1 local recommends
Castle
  • 1 local recommends
Bus Station
“This very spacious wild animal park (lions, wolves, elephants, etc) at Lympne has the feel of a safari about it. You would need a full day there as there is so much to see and enjoy. Check its own website for full details.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“Beautiful setting with great views .Has a cafe/bistro next door which is lovely for lunch ”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Transport cafe on the A20 close to the former Ashford Airport. If a fry-up is your thing then this is a great place to get one. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Pub
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“The local pub. Good basic food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Good selection of gins. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“Local brewery which also serves great food in The Hatch! Just a short walk down the hill, it is on the left after passing the Royal Military Canal. ”
  • 1 local recommends