With hourly services in each direction, Sturry train station destination possibilities encompass both traditional seaside towns and the exciting metropolitan attractions of London. Built in 1847 and served by Southeastern trains, Sturry station is located in a village of the same name and as it practically joins up with the tiny town of Fordwich there are several shops and places to eat and drink within easy walking distance. These include the Fordwich Arms with its riverside setting and dining terrace. Be sure to check out the beautiful Grade II listed town hall dating from the 16th century or take a river tour on the Stour. Other attractions in the nearby area include Stodmarsh Nature Reserve and Wingham Wildlife Park.
For something on a larger scale the heritage city of Canterbury with its wealth of medieval features is just 4 minutes from Sturry train station. Shoppers can get their retail fix in the collection of streets known as the King's Mile while history buffs can take their pick from the ancient Canterbury Cathedral where Thomas Becket was murdered in 1170, stroll the Old City with its many medieval buildings or visit the remains of Canterbury Castle. Of Canterbury's several museums the Canterbury Tales attraction is considered a major highlight while the Canterbury Roman Museum's exhibits include a 2000-year-old mosaic. For other options London Charing Cross is 1 hour and 45 minutes away while the historical seaside town of Ramsgate is a 17 minute train ride. Both Margate and Broadstairs are also possible by direct trains but only in the mornings with 1 morning service to London St Pancras International too for connections to the continent by Eurostar.
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