a station-by-station guide for UK tourist attractions


National Rail | station code BCH

Kent Offers, Discounts & Links

The rock and sand beach at Birchington-on-Sea is ¼ mile from the station.

Birchington-on-Sea Kent

Powell-Cotton Museum & Quex Park 1 mile

The Powell-Cotton Museum contains spectacular dioramas of African and Asian animals in their natural habitats. Other items include firearms, porcelain and local archaeological finds. Quex Park is a Regency and Victorian mansion set in gardens and wooded parkland. Tearoom. Tel. 01843 842168.
Open Feb-Nov, TWThFSSu & BH 1000-1700, House 1300-1600.

Birchington-on-Sea map
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays

Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve by bus then ½ mile

An internationally important wetland reserve bordered by the River Great Stour with the largest reedbed in south east England. It is a great birdwatching site and there are several hides along the 4 mile circular trail. Tel. 07767 321053.
Open any reasonable time.
Bus 8/8A/8X from Birchington Square (½ mile from station) to Upstreet Post Office, 13 minutes journey, M-S every 15 minutes, Sun & BH ½-hourly. Operated by Stagecoach. Buses also operate from Sturry or you can walk 3½ miles from Sturry to the western entrance to Stodmarsh.

Stodmarsh map