a station-by-station guide for UK tourist attractions


National Rail | station code BCH

Kent Offers & 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. Guided tours of the Regency and Victorian Quex Park mansion subject to availability.
Open Mar-Oct, SSu & BH 1100-1500 (1600 Apr-Aug).

Birchington-on-Sea map

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.
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 end of Stodmarsh.

Stodmarsh map

Explorer Map Canterbury & Isle of Thanet, covers Birchington and Stodmarsh

Explorer Map Dover & Folkestone

Home Counties from London by Train

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