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KENT FOLKESTONE To find out more visit saga.co.uk/uk Back to our Roots - Folkestone Explore England's Channel coast and enjoy an included visit to Canterbury and a Kentish vineyard on a nostalgic four-night holiday in Folkestone, exclusively for solo travellers. 4 nights from 359^ HALF BOARD l NEW l l l l All breakfasts and dinners Two excursions Two evenings of entertainment Porterage in your hotel Cancellation rights Excursions Canterbury and the Elham Valley Vineyard (full day) Walking Tour of Folkestone, with cream tea (half day) l l Solo Holidays Available The Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel QQQ+ The top-rated hotel in the ever regenerating Victorian resort of Folkestone, the locally rated 4-star Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel has been a fixture in the west end of the town since the 1890s. Set in tranquil surroundings, just a few steps from The Leas - a charming and unique clifftop promenade overlooking the English Channel the hotel is home to the Bay Tree Bar & Grill and Martello Bar and blends Victorian charm with 60 rooms all with flat screen TV, telephone and free Wi-Fi. Folkestone Harbour The Burlington Hotel Canterbury In recent years the port of Folkestone has seen lots of regeneration and development, with brand new shopping areas, leisure facilities and boutique hotels. In addition to the Creative Quarter near the harbour which is a buzz of workshops and galleries, as well as quality food and drink establishments the attractions of the town actually project out into the water. Since a recent redevelopment, Folkestone's Harbour Arm has rapidly become a food, drink and entertainment destination for locals and visitors alike, every weekend from March-September, though it is open for walking every day of the year. The town is also home to numerous art installations, created as part of the noted Folkestone Triennial keep an eye out for works by Tracy Emin and Yoko Ono plus the Folkestone Mermaid by Cornelia Parker. The Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel is yards away from The Leas, a clifftop promenade which affords superb views of the English Channel. The regenerated harbour is just over a mile away, flanked by award-winning beaches and a coastal park. Your hotel is also just under a mile from Folkestone's town centre and central railway station, four miles from the Channel Tunnel and eight miles from the UK's most popular ferry port in Dover. Back to our Roots Folkestone is where it all began for Saga more than 65 years ago. After returning from wartime service, our founder Sidney De Haan and his wife Margery bought the 12-room Rhodesia Hotel in Clifton Crescent a short walk from your hotel. At the end of the summer season the couple set about thinking of ways of keeping their hotel ticking over year-round and realised that retirees had limitless free-time and out-of-season breaks with fewer crowds, attractive rates and like-minded travellers might appeal to them. In 1951 Saga was born initially as the Old People's Holiday Bureau as De Haan chose to employ direct marketing and travelled to South Yorkshire, with its huge population of pensioners, to pitch his breaks. As the business grew into a multi-million pound empire, Saga began to pioneer tourism in the Algarve and, still maintaining its home base in Folkestone, sends hundreds of thousands of customers around the world each year. SAVE 20 ^per person on advertised departures when you book by January 31, 2019 Prices from: May 13, 2019 Jun 10 4 nights 379 359 389 369 Back to our Roots - Folkestone, The Burlington Hotel Solos. Holiday code: AF903.All prices are s per person, including savings as advertised and are subject to availability. To book see page 53 and call FREE on 0800 414 441 or visit saga.co.uk/uk Please quote UG337 23