102 Dover – Folkestone – Dymchurch – LyddDover-Folkestone-New Romney-Littlestone on Sea or to Camber and Rye
Experience the captivating 102 bus journey, where the best of Kent and East Sussex meet, showcasing coastal heritage, historical fascination, steam trains, seaside delights, picturesque countryside vistas, panoramic coastal views, bustling harbours, charming pubs, bustling town centres, iconic railway stations, sandy beaches, rolling dunes, and the old-world charm of Rye.
6 places to visitView journey Attractions
1 hour 39 minutes
Dover Pencester Road (Stop X)How to get here
Dover is home to the Dover Patrol Memorial. This monument commemorates the World War I Dover Patrol, responsible for safeguarding the English Channel from German submarines and ensuring the safe passage of troops to France. Erected in 1921, the memorial features a bronze sculpture of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, mounted on a globe. It stands as a tribute to the unsung heroes who played a vital role in the conflict's maritime aspects.
The best of Kent meets the beauty of East Sussex – coastal heritage, historical fascination, steam trains and seaside delights – it’s all encapsulated in the entrancing 102 journey.
As the 102 bus departs from Dover Pencester Road, enthralling scenery unfurls before customers, creating a captivating visual journey. The bus passes through West Hougham, where picturesque countryside vistas greet the eye, with rolling hills and fields.
Continuing the route, the bus calls at Capel le Ferne, a village perched atop the cliffs, offering panoramic views of the English Channel. The stunning coastal scenery extends as the bus arrives in Folkestone, where the sparkling waters and bustling harbour paint a picturesque coastal portrait.
The bus then travels through Sandgate, where the War Memorial stands as a poignant reminder of the area’s history. The coastal charm persists as the journey continues through Seabrook, where the bus passes The Fountain, a quaint pub that exudes a sense of warmth and hospitality.
The route progresses to Hythe Red Lion Square, a bustling town centre with a vibrant atmosphere. The scenery transitions as the bus makes its way through Dymchurch, with its charming High Street and proximity to the iconic Light Railway Station, adding a touch of nostalgia to the journey.
Passing through the coastal town of St Mary’s Bay the bus arrives at New Romney, with alternative services continuing to Littlestone on Sea, and others to Greatstone on Sea and finally to Lydd.
A Fab Day Out!
Starting in Dover, don’t miss a visit to the iconic Dover Castle, one of England’s most renowned fortresses, boasting centuries of history and breathtaking views of the English Channel.
As the bus departs, it reaches Hythe, a delightful coastal town. Explore the picturesque Hythe Canal, stroll along the vibrant High Street, and visit St. Leonard’s Church, known for its beautiful stained glass windows.
Continuing the journey, the bus arrives at Folkestone, a bustling seaside town with a vibrant Creative Quarter. Discover art galleries, independent shops, and enjoy a leisurely walk along the Folkestone Leas, a cliff-top promenade offering panoramic views of the coast.
Next, the bus stops at Dymchurch, a charming village famous for its sandy beach and the historic Dymchurch Railway. Take a nostalgic ride on the miniature steam railway, or simply relax on the beach and enjoy the coastal atmosphere.
As the journey continues, the bus passes through St. Mary’s Bay, a serene coastal area perfect for a peaceful walk along the shore. Admire the beautiful sea views and unwind in the tranquil surroundings.
Arriving at New Romney, a historic market town, visit St. Nicholas Church with its unique twisted spire, and explore the Romney Marsh Visitor Centre to learn about the area’s fascinating natural and cultural heritage.
Next, the bus reaches Lydd, a charming town with a rich medieval past. Visit St. Mary’s Church, a stunning example of medieval architecture, and explore the Lydd Town Museum to delve into the town’s captivating history.
Gateway to the 102
By South Eastern Railway from London St. Pancras International or London Victoria or London Charing Cross and Waterloo East to Dover Priory.