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Location and Surroundings

TOR is approximately 5 miles from the ancient and interesting city of Canterbury. It is ideally suited for touring the fascinating area of East Kent, an area abounding in small villages, orchards and parklands. We are also within easy reach of sea-side towns such as Deal, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Margate and Ramsgate.

Ickham in relation to CanterburyFor a visual guide to our location, please click the map above

Distances in miles from Ickham:
Ashford 20
Bridge 3
Canterbury 5
Dover 22
Gatwick 72
Central London 68
Maidstone 35
Sandwich 7

We regret that due to circumstances beyond our control, we are only able to have ONE SIGN at the entrance to the spa. We apologise for this, but sadly there is nothing we can do about it.

Directions

From Canterbury
Take the A257 road to Sandwich. You will go past Canterbury Golf Club on your route to Littlebourne. You need to drive down the hill at Littlebourne passing the recreation ground and the village shop on your left. You will then see the Anchor Inn on your right hand side. Take a left at the junction, sign posted Ickham and Wickhambreaux. Travel for about a mile. The road runs parallel with the Little Stour River. You will pass a white Mill before you come to a right turn sign posted Drill lane. Turn right into it, go up it, and turn left at the top. Travel a further 30 metres and you come to a junction. Ahead will be signposted Wickham Lane. Turn left onto it and after 20 metres you will see the TOR sign on the right. Turn right into it and go down the gravel driveway to the left hand side of the entrance.

From the A2
Take Bridge turn off and turn left at the first junction. Make for Patrixbourne, Bekesbourne. Take the first left at the pancake roundabout, sign posted to Littlebourne. You will pass Howletts Zoo on your way into the village of Littlebourne. At the junction you will see The Anchor Inn on your left handside. Ahead, slightly to the left a road is the road you need to take. This is Nargate Street, drive along it for about a mile. The road runs parallel with the Little Stour River. You will pass a white Mill before you come to a right turn sign posted Drill lane. Turn right into it, go up it and turn left at the top. Travel a further 30 metres and you come to a junction. Ahead will be signposted Wickham Lane. Turn left onto it and after 20 metres you will see the TOR sign on the right. Turn right into it and go down the gravel driveway to the left hand side of the entrance.

From Herne Bay on A291
Head towards Sturry and turn left for Fordwich. Turn left at Stodmarsh Road and make for Wickhambreaux. When you reach Wickhambreaux, you will see The Rose Inn on your left hand side. Keep going, passing a white Mill on your right hand side. 50 metres from the Mill you will see a junction on your left sign posted Wickham Lane. Travel up it till you reach the corner at the end. Before the corner will be the TOR junction on your left. Turn left down the gravel driveway.

From Thanet on the A28
Near Upstreet, turn left for Grove Ferry and make for Wickhambreaux. When you reach Wickhambreaux, you will see The Rose Inn on your left hand side. Keep going, passing a white Mill on your right hand side. 50 metres from the Mill you will see a junction on your left sign posted Wickham Lane. Travel up it till you reach the corner at the end. Before the corner will be the TOR junction on your left. Turn left down the gravel driveway.

From Thanet on the A256 / A251
Head towards Sandwich, then at the Sandwich roundabout turn right for Wingham. Drive through Wingham heading for Littlebourne. As You exit Wingham you will pass The Railway Farm Shop on the left hand side. About 100 metres after that will be a right turn, sign posted Ickham. If you pass a Jet Petrol Station you have gone too far. Drive along the road for about a mile and you will enter Ickham. The village pond will be on your left, then the church on your right, then The Duke William Pub on your left. Down the slight hill, being careful around the corner. Go past The Old Rectory and the road bears round to the right. On the right will be the TOR sign. As you go in the drive way turn left down the gravel driveway.

Trains

The Local Train Stations are:

  • Canterbury East
  • Canterbury West

Taxis are available outside both stations. We are approximately 15 to 20 minutes away.

With the help of Google Maps and Street View, here is a quick visual guide to where we are. Some people find it hard to find us in Wickham Lane, so these instructions should help you. For written directions from different towns, click here.

IckhamWe are in Wickham Lane, Ickham, just south of Wickhambreaux. Here is a visual guide of the route using Street View. Click each picture to go to the Street View location.

Wickham RoadThis is Wickham Road as it approaches the turning (on the left) for Wickham Lane. Turn into Wickham Lane.

Wickham LaneAs you drive into Wickham Lane, you will immediately pass a house and then go into open land. Go down until you see a bend with a house in the distance.

Wickham LaneAs you approach the bend, the turning is on the left.

Entrance in Wickham LaneEnter the gate and bear to the left, follow round to the spa. Here’s another reminder of where we are on the local map.

Tor Spa Retreat on the map in Ickham

Tel: 01227 728500

TOR Spa Retreat Ltd, Wickham Lane, Ickham, Canterbury, Kent CT3 1RD

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