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Whitstable’s Alleys

Between the High Street and the beach

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It seems a strange thing to call an attraction, but Whitstable is full of secret alleyways, in particular running between the High Street, Middle Wall, Island Wall and the beach, all charming and intriguing in their own special way. The most famous, and narrow, is the appropriately named Squeeze Gut Alley, but there are a dozen or so others, (Coastguard's Alley, The Horsebridge, Collar's Alley, to name a few) all worth searching out. The alley ways developed naturally centuries ago as local residents wandered down to the sea. Of course, they also served as a network of escape routes for smugglers illegally trading in tobacco and spirits.

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