Tunnel stop

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  1. FIDGET

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    Hi , any suggestions on late pm Free stop before tunnel ( travelling M26/ M20 towards tunnel), as travelling early AM booking.
    Or easy free stop calais for arrival very late pm or early am from tunnel.
    Thanks in anticipation,:sin: Terry:sin:
     
  2. MikeD

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    I have never done this but I understand that if you arrive after midnight for an early morning crossing they let you stay in the carpark.

    It might be worth giving them a phonecall :thumb::thumb:
     
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    The park & ride in Canterbury though not free is a pretty safe bet :Eek!:
     
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    There is a Tesco at Cheriton, just off junction 12 of the M20, I've seen MHs parked there overnight. You can then get to the tunnel on the A20 - it's signed from the roundabout off the motorway. :thumb:
     
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    Hi, Try Citi Europe in Calais, a few mins from Tunnel or 10mns from Ferry and good shopping for food and next door to police station as well, I have parked there everytime I come and go via Calais and always had a good park up Regards Garry Flatpackchicken

    Here are the coordinates' that will take you right to it and if you copy nd paste into Google maps you can see exactly for yourself where it is.

    50.933126,1.811161
     
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    51° 7'44.39"N 0°53'44.33"E. Trucks overnighting every where Terry, never felt so safe.

    Have a good one in the new van buddy and hope to see you at Corfe Castle in June....Griff
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    Should have written it thus........ 51° 7'44.39" 0°53'44.33"
     
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  7. Phill D

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    the Drum inn is 10 mins max from shuttle and 5 mins off the motorway

    http://www.thedruminn.com/

    get a beer and a meal some kip and off :thumb:
     
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    At Calais we stop there going both ways on the Chunnel It's right next to Carrafour supermarket. Never had a problem
     
  9. TheTwoOfUs

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    They certainly didn't let us stay when we arrived about 3.00am for a 6.00am departure. We were given the option of taking the next train or leaving the site.
     
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    Junction 11 for Folkestone racecourse Take A20 off the roundabout over rail flyover then off the next roundabout there is an unused spur, get there at the right time, looks ok. sometimes a bacon butty van there too.:Smile: :thumb:

    Unless since google map van was there they have used the spur ??
     
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    Used the Drum I. A couple of times, first time they gave us a discount for camping as we had a meal in the pub, next time we stopped no discount and I personally thought £20 was a bit expensive.
     
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    Go http://www.stop24.co.uk/

    £6 for 24 hours CAR, Motorhome by the looks of it £20

    So the spur on the A20 looks favourite :Laughing:
     
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    When travelling at night we make the crossing then spend the rest of the night in the a Cite a Europe aire on the Boulavard du Kent. There are no facilities but it's only about 10 minutes away from the tunnel and ideal for an early start directly onto the motorways in the morning. It's also very convenient for supermarket shopping.
    Brynric
     
  14. Phill D

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    wont be using the Drum again then if discount gone. £20 is big site prices:Doh:
     
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    Never paid anywhere near £20 for a nights stop!
    If you don't mind being a little further away ( the other side of Dover, overlooking the port) there is a really nice road that leads up to the Dover Patrol Memorial, called Granville Rd, St Margarets at Cliffe. Nice view across the channel, really peaceful and other camper vans turn up throughout the evening. If your feeling energetic, you can walk down the cliffs to the beach where there is a nice pub ( The Coastguard)

    Now for some useless facts......
    Peter Ustinov, Miriam Margoyles, Noël Coward and Ian Fleming (007 bloke) used to have houses there. If its good enough for them.........

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