This year’s day trip was to Dover, to see the White Cliffs, and the Castle.
The cliffs very conveniently have a section managed by the National Trust, with parking and a couple different options for tea rooms. There are a couple different walking paths, though the one closest to the cliff-side has by far the best view, even if it’s a bit uneven (I did the equivalent of 73 staircases on my Fitbit that day).
The longest walk brings you to the South Foreland Lighthouse, where the Mrs. Knotts tea room absolutely won my ongoing survey of British cream teas (for science!) on atmosphere, at least. It’s actually in the lighthouse, has the most perfect English tea room kit, and was delicious.