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Coach tours in Canterbury, Dover, all across Kent, the UK and Europe

We are a well-known family run business established since 1932.

Quality never goes out of style

Gillies Coaches was officially formed as A.Gillie & Sons in November 1932 by the Gillie family. We initially started with three buses: a Morris 1930, a Manchester 1930 and a Willeys 1932, and a lorry!

The Gillie family moved to Aylesham from Northumberland in the early 1900s when the Kent coalfield pits first went into operation and the village was built.

The Gillies buses transported local men from Aylesham and the surrounding villages to the Snowdown Colliery in the Kent Coalfield and continued to do so until the collieries in this area closed in the late 1980s. In 1969, Stewart Gillie became a partner and in 1987 his son David joined the business while Stewart retired at the end of 2006.


  • Going the extra mile

    Going the extra mile

    From taking the local primary school kids swimming in Canterbury to organising a family coach tour in North Wales, our coaches today cover many occasions and events. Gillies Coaches has developed over the years from these humble beginnings to the high-quality coach hire provider that you see today.

  • Benefits of choosing our services

    Benefits of choosing our services

    • Ideal for venues across Kent
    • Safe, reliable and professional travel
    • Fully licensed and insured service
    • DBS checked drivers
    • Range of coaches for hire
  • The driver was very smart, very kind and most courteous. He took us on a lovely coastal drive. We certainly enjoyed our trip.


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