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Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and the surrounding area

If you really want to escape from the pressures of modern life, the Canterbury district contains all the beauty that you would expect of east Kent. Meandering rivers, lush green pastures, fields of flowers, beaches and ancient woodland offer relaxation and recreation. 

Whitstable Beach

Coast

One of the district's major natural assets is the 14.5 miles of coastline stretching from Seasalter to Reculver, attracting a large number of visitors. More info.
Curtis Wood, Canterbury

Countryside

Travel for 15 minutes in any direction from Canterbury's city centre and you'll find yourself in the heart of East Kent's countryside. More info.

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What's On

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  • Craft and Gift Fair at The Kings HallSat 3 - Sun 4 Oct 2015A selection of the finest crafts and gifts Kent has to offer, with unique items to buy plus everything you need to start making crafts yourself.
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  • Canterbury FestivalSat 17 - Sat 31 Oct 2015Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival and attracts over 60,000 visitors every year to 200 events in two weeks.
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  • Canterbury FestivalSat 17 - Sat 31 Oct 2015Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival and attracts over 60,000 visitors every year to 200 events in two weeks.
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  • Canterbury FestivalSat 17 - Sat 31 Oct 2015Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival and attracts over 60,000 visitors every year to 200 events in two weeks.
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  • Canterbury FestivalSat 17 - Sat 31 Oct 2015Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival and attracts over 60,000 visitors every year to 200 events in two weeks.
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  • Canterbury FestivalSat 17 - Sat 31 Oct 2015Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival and attracts over 60,000 visitors every year to 200 events in two weeks.
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  • Canterbury FestivalSat 17 - Sat 31 Oct 2015Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival and attracts over 60,000 visitors every year to 200 events in two weeks.
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  • Canterbury FestivalSat 17 - Sat 31 Oct 2015Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival and attracts over 60,000 visitors every year to 200 events in two weeks.
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  • Ed Byrne - Outside, Looking In at Gulbenkian TheatreSun 25 Oct 2015That bloke. You know. The Irish guy. No, not the bald one. The other one. You know him. The one Carol from work really likes. Wait, that might be Jason Byrne. Anyway. Funny chap. Has a new show!
    Canterbury FestivalSat 17 - Sat 31 Oct 2015Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival and attracts over 60,000 visitors every year to 200 events in two weeks.
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  • Canterbury FestivalSat 17 - Sat 31 Oct 2015Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival and attracts over 60,000 visitors every year to 200 events in two weeks.
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  • Canterbury FestivalSat 17 - Sat 31 Oct 2015Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival and attracts over 60,000 visitors every year to 200 events in two weeks.
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  • Canterbury FestivalSat 17 - Sat 31 Oct 2015Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival and attracts over 60,000 visitors every year to 200 events in two weeks.
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  • Canterbury FestivalSat 17 - Sat 31 Oct 2015Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival and attracts over 60,000 visitors every year to 200 events in two weeks.
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  • Canterbury FestivalSat 17 - Sat 31 Oct 2015Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival and attracts over 60,000 visitors every year to 200 events in two weeks.
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  • Canterbury FestivalSat 17 - Sat 31 Oct 2015Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival and attracts over 60,000 visitors every year to 200 events in two weeks.

01 October 2015 to 01 October 2015

Dara O Briain: Crowd Tickler at The Marlowe TheatreThu 1 Oct 2015The star of Mock The Week.

02 October 2015 to 02 October 2015

Patrick Kielty - Help at Gulbenkian TheatreFri 2 Oct 2015Patrick Kielty returns to his stand up roots with a brand new show. But he can't do it on his own - he needs your help.

29 September 2015 to 03 October 2015

Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks at The Marlowe TheatreTue 29 Sep - Sat 3 Oct 2015A show based on the phenomenally successful Horrible Histories books.

30 September 2015 to 03 October 2015

Horrible Histories: Incredible Invaders at The Marlowe TheatreWed 30 Sep - Sat 3 Oct 2015A show based on the phenomenally successful Horrible Histories books.

03 October 2015 to 03 October 2015

Waverley - Great Days Out from Whitstable at Whitstable HarbourSat 3 Oct 2015Great days out from Whitstable. Celebrating 40 years of preservation. Fridays September 25 and October 9. Steam through Tower Bridge. Depart 11:00. Back by coach from London 19.30

03 October 2015 to 04 October 2015

Craft and Gift Fair at The Kings HallSat 3 - Sun 4 Oct 2015A selection of the finest crafts and gifts Kent has to offer, with unique items to buy plus everything you need to start making crafts yourself.

09 October 2015 to 09 October 2015

Waverley - Great Days Out from Whitstable at Whitstable HarbourFri 9 Oct 2015Great days out from Whitstable. Celebrating 40 years of preservation. Fridays September 25 and October 9. Steam through Tower Bridge. Depart 11:00. Back by coach from London 19.30

06 October 2015 to 10 October 2015

Wuthering Heights at The Marlowe TheatreTue 6 - Sat 10 Oct 2015A ballet version of the romantic masterpiece.

10 October 2015 to 10 October 2015

Canterbury postcard & Collectors Fair at Westgate HallSat 10 Oct 2015Dealers selling Postcards, Stamps, Playing Cards, Militaria, Coins, Cigarette Cards, Books, Breweriana, Ephemera, Antiques and Small Collectables etc.

18 October 2015 to 18 October 2015

Mad About The Musicals at The Marlowe TheatreSun 18 Oct 2015Starring Gareth Gates and Michael Courtney.

25 October 2015 to 25 October 2015

Ed Byrne - Outside, Looking In at Gulbenkian TheatreSun 25 Oct 2015That bloke. You know. The Irish guy. No, not the bald one. The other one. You know him. The one Carol from work really likes. Wait, that might be Jason Byrne. Anyway. Funny chap. Has a new show!

17 October 2015 to 31 October 2015

Canterbury FestivalSat 17 - Sat 31 Oct 2015Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival and attracts over 60,000 visitors every year to 200 events in two weeks.

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