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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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01 July 2015 to 15 October 2015

Kent Wheel at University of Kent Wed 1 Jul - Thu 15 Oct 2015Enjoy panoramic views of the city of Canterbury and see from coast-to-coast, spotting local landmarks including Canterbury Cathedral and the Maunsell Sea Forts at Whitstable.

28 July 2015 to 09 August 2015

Lines in the Sand at Beach Creative Community Arts CentreTue 28 Jul - Sun 9 Aug 2015The Herne Bay Cartoon Festival includes an exhibition of new and original cartoons on the theme Lines in the Sand at Beach Creative which runs from Tuesday 28th July until Sunday 9th August.

25 July 2015 to 02 September 2015

Create a Roman Laurel Wreath at Canterbury Roman MuseumSat 25 Jul - Wed 2 Sep 2015Create a Roman Laurel Wreath and dress as a Roman Emperor or Empress.

27 July 2015 to 02 August 2015

Shellie Birkett - Rescued Relics at Bay ART GalleryMon 27 Jul - Sun 2 Aug 2015Shellie Birkett - Rescued Relics - Shellie and friends with a display of beautifully renovated upcycled items.

28 July 2015 to 09 August 2015

Martin Honeysett at Bay ART GalleryTue 28 Jul - Sun 9 Aug 2015An exhibition of work by Martin Honeysett for the Herne Bay Cartoon Festival.

18 July 2015 to 16 August 2015

Outrage! A brief history of offensive cartoons at The Seaside Museum, Herne BaySat 18 Jul - Sun 16 Aug 2015A brief history of offensive cartoons. Part of the third annual Herne Bay Cartoon Festival.

25 July 2015 to 02 September 2015

Create a Medieval pilgrim badge at Canterbury Heritage MuseumSat 25 Jul - Wed 2 Sep 2015Discover the colourful story of Thomas Becket, explore the interactive Medieval Discovery Gallery and create a fun pilgrim badge to take home inspired by those on display.

09 July 2015 to 27 September 2015

Whitstable's Rich Heritage at Whitstable Museum and GalleryThu 9 Jul - Sun 27 Sep 2015Shipbuilding, the first passenger railway and Whitstable as a popular leisure destination are explored in this new exhibition. Whitstable Museum’s archive has been raided to link early photographs, maps and artefacts with family memories i

23 July 2015 to 02 August 2015

Whitstable Oyster FestivalThu 23 Jul - Sun 2 Aug 2015Traditional events, such as the historic Landing of the Oysters, the colourful seafood themed Oyster Parade, as well as the bustling Harbour Food Fair and the Firework Finale.

25 July 2015 to 02 September 2015

Super Summer Holiday Events! at WildwoodSat 25 Jul - Wed 2 Sep 2015We have lots of fun events for the whold family at Wildwood during the Summer Holidays!

31 July 2015 to 04 August 2015

Amy (tbc) at Gulbenkian CinemaFri 31 Jul - Tue 4 Aug 2015The career of the late, great Amy Winehouse, her extraordinary talent and her personal demons are explored in Asif Kapadia's (Senna) brilliant, almost unbearably moving documentary.

29 July 2015 to 04 August 2015

Moving Light at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 29 Jul - Tue 4 Aug 2015Ceramic, paintings and prints: constantly changing light determines what we see.

29 July 2015 to 11 August 2015

Journey: Colin McGowan at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 29 Jul - Tue 11 Aug 2015A retrospective exhibition showing Colin's work in paint, pencil and raku-fired ceramics from the past 15 years.

25 July 2015 to 16 August 2015

Sew Much More… East Kent Embroiderers' Guild at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 25 Jul - Sun 16 Aug 2015Celebrating 45 years of stitching in Canterbury the East Kent Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild present an exciting exhibition of members’ recent work reflecting traditional and contemporary techniques.

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