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


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


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

<September 2016 

14 September 2015 to 28 October 2015

Mark Edwards - 'Whole Earth' at Canterbury Christ Church UniversityMon 14 Sep - Wed 28 Oct 2015This academic year, the Sustainability Department at Christ Church have arranged for us to be one of a number of universities across the world to host international environmental photographer Mark Edwards’ new ‘WHOLE EARTH?’ exhibition.

24 September 2015 to 08 October 2015

Friends of the Herne Bay Clock Tower Writing CompThu 24 Sep - Thu 8 Oct 2015Write us a scary story, make our flesh creep. Think about the strange feeling of not being alone, though no one else should be there? Footsteps behind you on the stair..! And what is that strange noise outside the bedroom door?

28 September 2015 to 04 October 2015

Di Long at Bay ART GalleryMon 28 Sep - Sun 4 Oct 2015Di Long - fascinating photos.

26 September 2015 to 15 November 2015

The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2015 at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 26 Sep - Sun 15 Nov 2015The British Wildlife Photography Awards showcase the work of both amateur and professional photographers who have captured the beauty and diversity of British wildlife.

12 September 2015 to 08 November 2015

Canterbury Catch Club: its music and musicians at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 12 Sep - Sun 8 Nov 2015Canterbury Catch Club met from 1779 to 1865, offering members a convivial evening of music, food, drink and tobacco, followed by the witty catches popular in England for centuries.

19 September 2015 to 04 October 2015

Canterbury Oast Trust at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 19 Sep - Sun 4 Oct 2015This exhibition is a collaborative and eclectic collection of unique pieces with the theme of the journey of a creative process developing through material, collaboration, friendship and ideas into a beautiful object.

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