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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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  • Barnum at The Marlowe TheatreTue 23 Jun - Sat 4 Jul 2015Barnum's the name, P T Barnum, and I want to tell you that tonight, on this stage, you are going to see - bar none - every sight, wonder and miracle that name stands for!
    Canterbury in the Age of the Magna Carta at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeFri 5 Jun - Sun 6 Sep 2015To celebrate the anniversary of this momentous occasion, the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge will be opening a new exhibition 'Canterbury in the Age of the Magna Carta', which will run from 5 June to 6 September 2015.
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  • Barnum at The Marlowe TheatreTue 23 Jun - Sat 4 Jul 2015Barnum's the name, P T Barnum, and I want to tell you that tonight, on this stage, you are going to see - bar none - every sight, wonder and miracle that name stands for!
    Canterbury in the Age of the Magna Carta at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeFri 5 Jun - Sun 6 Sep 2015To celebrate the anniversary of this momentous occasion, the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge will be opening a new exhibition 'Canterbury in the Age of the Magna Carta', which will run from 5 June to 6 September 2015.
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  • Barnum at The Marlowe TheatreTue 23 Jun - Sat 4 Jul 2015Barnum's the name, P T Barnum, and I want to tell you that tonight, on this stage, you are going to see - bar none - every sight, wonder and miracle that name stands for!
    Canterbury in the Age of the Magna Carta at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeFri 5 Jun - Sun 6 Sep 2015To celebrate the anniversary of this momentous occasion, the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge will be opening a new exhibition 'Canterbury in the Age of the Magna Carta', which will run from 5 June to 6 September 2015.
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01 July 2015 to 01 July 2015

ENO - Carman (LIVE) at Gulbenkian CinemaWed 1 Jul 2015English National Opera presents Carmen (LIVE) by Bizet. Probably the most popular opera in the world.

23 June 2015 to 04 July 2015

Barnum at The Marlowe TheatreTue 23 Jun - Sat 4 Jul 2015Barnum's the name, P T Barnum, and I want to tell you that tonight, on this stage, you are going to see - bar none - every sight, wonder and miracle that name stands for!

05 July 2015 to 05 July 2015

Royal Opera House - Guillaume Tell (live) at Gulbenkian CinemaSun 5 Jul 2015The opera's theme is liberty, as exemplified in the struggle against Austrian occupation led by the Swiss archer and patriot Guillaume Tell.

07 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

Dead Simple at The Marlowe TheatreTue 7 - Sat 11 Jul 2015From the creators of The Perfect Murder.

12 July 2015 to 12 July 2015

Justin Hayward at The Marlowe TheatreSun 12 Jul 2015An intimate evening with music legend Justin Hayward.

14 July 2015 to 14 July 2015

Jimmy Carr: Funny Business at The Marlowe TheatreTue 14 Jul 2015Jimmy Carr brings his brand-new stand up show to The Marlowe.

08 July 2015 to 18 July 2015

In The Making: PGCE Exhibition at Sidney Cooper GalleryWed 8 - Sat 18 Jul 2015In the Making is the culmination of the Post Graduate Certificate of Education students' response to this intense and exciting experience of learning to become artist-designer/teachers.

19 July 2015 to 19 July 2015

Dead Ivor And His Leading Ladies at The Marlowe TheatreSun 19 Jul 2015The Marlowe Friends Committee presents Dear Ivor And His Leading Ladies. An affectionate tribute to Ivor Novello, one of the best-loved figures in the history of British theatre.

20 July 2015 to 25 July 2015

Dreamboats And Miniskirts at The Marlowe TheatreMon 20 - Sat 25 Jul 2015The sequel to the smash-hit musical Dreamboats and Petticoats.

29 July 2015 to 30 July 2015

Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom at The Marlowe TheatreWed 29 - Thu 30 Jul 2015A magical show from the makers of Peppa Pig.

31 July 2015 to 31 July 2015

Stained Galss Talk and Afternoon Tea at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeFri 31 Jul 2015We are delight that Léonie Seliger, Director of Stained Glass, will talk about the rescue of the precious 12th and 13th century Ancestor figures from the Cathedral's largest window. Afterwards enjoy a full afternoon tea.

05 June 2015 to 06 September 2015

Canterbury in the Age of the Magna Carta at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeFri 5 Jun - Sun 6 Sep 2015To celebrate the anniversary of this momentous occasion, the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge will be opening a new exhibition 'Canterbury in the Age of the Magna Carta', which will run from 5 June to 6 September 2015.

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