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 2015>

20 September 2014 to 31 March 2015

Kent Freemasonry and the First World War at Kent Museum of FreemasonrySat 20 Sep 2014 - Tue 31 Mar 2015A new temporary exhibition at Canterbury's Kent Museum of Freemasonry displays many items relating to The Great War and freemasonry that will be of interest to historians, anthropologists, genealogists and masons alike.

06 September 2015 to 06 September 2015

Gala Night At The Proms at The Marlowe TheatreSun 6 Sep 2015Join conductor John Perkins, soprano Kathryn Jenkin and The Kent Concert Orchestra in the great British tradition of patriotic 'last night; favourites, including Land Of Hope And Glory, Jerusalem and Sea Songs.

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.

13 September 2015 to 13 September 2015

Apple Sunday at Mount Ephraim GardensSun 13 Sep 2015Join us for our annual Apple Sunday festival to celebrate the apple harvest. Enjoy live music, apple pressing demonstrations, harvest crafts, a cider bar, family entertainment and plenty of stalls selling apples and local produce.

13 September 2015 to 13 September 2015

Love Is The Sweetest Thing at The Marlowe TheatreSun 13 Sep 2015Michael Law returns with a tribute to the crooners of the 1930s.

13 September 2015 to 13 September 2015

London to Canterbury Cycle ChallengeSun 13 Sep 2015The London to Canterbury Cycle Challenge will take place on Sunday 13 September 2015, with its start line being at Greenwich Park, London.

14 September 2015 to 16 September 2015

Blood Brothers at The Marlowe TheatreMon 14 - Wed 16 Sep 2015Have you ever heard the story of the Johnstone twins?

26 September 2015 to 26 September 2015

Stepping Out 2 Night at The Kings HallSat 26 Sep 2015Come and enjoy a social evening of Ballroom, Latin American, Argentine Tango and Sequence dancing.

25 September 2015 to 27 September 2015

Canterbury Food and Drink Festival at Dane John GardensFri 25 - Sun 27 Sep 2015Canterbury Food & Drink Festival will be returning to the Dane John Gardens, Canterbury in 2015.

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.

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