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St Augustine's Abbey
English Heritage

Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF, Tel: 01227 767345, Email, www.english-heritage.org.uk/staugustinesabbey

Coach park: Offsite

This great Abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded in AD 597 by St Augustine.

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  • Drop off: On Site
  • Visit hrs: 2
  • Rail station: Canterbury East (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Whitstable Museum, logo
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

5 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB, Tel: 01227 276998, Email, www.canterbury-museums.co.uk

Dive into maritime history and explore the town. The fascinating displays give townspeolpe and visitors an idea of why Whitstable is here and how it has changed over the years.

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  • Rail station: Whistable (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Whitstable Oyster Yawl 'The Favourite'

Island Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1EP, www.favourite.org.uk

This oyster yawl, which is also known as a smack, was built in 1890 by the Whitstable Shipping company and worked until 1944. She can now be viewed between the seawall and Island Wall, about 200m east of the Neptune pub.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Wildwood
lOtC Site Provider AwardSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Herne Common, Herne Bay, CT6 7LQ, Tel: 01227 712111, Email, www.wildwoodtrust.org

Wildwood Wild Animal Park is a year-round experience for all the family in 40 acres of ancient woodland with over 50 species of British wildlife. Enjoy special events, talks and feeds around the park, adventure playzone and restaurant.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre, exterior

11 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable, CT5 1AF, Tel: 01227 281174, Email, www.horsebridge-centre.org.uk

The Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre is located just yards from the beach in the centre of Whitstable town, on a site which has a long tradition of community and cultural activity and offers stunning sea views.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Kent Museum of Freemasonry, interior
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

St. Peters Place, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DA, Tel: 01227 785625, Email, eastkentfreemasons.org/kent-museum-of-freemasonry

Open to all and free to visit, one of the UK's finest collections of Masonic artefacts will take you on a surprising and informative interactive journey through the history of Freemasonry in Kent and beyond, dispelling myths along the way.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Polar Helicopters, Ramsgate

Hangar 10, Spitfire Way, Kent International Airport, Ramsgate, CT12 5FF, Tel: 01843 823067, Email, www.polarhelicopters.co.uk

Helicopter flights.Get a birds eye view of Canterbury Cathedral or fly along the White Cliffs of Dover, take in the breathtaking views of the beautiful Kent countryside and coastline. Why not have a go at flying?Open 7 days a week all year.

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  • Rail station: Minster or Ramsgate (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Polar Helicopters, Ramsgate

Hangar 10, Spitfire Way, Kent International Airport, Ramsgate, CT12 5FF, Tel: 01843 823067, Email, www.polarhelicopters.co.uk

Helicopter flights.Get a birds eye view of Canterbury Cathedral or fly along the White Cliffs of Dover, take in the breathtaking views of the beautiful Kent countryside and coastline. Why not have a go at flying?Open 7 days a week all year.

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  • Rail station: Minster or Ramsgate (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Kent County Cricket Club, wicket and bat
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3NZ, Tel: 01227 456886, Email, www.kentcricket.co.uk

While in Kent why not experience the fun and excitement of cricket - the English game? Kent County Cricket Club is the birthplace of the county game and offers groups the opportunity to enjoy the most English of pastimes.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (2 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Mount Ephraim House
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Staple Street, Hernhill, Faversham, ME13 9TX, Tel: 01227 751496, Email, www.mountephraimgardens.co.uk

Mount Ephraim Gardens have plenty to offer and delight visitors. Unwind in these ten acres of gardens, set in the heart of an 800 acre estate with magnificent views over the Swale Estuary.

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  • Rail station: Faversham (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Greyfriars Chapel

Adjacent to 6 Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR, Tel: 01227 471688, Email, www.eastbridgehospital.org.uk

The only remaining building of the first English Franciscan Friary.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Herne Bay Mini Golf Club

iFun @ Sundancers, 136 - 145 Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 8SS, Tel: 01227 375098, Email, www.ifunatsandancers.co.uk

Herne Bay Mini Golf is an 18 hole course right on Herne Bay's seafront, just 3 minutes walk from the Pier. It is a great family activity and suitable for all ages and abilities.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Goodnestone Park Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Goodnestone, Wingham, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1PL, Tel: 01304 840107, Email, www.goodnestoneparkgardens.co.uk

A peaceful and romantic garden with connections to Jane Austen and one of only three gardens in Kent to be awarded the coveted two stars in the Good Garden Guide.

 
 
 
Coach parking in Herne Bay

Herne Bay, CT6 5EW, Tel: 01227 862000, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/parking

Buses and coaches can park in designated bays in this car park for £3 a day.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Whitstable Cycle Hire, on beach
Beautiful South Awards Silver

61 Harbour Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AG, Tel: 01227 388058, Email, www.kentcyclehire.com

Daily or weekly hire of bicycles, tandems, tag-alongs and child-trailers – for recreational cyclists, families, tourists and student groups, exploring the town and gentle coastline of Whitstable – or taking a trip to Canterbury.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Coach parking in Whitstable

Whitstable, CT5 2HH, Tel: 01227 862000, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/parking

Coaches may park in three designated bays in Tankerton Road car park for £3 for any period up to 24 hours.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Canterbury Coach Park and welcome centre

Kingsmead Road, Canterbury, CT1 1AY, Tel: 01227 862000, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/parking

There are 48 coach parking paces at the Canterbury Coach Park which is currently situated in Kingsmead Road. This park replaces the old site at Kingsmead and provides a short and pleasant riverside walk to the City centre.

 
 
Herne Bay Cycle Hire
Beautiful South Awards Silver

Pier Approach, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JN, Tel: 01227 388058, Email, www.kentcyclehire.com

Daily or weekly hire of bicycles, tandems, tag-alongs and child-trailers - for recreational cyclists, families, tourists and student groups, exploring the coastline between Whitstable and Reculver or inland towards Canterbury.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay Station (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
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