Privacy Policy

Data Protection Act 1998

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal duty to protect any personal information we collect from you.

We will only use personal information you supply to us for the reason that you provided it for.
We will only hold your information for as long as necessary to fulfil that purpose.
We will not pass your information to any other parties (including other Council departments) unless this is made clear to you at the time you supplied it.
All employees and contractors who have access to your personal data or are associated with the handling of that data are obliged to respect your confidentiality.

Cookies and IP addresses

A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive by your web browser. We do use cookies to make it easier for you to complete on-line forms and questionnaires but these are only temporary and do not identify you or your visit to our site. However, the computers which host our website do maintain site logs which include the IP address details of all machines accessing our pages. This enables us to monitor website usage so we can

See which pages are the most popular
See which pages are seldom or never visited
See how extensively the Council Website is used
Any IP information is treated as strictly confidential and is not published or divulged to any third party.

1. Information we may collect from you

1. We may collect and process the following data about you:

1. Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use the Website, subscribing to our service and any additional, posting material, contributions or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by us and when you report a problem with our Website.

2. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

3. We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.

4. Details of transactions you carry out through our Website.

5. Details of your visits to the Website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.

2. IP addresses and cookies

1) We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

2) For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies are used to make our Website work and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

(a) To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.

(b) To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our Website according to your individual interests.

(c) To speed up your searches.

(d) To recognise you when you return to our Website.

3) The cookies used on our Website are:

(a) ASP.NET_SessionId - This cookie is essential for the operation and navigation of the website. The cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

(b) ASPSESSIONIDS******* - This cookie is used to report website 404 errors to our website host. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

(c) _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz - These cookies are used by Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

(d) dmsTPC - This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of Google Analytics cookies on the Visit Canterbury website. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

4) Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

5) This privacy policy does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

6) We may embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube's embedding videos information page.

7) We may display either (or both) of the following widgets:

(a) Feed widgets (widgets that display a feed from our social network page). These widgets do not create a cookie.

(b) Sharing widgets (widgets such as Facebook Like, Twitter Share or AddThis) which enable you to share content of Visit Canterbury website to your friends or followers. By default these do not create a cookie until you have clicked on the graphic or icon representing the sharing network you would like to use. By clicking the graphic or icon you consent to transmitting data to the respective social network.
Facebook's privacy policy on social plugins:
Twitter's privacy policy on cookies and information sharing:
AddThis' privacy policy on cookies and information sharing:

3. Where we store your personal data

As our servers are located in the United Kingdom, the data that we collect from you is obtained, processed, stored and transmitted in compliance with data protection legislation including the Data Protection Act 1998 and European Directive 95/46 and 2002/58. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use appropriate procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

4. Uses made of the information

1) We use information held about you in the following ways:

(a) To ensure that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

(b) To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.

(c) To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into through our Website.

(d) To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.

(e)To notify you about changes to our service.

(f) To regularly update you about our services and promotions in Newsletters.

2) We may also use your data, or permit affiliates to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by email, text post or telephone.

3) Where we permit our affiliates to use your data, we (or they) will contact you only if you have consented to this.

4) We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in SW1). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.

If you have any query about personal information that we may hold, please write to:

Janet Taylor
Deputy Head of Legal Services
Canterbury City Council
Military Road
Kent CT1 1YW


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Picture Credits

Images on this website have been sourced from Art Hewitt, Karen Kelly, Sue Robinson, Tim Stubbings (, Joanna Sword, Visit Kent, Historic River Tours Company, and Wildwood Trust Woodland and Discover Park. Tiger picture taken at Howletts. Cycling images © David Young (Sustrans). Duncan Down images © A clark. Whitstable Yacht Club image © Nick Champion. Rupert Bear™, © 2009 Classic Media Distribution Limited/Express Newspapers. Herne Bay Festival Image © Paul Spree. All Rights Reserved. Image thanks to Rupert Bear - Follow the Magic Magazine.


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We cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions
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What's On

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10 September 2015 to 11 September 2015

Heritage Open Day St Martin's ChurchThu 10 - Fri 11 Sep 2015St. Martins Church: Follow in the footsteps of Queen Bertha of Kent, who prayed here in the 6th century AD. Part Roman, part Saxon, part mediaeval, St. Martin's is the oldest church in continuous use in the English speaking world.

10 September 2015 to 12 September 2015

Heritage Open Day Greyfriars Franciscan Chapel at Greyfriars ChapelThu 10 - Sat 12 Sep 2015Only remaining building of the first English Franciscan friary, built during the lifetime of St Francis of Assisi. The Greyfriars gardens will be open 10th - 12th September as normal with Chapel being open in the afternoons.

04 September 2015 to 05 September 2015

Elvis Tribute Night at Herne Bay Little TheatreFri 4 - Sat 5 Sep 2015Chris Field and Kirk Kreole are returning - and we can definitely say 'By Popular Demand' - to our theatre on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th September. This really is a good evening.

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.

05 September 2015 to 05 September 2015

Joshua's Fundraising Wine and Wisdom at The Institute Hall Sat 5 Sep 2015Joshua's fundraising wine and wisdom at Insitute Hall in Herne on 5th September, 2015. Want come and join the fun and pitch your wits against some others?

11 September 2015 to 11 September 2015

Heritage Open Day Zoar ChapelFri 11 Sep 2015This small chapel is built into one of the bastions of the city wall. Formerly a reservoir for the city of Canterbury, it has been a place of worship for strict and particular Baptists since 1845. The chapel will be open for viewing.

05 September 2015 to 05 September 2015

Canterbury Record and CD Collector Fair at St Thomas' ChurchSat 5 Sep 2015This fair has just about everything; there are dealers who are highly specialised in very collectable material, but there are also dealers who offer bargains and very inexpensive records and CDs.

03 September 2015 to 03 September 2015

Bollywood Blast Dance Class at Canterbury AcademyThu 3 Sep 2015Experience the exhilaration of a Bollywood Blast Dance Class, Simple Steps, Simply taught to create the Bollywood factor for everyone, everywhere, everytime!

10 September 2015 to 13 September 2015

Heritage Open Day Fordwich Town HallThu 10 - Sun 13 Sep 2015Built in 1544 during the reign of Henry VIII, this brick and timber framed building was once used as a court room and jail. The Town Hall is still used by the present Town Council for meetings, and it is the oldest and smallest still in use

04 September 2015 to 06 September 2015

50th Festival at University of Kent Fri 4 - Sun 6 Sep 2015Join in a fun-filled weekend of activities at the University of Kent's 50th Festival on 4, 5 and 6 September. There is a packed programme of musical, sporting and academic activities.

11 September 2015 to 13 September 2015

Heritage Open Days: Augustine House at Augustine HallFri 11 - Sun 13 Sep 2015A fine new building opened in 2009 designed by ADP architects. It houses library and student support facilities, conference and exhibition areas.

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.

10 September 2015 to 10 September 2015

The Romans Beneath Your Feet at Canterbury Roman MuseumThu 10 Sep 2015Step back in time and beneath the streets of the modern city discover evidence of the bustling Roman town of Durovernum Cantiacorum.

04 September 2015 to 04 September 2015

Beatles vs Stones at Theatre in the ParkFri 4 Sep 2015The VOX Beatles and Not The Rolling Stones!

11 September 2015 to 11 September 2015

CoCo and the Butterfields at Theatre in the ParkFri 11 Sep 2015Colourful, energetic and crowd-stamping, CoCo and the Butterfields express the intimate vibrancy of a village folk fair with powerful vocal melodies and an undercurrent of driving beatbox to deliver catchy songs.

24 August 2015 to 06 September 2015

Elaine Newman, Rob Tunrer and Derek Wright at Bay ART GalleryMon 24 Aug - Sun 6 Sep 2015Elaine Newman, Rob Turner and Derek Wright 'The Artist Next Door'. The work of 3 artists living in the same street ... The Painter, The Photographer, and the Map Maker.

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.

11 September 2015 to 11 September 2015

Poor Priests and Painted Plaster at Canterbury Heritage MuseumFri 11 Sep 2015Discover the story of Canterbury from millions of years ago to the present in one of England's finest surviving medieval buildings, once a hospital for Poor Priests.

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

02 September 2015 to 06 September 2015

05 September 2015 to 05 September 2015

Grubby Gang! at WildwoodSat 5 Sep 2015Let your kids go wild in the woodland! Learn about animals and nature with different activities each week including games, dens, bushcraft and mud sculptures.

06 September 2015 to 06 September 2015

RSC Live - Othello at Gulbenkian CinemaSun 6 Sep 2015After more than a decade working in film and television on projects from Star Wars to Holby City, Hugh Quarshie returns to the RSC to play Shakespeare's Othello.

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!

08 September 2015 to 12 September 2015

The History Boys at Playhouse Theatre WhitstableTue 8 - Sat 12 Sep 2015An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher.

06 September 2015 to 06 September 2015

Stunning Spiders at WildwoodSun 6 Sep 2015Learn all about spiders and go on a spider hunt around the park to discover some of the many different species that live on the buildings at Wildwood. with Natural Heritage Officer, Steve Kirk.

04 September 2015 to 06 September 2015

Wise Words Festival at CanterburyFri 4 - Sun 6 Sep 2015Inspiring wonder and encouraging curiosity through thought provoking talks, music, performances, stories and poetry.

10 September 2015 to 10 September 2015

The Sixteen: The Choral Pilgrimage 2015 at Canterbury CathedralThu 10 Sep 2015The Sixteen takes a trip back to 16th-century Spain and more specifically to one of the biggest, richest and most cosmopolitan cities on earth - Seville.

03 September 2015 to 03 September 2015

NT Live - The Beaux' Stratagem at Gulbenkian CinemaThu 3 Sep 2015Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.

10 September 2015 to 10 September 2015

The Great South Window at Canterbury CathedralThu 10 Sep 2015A unique opportunity to see conservation in action as Cathedral stonemasons and stained glass specialists provide a fascinating insight into the repair and restoration of the Cathedral's Great South Window.

10 September 2015 to 10 September 2015

Heritage Open Days Big Blocks for Bell Harry at Canterbury CathedralThu 10 Sep 2015Meet some of the Cathedral's expert team of stonemasons and see how medieval and modern methods combine. Wheelchair accessible route. For adults and accompanied children age 12+

12 September 2015 to 12 September 2015

Annual Hop Hoodening Service at Canterbury CathedralSat 12 Sep 2015Hop Hoodening is a celebration of the hop harvest, held annually at Canterbury. There is a short service of celebration followed by displays of Morris and Country Dancing in the Precincts.

01 September 2015 to 30 September 2015

Made in Whitstable at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreTue 1 - Wed 30 Sep 2015Makers and artists from the Whitstable collective come together to display a broad and exciting range of arts and crafts.

05 September 2015 to 05 September 2015

Home 3D at Gulbenkian CinemaSat 5 Sep 2015A funny, inventive and touching new animation featuring the voices of Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez.

02 September 2015 to 02 September 2015

Bastards (12A) at Gulbenkian CinemaWed 2 Sep 2015Every child deserves a future. How an illiterate woman took on tradition, her own family and the Moroccan legal system for the sake of her illegitimate child.

04 September 2015 to 10 September 2015

45 Years (cert tbc) at Gulbenkian CinemaFri 4 - Thu 10 Sep 2015Andrew Haigh's follow-up to his ecstatically received Weekend has been getting fantastic reviews.

11 September 2015 to 11 September 2015

The Old Vic's The Crucilble at Gulbenkian CinemaFri 11 Sep 2015From London's West End - Ricard Armitage stars in Arthur Miller's classic American drama, based on Salem's infamous witch trials, brought vivdly to life in this visceral new production.

09 September 2015 to 09 September 2015

How to Change the World & Panel Discussion at Gulbenkian CinemaWed 9 Sep 2015Chronicling the fascinating untold story behind the modern environmental movement, this gripping new film tells the story of eco-hero Robert Hunter.

09 September 2015 to 09 September 2015

Testament of Youth at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 9 Sep 2015Heartbreakingly moving story of the young Vera Brittain's life-changing experiences in the First World War, based on her best-selling memoir. Alicia Vikander takes the title role.

10 September 2015 to 10 September 2015

Comic Book Club at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreThu 10 Sep 2015A great monthly club for lovers of comics and graphic novels - a heady mix of industry professionals and fans of the artform. Have a beer and read great, inspiring, new or vintage graphic fiction. Contact the centre for future dates.

09 September 2015 to 15 September 2015

Land & Sea at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 9 - Tue 15 Sep 2015Paintings, etchings and drawings by artists based in London and Canterbury, many based on abstract landscape interpretations.

06 June 2015 to 06 September 2015

Canterbury in the Age of the Magna Carta at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 6 Jun - Sun 6 Sep 2015This exhibition, organised in partnership with Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Canterbury Christ Church University sets the ground-breaking document in the context of Canterbury's people and places. I

01 May 2015 to 31 October 2015

Create a Flying Exotic Bird at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeFri 1 May - Sat 31 Oct 2015Create your own flying bird using foam and feathers. Can you make it fly from one end of the gallery to the other?

22 August 2015 to 13 September 2015

The Spectacle at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 22 Aug - Sun 13 Sep 2015SKAR (South Kent Artists Reunited) are MA and BA Fine Art UCA graduates. They draw inspiration from the Beaney's long tradition as a Museum and Gallery and meeting place open to all, to create interpretations.

12 September 2015 to 12 September 2015

Beaney Best Bits - Highlights Tour at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 12 Sep 2015Discover highlights from the Beaney's collection, including Thomas Sidney Cooper's 'View of Canterbury from Tonford', and our very own mummified cat, as well as stories about key artworks, artefacts and colourful characters.

10 September 2015 to 10 September 2015

Canterbury Catch Club Music Exhibition at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeThu 10 Sep 2015In October 1915 the Beaney received a donation of books, music, and artefacts which belonged to the famous Canterbury Catch Club - a lively music club of the 19th century.

11 September 2015 to 11 September 2015

Canterbury Catch Club Music Exhibition at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeFri 11 Sep 2015In October 1915 the Beaney received a donation of books, music, and artefacts which belonged to the famous Canterbury Catch Club - a lively music club of the 19th century.

03 September 2015 to 03 September 2015

Cornelius Johnson: Charles I’s Forgotten Painter at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeThu 3 Sep 2015To coincide with her curated exhibition of his work at the National Portrait Gallery (running until Sept 13): Cornelius Johnson: Charles I’s Forgotten Painter, and with a particular focus on his Kentish sitters and work in The Beaney.

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.

01 September 2015 to 05 September 2015

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap at The Marlowe TheatreTue 1 - Sat 5 Sep 2015The legendary, record-breaking smash-hit thriller returns.

09 September 2015 to 12 September 2015

Handbagged at The Marlowe TheatreWed 9 - Sat 12 Sep 2015A brilliant new comedy direct from the West End.

05 September 2015 to 05 September 2015

Sea Story at Gulbenkian TheatreSat 5 Sep 2015Combining dance, storytelling, and music broadcast through our very own 'pirate' radio station, expect storms, shipwrecks, mermaids, jellyfish and a very curious sea creature…

09 September 2015 to 09 September 2015

Cafe Live - Digibury at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 9 Sep 2015Digibury is Kent's monthly meet-up event for digital and creative types.

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