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Built in 1380 the Westgate Towers is England's oldest surviving Medieval Gateway. Explore its unique history and take in some of the most iconic views in the county of Kent from the battlements viewpoint!
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.
The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge provides state of the art special and permanent exhibition galleries, a brand new library, excellent learning facilities and a varied programme of events for all ages.
Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR, Tel: 01227 862162, Email(4 miles, 6 km)
The ruins of the Canterbury Norman Castle keep and castle walls and one of the three original royal castles in Kent. There are interpretation panels, a tactile model of the castle (circa 1200AD) and elevated viewing areas.
Chartham Hatch, Canterbury, CT4 7LS, Tel: 01622 662012, www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/south-blean(4 miles, 7 km)
Decidious woodland, conifer and sweet chestnut plantation, as well as bog and heath.
St Peter's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT, Tel: 01227 786109(4 miles, 7 km)
St Peter's Church has been a place of prayer and worship for over 900 years and its charm and peace are in marked contrast to the busy street.
Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NQ, www.eastbridgehospital.org.uk/(4 miles, 7 km)
Almost in the centre of Canterbury and behind Eastbridge Hospital is a surprisingly serene garden setting where can be found the Greyfriars Chapel.
Canterbury, CT2 8NL, explorekent.org/activities/whitehall-meadows-and-bingley-island/(4 miles, 6 km)
Whitehall Meadows and Bingley Island dates back to the Doomsday period. Today it is one of a few areas of riverside grassland that has not been treated with weedkillers or fertilisers, which means that a wide variety of species can thrive.
Off Mill Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2BZ(4 miles, 7 km)
Located next to the River Stour, this very small walled garden is paved with natural stone and it provides a quiet space with seating. The planting is designed to attract bees and butterflies in the centre of the city.
Canterbury, CT4 7PQ, explorekent.org/activities/larkey-valley-wood-local-nature-reserve/(2 miles, 4 km)
This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.
Canterbury, CT2 8NL, explorekent.org/activities/hambrook-marshes/(4 miles, 6 km)
Hambrook Marshes is set in the floodplain of the Great Stour in Wincheap, Canterbury. Offering opportunities for walking, cycling and birdwatching, the marshes are a place for the whole community.
80 London Road, Canterbury, CT2 8LS, Tel: 01227 786109(4 miles, 7 km)
St Dunstan's Church is 1000 years old and was the first to be dedicated to St Dunstan.
Adjacent to 6 Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR, Tel: 01227 471688, www.eastbridgehospital.org.uk(4 miles, 7 km)
Greyfriars Chapel is the only building now remaining of the first English Franciscan Friary built in 1267, forty three years after the first Friars settled in Canterbury, during the lifetime of St Francis of Assisi.