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Dating back to the 1790's, Whitstable Castle and Gardens has been home to local merchants and dignitaries remaining a landmark attraction throughout its history. It is a 'must see' for everyone visiting the town of Whitstable.
A wonderful way to capture the magic of the river is through our candlelit evening tours! These tours are provided solely for our group markets, usually with a minimum number of ten participants (subject to a minimum charge).
Honey Hill, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9JR, Tel: 01227 765168, www.druidstone.net(2 miles, 3 km)
Set in attractive gardens and woodland, Druidstone caters for the imagination of all ages. Go on a walk through the enchanted woodland, enjoy hands on experience with the farmyard animals.
An entertaining blend of history, humour and haunting amongst the old city, as the shadows gather meet the ghosthunter for a 75 minute tour of the spooky side of Canterbury.
5 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB, Tel: 01227 276998, www.canterbury.co.uk/museums/coastal-museums.aspx(4 miles, 6 km)
Dive into maritime history and explore the town. The fascinating displays give townspeople and visitors an idea of why Whitstable is here and how it has changed over the years.
Yorkletts, Whitstable, Kent, CT2 9JX, Email(1 miles, 2 km)
This is a place for a great walk set on the edge of the Blean Woodland area. See a wood with a difference! This is the Flagship Site, one of 33 woods plant around the UK, for the Trafalgar Woods Project to commemorate the 200th anniversary.
This fabulous new visitor attraction 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, 7 km)
The ruins of a 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.
Escape the busy pavements and lay back into the cushions, meander down the river and see the City as you never could on foot. Listen to historic Canterbury's rich and fascinating story as you sip champagne and view medieval buildings.
Whitstable, CT5 4FJ, Email(3 miles, 5 km)
Duncan Down is the largest open space in Whitstable. Originally earmarked for housing in the 1930s, the land is now protected as a Village Green, providing opportunities for local people to relax and enjoy wildlife.
Church Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2PP, Tel: 01227 786109, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/your-community/support-for-voluntary-and-community-organisations/parishes/(4 miles, 7 km)
Situated near Canterbury Castle and the only standing pre-Norman conquest church inside the city walls.
Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TN, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/parks-and-gardens/dane-john-gardens/(4 miles, 7 km)
Canterbury's most popular park has been restored into attractive gardens with monuments and memorials, a bandstand with summertime concerts, a central fountain, a tearoom and a children's maze.
Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF, Tel: 01227 767345, www.english-heritage.org.uk/staugustinesabbey(5 miles, 8 km)
This great Abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded in AD 597 by St Augustine.
Whitehall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8BQ(4 miles, 6 km)
Set in the floodplan of the Great Stour just outside Canterbury, Hambrook Marshes is in an area of natural marshland located adjacent to the Riverside Retail Park in Wincheap.
80 London Road, Canterbury, CT2 8LS, Tel: 01227 786109, Email(4 miles, 6 km)
The church is 1000 years old and was the first to be dedicated to St Dunstan.
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.