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Tours of the Realm offer chauffeured, sightseeing tours of rural and historic Britain to small groups of up to 3 people. An exclusive, bespoke and superior service for discerning travellers. Day tours or longer tours available on request.
Sun Street, Canterbury, CT1 2HX, Tel: 01872 263692, Email, www.treasuretrails.co.uk/things-to-do/kent/canterbury
The Canterbury Spy Mission Treasure Trail is a must do activity if you're looking for things to do in Canterbury with the kids. It's even suitable for adults too! Can you follow the route and solve the sneaky clues set around Canterbury?
Enjoy a fascinating 90 minute tour of historic streets AND Cathedral Precincts with knowledgeable, entertaining guides to address your questions and special interests. All for £7.50 or less! Tours daily from the Buttermarket.
Suits 3 -4 , 22 Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 3AG, Tel: 07427687577, Email
The self guided Canterbury Dining Tour embarks on a historical passage through Canterbury's city walls, visiting some of the city's finest restaurants in the process.
Starts in William Street (car park), Herne Bay, CT6 5EW, www.hernebayculturaltrail.co.uk/
An opportunity to find the historical and general places of interest in the town with this walking cultural trail. Start at the historical mural in William Street and finish at Herne Bay Railway Station.
Canterbury, CT3 4BP, explorekent.org/activities/stodmarsh-national-nature-reserve-1-grove-ferry
This walk passes through an area of the reserve that used to flood naturally. In the 1930s and 40s, it was drained to create turf fields. Since 1995, it has been reverted to wetland and is managed by Natural England.
Marine Parade, Whitstable, CT5 2BQ, explorekent.org/activities/tankerton-slopes
Tankerton Slopes, just outside Whitstable, is an area of common land between the town and the seashore. It has brightly coloured beach huts and steep paths that lead down to the beach.
The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, Tel: 01227 862162, www.canterbury.co.uk/ViaFrancigena.aspx
Walk Route: Canterbury to Rome
Via Francigena is the ancient walking route from Canterbury to Rome, followed by archbishops travelling to receive from the pope their symbols of authority as well as ordinary pilgrims en route to Rome or onward to Jerusalem.
The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, Tel: 01227 862162
Queen Bertha's walk links together the three parts of Canterbury's World Heritage Sites - the Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church.
Adisham, Canterbury, CT3 3JE, explorekent.org/activities/barham-adisham-walk
This six mile is relatively flat with plenty of open fields to venture through and a few perfect places to discover a picnic.
Canterbury, CT1 2BD, explorekent.org/activities/the-way-of-st-augustine
The Way of St Augustine is approximately 19 miles long connecting the Shrine of St Augustine in Ramsgate to historic Canterbury, following in the footsteps of St Augustine.
Gravesend, DA, explorekent.org/activities/saxon-shore-way
Imagine stepping back in time and discovering the coastline of the Garden of England as it stood more than 1,600 years ago.
Hythe, CT21 6AR, explorekent.org/activities/elham-valley-way
Follow this 22.5 mile route as it meanders through hidden byways, ancient woodland and attractive villages surrounded by parkland, orchards and farmsteads.
Herne Bay, CT6 6SU, explorekent.org/activities/reculver-walk
Enjoy the sights and sounds to be experienced along one of the most rapidly changing stretches of the Kent coastline. Head through Reculver Country Park along the famous Saxon Shore Way and back alongside the strand.
Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BA
In the popular Walks For All series, the path is full of opportunities for everyone to explore the wildlife of this fine nature reserve.
Chartham, CT4 7HZ, explorekent.org/activities/chartham-walk-lost-landscapes
This 6.35 mile trail takes you alongside the River Stour, through ancient woodland, culminating with the spectacular views and prehistoric heritage of Chartham Downs.
Canterbury, CT3 4BP, explorekent.org/activities/grove-ferry-walk-a-taste-of-the-garden-of-england
This gentle stroll strikes off along the banks of the Great Stour, passing the numerous boats that float lazily along the river.
Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, explorekent.org/activities/dunkirk-denstroude-walk
This route is 4.5 miles long and passes through Dunkirk village and Bossendon Wood which witnessed the last battle on English soil in 1838.