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Whitehall Meadows and Bingley Island

Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, Tel: 01227 862000, Email

This area 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.

 
 
Stodmarsh Reserve © Emma Griffith, Natural England

Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, Tel: 0300 0600 4763, www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/designations/nnr/1005003.aspx

Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve is a unique and beautiful area of wetland, internationally recognised as an important home to a rich variety of wildlife, especially birds. Image Stodmarsh Reserve © Emma Griffiths, Natural England

 
 
Whitstable Oyster Yawl 'The Favourite'

Island Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1EP, Tel: , 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.

 
 
Grove Ferry Picnic Site

Riverscroft, Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, Tel: 0300 333 5146, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-park/grove-ferry-picnic-site

Grove Ferry Picnic Site is next to the River Stour and a good base for following the Stour Valley Walk, the Saxon Shore Way or the Wantsum Walks, and is adjacent to Stodmarsh National Reserve.

 
 
Herne Windmill, exterior

Mill Lane, Herne Bay, CT6 7DR, Tel: 01227 687487, www.herne-mill.btik.com

Herne Mill is the latest in a long line of mills, which have occupied the site for centuries. It is a local landmark on the skyline above the ancient village of Herne and is a 'sea mark' from the Thames Estuary.

 
 
Herne Bay Clock Tower cr Paul Spree

Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5LU, Tel: 01227 363829, Email

In the spring and summer months the seafront's beauty is enhanced by gardens, which bring floral colour for visitors who pass the Clock Tower and Bandstand.

 
 
Howletts Wild Animal Park, tiger
VistEngland VAQASGreen Tourism Silver Award

Bekesbourne Road, Bekesbourne, Canterbury, CT4 5EL, Tel: +44 (0)844 842 4647, Email, www.aspinallfoundation.org/

The Aspinall Foundation's Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent is a great day out for groups of all sizes where education, conservation and fun combine. Set in over 100 acres of beautiful ancient parkland.

 
 
St Martin's Church, exterior

North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1PW, Tel: 01227 768072, www.martinpaul.org

St Martin's Church is the oldest in England still in use as a parish church and is part of the Canterbury World Heritage Site. This church was the first base of St Augustine when he came to Canterbury in 597.

 
 
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.

 
 
Whitstable Castle, exterior
Green Flag Award

Tower Hill, Whitstable, CT5 2BW, Tel: 01227 281726, Email, www.whitstablecastle.co.uk

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.

 
 
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 townspeople and visitors an idea of why Whitstable is here and how it has changed over the years.

 
 
Lilford Gallery, exterior

3 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DY, Tel: 01227 639086, Email, www.lilfordgallery.com

Established in 2000 Lilford Gallery is now one of the leading galleries in Kent. We exhibit contemporary fine art from established national and international artists as well as new and exciting talent.

 
 
Canterbury Audio Tours, Visitors

The Welcome Centre, Canterbury Coach Park, Canterbury, CT1 1BW, Tel: 01227 637556, Email, www.canterburyaudiotours.co.uk

The perfect way to explore some of the well known historic sites of Canterbury, plus some of the hidden gems - available in 8 languages. Enjoy an audio tour & travel at your own pace. 20 attractions and local city landmarks are featured.

 
 
Evening River Tours, visitors on trip

Kings Bridge, St. Peters Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT, Tel: 07790534744, Email, www.canterburyrivertours.co.uk

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).

 
 
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.

 
 
Dane John Gardens, fountain

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/

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.

 
 
St Dunstan's Church, exterior

80 London Road, Canterbury, CT2 8LS, Tel: 01227 786109, Email

The church is 1000 years old and was the first to be dedicated to St Dunstan.

 
 
Eastbridge Hospital, exterior

25 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BD, Tel: 01227 471688, Email, www.eastbridgehospital.org.uk

Eastbridge Hospital was founded following the murder of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral as accommodation for poor Pilgrims visiting his tomb.

 
 
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