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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!
Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR, Tel: 01227 862162, Email(3 miles, 5 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.
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.
Considered to be one of the best gardens in the South East. 14 acres including woodland area and walled garden. Fine trees, large collection of roses and herbaceous plants. Connections with Jane Austen who frequently visited.
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.
Chartham Hatch, Canterbury, CT4 7LS, Tel: 01622 662012, www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/bigbury-camp(4 miles, 7 km)
Bigbury camp is a pre-Roman Iron Age hillfort in Howfield Wood. There is some evidence that Bigbury is the site of a battle recorded by Julius Caesar during his first visit to England in 55BC.
Off Mill Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2BZ(3 miles, 5 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.
North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1PW, Tel: 01227 768072, www.martinpaul.org(3 miles, 4 km)
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.
St Peter's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT, Tel: 01227 786109(3 miles, 5 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.
Church Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2PP, Tel: 01227 786109(3 miles, 5 km)
St Mildred's Church is situated near Canterbury Norman Castle and is the only standing pre-Norman conquest church inside the city walls.
Adjacent to 6 Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR, Tel: 01227 471688, www.eastbridgehospital.org.uk(3 miles, 5 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.