Browsing attractions within 5 miles of Gulbenkian Theatre


Whitstable Castle, exterior

Tower Hill, Whitstable, CT5 2BW, Tel: 01227 281726, Email,

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.

Evening River Tours, visitors on trip

Kings Bridge, St. Peters Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT, Tel: 07790534744, Email,

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).

Druidstone Park, woods and bluebells

Honey Hill, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9JR, Tel: 01227 765168,

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.

Ghost Tour guide

38 St Margaret's Street, Outside Alberry's, Canterbury, CT1 2TY, Tel: 0845 5190 267, Email,

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.

Canterbury Roman Museum, logo
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Longmarket, Butchery Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2JR, Tel: 01227 785575, Email,

Explore the Roman town beneath your feet. Canterbury's underground Roman Museum is built around the remains of a Roman town house with mosaics preserved where excavated.

Whitstable Museum, logo
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5 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB, Tel: 01227 276998,

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.

Victory Wood, view towards main ridge
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Yorkletts, Whitstable, Kent, CT2 9JX, Email

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.

Goodnestone Park Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Goodnestone, Wingham, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1PL, Tel: 01304 840107, Email,

Set in 14 acres with walled garden, arboretums, woodland and formal area. Awarded 2 stars in The Good Garden Guide. Visit our tearoom for delicious homemade cakes and light lunches made with garden produce.

Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury
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18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA, Tel: 01227 862162, Email,

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.

Lilford Framing

76 Castle Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2QD, Tel: 01227 766616, Email,

Speciality: Framing

Lilford Framing provide a complete framing service, our friendly and helpful staff have over 30 years of experience.

Howletts Wild Animal Park, tiger
VistEngland VAQASGreen Tourism Silver Award

Bekesbourne Road, Bekesbourne, Canterbury, CT4 5EL, Tel: +44 (0)844 842 4647, Email,

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.

Canterbury Norman Castle

Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR, Tel: 01227 862162, Email

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.

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Herne Common, Herne Bay, CT6 7LQ, Tel: 01227 712111, Email,

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.

Canterbury Punting Co, visitors on a trip

Water Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2NQ, Tel: 07786332666, Email,

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.

Duncan Down Village Green, Whitstable
Green Flag Award

Whitstable, CT5 4FJ, Email

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.

St Mildred's Church, Canterbury

Church Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2PP, Tel: 01227 786109, Email,

Situated near Canterbury Castle and the only standing pre-Norman conquest church inside the city walls.

Dane John Gardens, fountain

Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TN, Tel: 01227 862162, Email,

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.

Fordwich Town Hall, Canterbury
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King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0DB, Tel: 01227 711950,

Although it is believed that there was an earlier building on the site, the present Guildhall, or Town Hall as it is known today, was built in 1544 during the reign of King Henry VIII.

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