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Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01227 767345, www.english-heritage.org.uk/staugustinesabbey
This great Abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded in AD 597 by St Augustine.
King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0DB, (2 miles, 4kms), Tel: 01227 711950, www.fordwichtown.org
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.
Reculver Lane, Reculver, Herne Bay, CT6 6SS, (5 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01227 740676, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/reculver-country-park/
The twin towers of St Mary's Church are a distinctive feature of the north Kent coast. They are visible for miles around, guiding visitors as they have guided sailors for centuries. But there is much more to Reculver than the towers...
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.
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 or less! Tours daily from the Buttermarket.
104 High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AZ, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01227 272042, www.playhousewhitstable.co.uk
Community theatre offering a wide range of entertainment - plays, pantomimes, music, comedy and active youth group.
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.
Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 0300 0600 4763, www.naturalengland.org.uk
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
Kings Road, Herne Bay, CT6 5DD, (3 miles, 4kms), Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/parks-and-gardens/memorial-park/
Herne Bay Memorial Park was originally conceived as a memorial to those that lost their lives in the First World War.
Whitehall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8BQ, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01227 844479, www.sekgroup.org.uk/ket
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.
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.
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.
Honey Hill, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9JR, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01227 765168, www.druidstone.net
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.
Riding Gate Place, Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TN, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01227 378100, 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.
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.
Island Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1EP, (5 miles, 7kms), 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.
Whitstable, CT5 4FJ, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01227 862000, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/duncan-down-village-green/
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.