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Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR, Tel: 01227 862162, Email(2 miles, 3 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.
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.
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.
Honey Hill, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9JR, Tel: 01227 765168, www.druidstone.net(4 miles, 7 km)
Set in attractive gardens and woodland, Druidstone Park caters for the imagination of all ages. Go on a walk through the enchanted woodland and enjoy hands on experiences with the farmyard animals.
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!
Chartham Hatch, Canterbury, CT4 7LS, Tel: 01622 662012, www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/bigbury-camp(3 miles, 5 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.
25 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BD, Tel: 01227 471688, www.eastbridgehospital.org.uk(1 miles, 2 km)
Eastbridge Hospital was founded following the murder of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral as accommodation for poor Pilgrims visiting his tomb.
Herne Bay, CT6 7TY, explorekent.org/activities/curtis-wood-park/(5 miles, 8 km)
Curtis Wood Park is an informal area of protected open space situated on the outskirts of Herne. The site provides local residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a variety of semi-natural habitats in a relaxed and pleasant setting.
Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, www.gov.uk/government/publications/kents-national-nature-reserves/kents-national-nature-reserves#stodmarsh(4 miles, 7 km)
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
Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, www.theblean.co.uk/(3 miles, 5 km)
The Blean Woods National Nature Reserve is a wonderful place for quiet walks in beautiful ancient woodland.
Canterbury, CT4 7PQ, explorekent.org/activities/larkey-valley-wood-local-nature-reserve/(3 miles, 5 km)
This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.
Off Mill Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2BZ(2 miles, 2 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.