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Eastbridge Hospital, exterior

25 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BD, Tel: 01227 471688, Email, www.eastbridgehospital.org.uk(3 miles, 5 km)

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

 
 
Druidstone Park, woods and bluebells

Honey Hill, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9JR, Tel: 01227 765168, www.druidstone.net(4 miles, 7 km)

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.

 
 
Mount Ephraim House
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Staple Street, Hernhill, Faversham, ME13 9TX, Tel: 01227 751496, Email, www.mountephraimgardens.co.uk(4 miles, 6 km)

Mount Ephraim Gardens have plenty to offer and delight visitors. Unwind in these ten acres of gardens, set in the heart of an 800 acre estate with magnificent views over the Swale Estuary.

 
 
Ghost Tour guide

38 St Margaret's Street, Outside Alberry's, Canterbury, CT1 2TY, Tel: 0845 5190 267, Email, www.canterburyghosttour.com(3 miles, 5 km)

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.

 
 
Hambrook Marshes, Canterbury

Whitehall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8BQ, Tel: (3 miles, 5 km)

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.

 
 
Canterbury Punting Co, visitors on a trip

Water Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2NQ, Tel: 07786332666, Email, www.canterburypunting.co.uk(3 miles, 5 km)

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.

 
 
Canterbury Norman Castle

Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR, Tel: 01227 862162, Email(3 miles, 4 km)

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.

 
 
St Peter's Anglican Church, exterior

St Peter's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT, Tel: 01227 786109, Email, www.stpeters-stmildreds.org.uk/(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.

 
 
Westgate Gardens

Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT1 2DB, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/parks-and-gardens/westgate-parks/(3 miles, 5 km)

The Westgate Gardens can be found close to the City centre, just next to the West Gate Tower. The eleven acres of public gardens provide an ideal setting for a gentle stroll along the banks of the River Stour.

 
 
Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.thebeaney.co.uk(3 miles, 5 km)

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.

 
 
Kent Museum of Freemasonry, interior
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

St. Peters Place, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DA, Tel: 01227 785625, Email, eastkentfreemasons.org/kent-museum-of-freemasonry(3 miles, 5 km)

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.

 
 
Victory Wood, view towards main ridge
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Yorkletts, Whitstable, Kent, CT2 9JX, Tel: , Email, www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood-information/victory-wood/(4 miles, 7 km)

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.

 
 
Larkey Valley Wood

Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT1 3UP, Tel: 01227 862000, Email(2 miles, 3 km)

This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.

 
 
Tours of the Realm, logo

PO Box 1023, Canterbury, CT1 9GR, Tel: 01303 863869, Email, www.toursoftherealm.com(4 miles, 6 km)

Tours of the Realm offer chauffeured, sightseeing tours of rural and historic Britain to small groups of 2 to 3 people. An exclusive, bespoke and superior service for discerning travellers. Day tours or longer tours available on request.

 
 
Canterbury Audio Tours, Visitors

The Welcome Centre, Canterbury Coach Park, Canterbury, CT1 1BW, Tel: 01227 637556, Email, www.canterburyaudiotours.co.uk(3 miles, 5 km)

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.

 
 
Canterbury Historic River Tours
VistEngland VAQAS

Kings Bridge, St Peter's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT, Tel: 07790534744, Email, www.canterburyrivertours.co.uk(3 miles, 5 km)

Flowing through the heart of historic Canterbury, the river is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of one of the country's busiest city centres.

 
 
St Martin's Church, exterior

North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1PW, Tel: 01227 768072, www.martinpaul.org(4 miles, 6 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.

 
 
Whitehall Meadows and Bingley Island

Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, Tel: 01227 862000, Email(2 miles, 4 km)

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.

 
 
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