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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.
5 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB, Tel: 01227 276998, www.canterbury.co.uk/museums/coastal-museums.aspx(5 miles, 8 km)
Dive into maritime history and explore the town at Whitstable Museum and Gallery. The fascinating displays give townspeople and visitors an idea of why Whitstable is here and how it has changed over the years.
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.
Honey Hill, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9JR, Tel: 01227 765168, www.druidstone.net(5 miles, 8 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.
Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5LU, Tel: 01227 363829, Email(2 miles, 3 km)
In the spring and summer months Herne Bay's seafront beauty is enhanced by gardens, which bring floral colour for visitors who pass the Herne Bay Clock Tower.
12 William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5EJ, Tel: 01227 367368, www.theseasidemuseumhernebay.org/(2 miles, 3 km)
From Dambusters to Floods, Piers to Punch & Judy, this delightful Museum & Gallery has plenty of surprises under one roof.
Island Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1EP(5 miles, 8 km)
Whitstable 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.
Grove Road, Upstreet, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, explorekent.org/activities/grove-ferry-picnic-site(4 miles, 6 km)
Grove Ferry Picnic Site is an ideal spot to watch the boats drift by and enjoy the wildlife on the river.
Herne Bay, CT5 2NH, explorekent.org/activities/long-rock/(3 miles, 5 km)
Long Rock is an area of coastal open ground between Herne Bay and Whitstable. Windswept, and with big empty skies, it is a good place for a walk to blow away the cobwebs.
Whitstable, CT5 3ER, explorekent.org/activities/clowes-wood/(4 miles, 6 km)
Clowes Wood is an area of mixed woodland between Canterbury and Whitstable. It has lots of tracks and trails and is well used by walkers, families and cyclists.
Herne Bay, CT6 8DR, hernebaycoastalpark.org/(2 miles, 3 km)
Full of fun activities for everyone, Herne Bay’s Coastal Park features historical buildings, children’s play areas, a rich and diverse natural habitat for plants and wildlife.
Reculver Lane, Reculver, Herne Bay, CT6 6SS, Tel: 01227 740676, www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/reculver-visitor-centre-and-country-park(4 miles, 6 km)
Reculver Country Park and Towers is a unique place, combining undeveloped coast, historic buildings and wildlife interest.
Marine Parade, Whitstable, CT5 2BQ, explorekent.org/activities/tankerton-slopes(4 miles, 7 km)
Tankerton Slopes, just outside Whitstable, is an area of common land between the town and the seashore. It has brightly coloured beach huts and steep paths that lead down to the beach.
North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1PW, Tel: 01227 768072, www.martinpaul.org(5 miles, 8 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.
Herne Bay, CT6 7TY, explorekent.org/activities/curtis-wood-park/(0 miles, 0 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(3 miles, 6 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
Off Mill Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2BZ(5 miles, 8 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.
Herne Bay, CT6 6JP, explorekent.org/activities/beacon-hill-herne-bay/(2 miles, 3 km)
Beacon Hill in Herne Bay is situated above the shore line and offers a bracing outdoor experience that will blow the cobwebs away! Stunning views of Reculver to the East and the Isle of Sheppey to the west.