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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.
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!
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.
Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR, Tel: 01227 862162, Email(3 miles, 4 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.
Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL(3 miles, 4 km)
Whitehall Meadows and Bingley Island 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.
Church Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2PP, Tel: 01227 786109, www.stpeters-stmildreds.org.uk(3 miles, 4 km)
St Mildred's Church is situated near Canterbury Norman Castle and is the only standing pre-Norman conquest church inside the city walls.
Adjacent to 6 Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR, Tel: 01227 471688, www.eastbridgehospital.org.uk/(3 miles, 4 km)
Greyfrairs Chapel is the only remaining building of the first English Franciscan Friary.
Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT1 2DB, Tel: 01227 862162(3 miles, 5 km)
The Westgate Gardens can be found close to the City centre, just next to the Westgate Towers. The eleven acres of public gardens provide an ideal setting for a gentle stroll along the banks of the River Stour.
80 London Road, Canterbury, CT2 8LS, Tel: 01227 786109(3 miles, 5 km)
St Dunstan's Church is 1000 years old and was the first to be dedicated to St Dunstan.
Watling Street, Canterbury, CT1 2TN, Tel: 01227 862162(3 miles, 4 km)
The city walls and an avenue of lime trees provide Dane John Gardens with a sense of enclosure and escape from the busy road and bustling shopping centre just a few yards away.