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The Blean Woods

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, Tel: , www.theblean.co.uk/(4 miles, 7 km)

Blean Woods are the largest in Kent and, in addition to their intrinsic interest as ancient woodlands they surround a number of attractive villages with pubs, where you can eat and drink, places to visit.

 
 
St Augustine's Abbey
English Heritage

Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF, Tel: 01227 767345, www.english-heritage.org.uk/staugustinesabbey(0 miles, 1 km)

This great Abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded in AD 597 by St Augustine.

 
 
Canterbury Historic River Tours
VistEngland VAQAS

Kings Bridge, St Peter's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT, Tel: 07790534744, Email, www.canterburyrivertours.co.uk(0 miles, 0 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.

 
 
Canterbury Punting Co, visitors on a trip

Water Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2NQ, Tel: 07786332666, Email, www.canterburypunting.co.uk(0 miles, 0 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.

 
 
Lilford Gallery, exterior

3 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DY, Tel: 01227 639086, Email, www.lilfordgallery.com(0 miles, 0 km)

Established in 2000 Lilford Gallery is now one of the leading galleries in Kent. We exhibit contemporary fine art from established national and international artists as well as new and exciting talent.

 
 
Dane John Gardens, fountain

Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TN, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/parks-and-gardens/dane-john-gardens/(0 miles, 0 km)

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.

 
 
Greyfriars Chapel

Adjacent to 6 Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR, Tel: 01227 471688, Email, www.eastbridgehospital.org.uk(0 miles, 0 km)

The only remaining building of the first English Franciscan Friary.

 
 
Canterbury Roman Museum, logo
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Longmarket, Butchery Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2JR, Tel: 01227 785575, Email, www.canterbury-museums.co.uk(0 miles, 0 km)

Explore the Roman town beneath your feet. Canterbury's underground Roman Museum is built around the remains of a Roman town house with mosaics preserved where excavated.

 
 
Exterior of the Beaney Art Museum and Library
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.thebeaney.co.uk(0 miles, 0 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.

 
 
St Martin's Church, exterior

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

 
 
Fordwich Town Hall, Canterbury
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0DB, Tel: 01227 711950, www.fordwichtown.org/(2 miles, 4 km)

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.

 
 
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(0 miles, 0 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.

 
 
St Peter's Anglican Church, exterior

St Peter's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT, Tel: 01227 786109, Email, www.stpeters-stmildreds.org.uk/(0 miles, 0 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.

 
 
Wildwood
lOtC Site Provider AwardSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Herne Common, Herne Bay, CT6 7LQ, Tel: 01227 712111, Email, www.wildwoodtrust.org(4 miles, 7 km)

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.

 
 
Whitehall Meadows and Bingley Island

Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, Tel: 01227 862000, Email(1 miles, 1 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.

 
 
Howletts Wild Animal Park, tiger
VistEngland VAQASGreen Tourism Silver Award

Bekesbourne Road, Bekesbourne, Canterbury, CT4 5EL, Tel: +44 (0)844 842 4647, Email, www.aspinallfoundation.org/(3 miles, 5 km)

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.

 
 
Canterbury Audio Tours, Visitors

The Welcome Centre, Canterbury Coach Park, Canterbury, CT1 1BW, Tel: 01227 637556, Email, www.canterburyaudiotours.co.uk(0 miles, 0 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 Tourist Guides

Christ Church Gate, The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EE, Tel: 01227 459779, Email, www.canterburyguidedtours.com(0 miles, 0 km)

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.

 
 
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