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Tiger at Howlett's Wild Animal Park, Canterbury
VistEngland VAQASGreen Tourism Silver AwardTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Bekesbourne Road, Bekesbourne, Canterbury, CT4 5EL, Tel: +44 (0)844 842 4647, Email, www.aspinallfoundation.org/howletts(2 miles, 4 km)

Visitors to Howletts Wild Animal Park can witness world-leading conservation in action this year – all day, every day.

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  • Rail station: Bekesbourne (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Canterbury Heritage Museum
TripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR, Tel: 01227 475202, Email, canterburymuseums.co.uk/heritagemuseum/(3 miles, 5 km)

Discover Canterbury's history, from millions of years ago to the present, explored through interactive displays in an amazing medieval building at the Canterbury Heritage Museum.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury
TripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

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

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.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Canterbury Roman Museum
TripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Longmarket, Butchery Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2JR, Tel: 01227 785575, Email, canterburymuseums.co.uk/romanmuseum/(3 miles, 5 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.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction
VistEngland VAQAS

St Margaret's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2TG, Tel: 01227 479227, Email, www.canterburytales.org.uk(3 miles, 5 km)

Step into medieval Canterbury and accompany Geoffrey Chaucer and his colourful characters on their magical pilgrimage from London to Canterbury with the Canterbury Tales.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury
TripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceEnglish Heritage

Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF, Tel: 01227 767345, Email, www.english-heritage.org.uk/staugustinesabbey(3 miles, 5 km)

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

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Westgate Parks, Canterbury
Green Flag Award

Canterbury, CT1 2FP, www.westgateparks.co.uk/(3 miles, 5 km)

Come and explore a riverside landscape rich in wildlife and heritage!

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (2 miles)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Canterbury Cathedral
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, Tel: 01227 762862, Email, www.canterbury-cathedral.org/(3 miles, 5 km)

Canterbury Cathedral is the Mother church of the Anglican Communion, seat of the Archbishop. Stunning stained glass. Eleventh Century Crypt, Twelfth Century Quire, Fourteenth Century Nave.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Kent Museum of Freemasonry, Canterbury
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St. Peters Place, Canterbury, CT1 2DA, Tel: 01227 785625, Email, kentmuseumoffreemasonry.org.uk/(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.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Westgate Towers Museum, Canterbury
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

St. Peters Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BQ, Tel: 01227 458629, Email, www.onepoundlane.co.uk/(3 miles, 5 km)

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!

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Goodnestone Park Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Goodnestone, Wingham, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1PL, Tel: 01304 840107, Email, www.goodnestoneparkgardens.co.uk/(4 miles, 7 km)

Considered to be one of the best gardens in the South East. 14 acres including woodland area and walled garden. Fine trees, large collection of roses and herbaceous plants. Connections with Jane Austen who frequently visited.

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  • Rail station: Adisham (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
St Dunstan's Church, Canterbury

80 London Road, Canterbury, CT2 8LS, Tel: 01227 786109(4 miles, 6 km)

St Dunstan's Church is 1000 years old and was the first to be dedicated to St Dunstan.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
St Mildred's Church, Canterbury

Church Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2PP, Tel: 01227 786109(3 miles, 5 km)

St Mildred's Church is situated near Canterbury Norman Castle and is the only standing pre-Norman conquest church inside the city walls.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Exterior of St Peter's Anglican Church, Canterbury

St Peter's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT, Tel: 01227 786109(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, Canterbury
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT1 2DB, www.westgateparks.co.uk/(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.

 
 
 
Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

25 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BD, Tel: 01227 471688, 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.

 
 
 

Chartham Hatch, Canterbury, CT4 7LS, Tel: 01622 662012, www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/bigbury-camp(4 miles, 7 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.

 
 
Fordwich Town Hall, Canterbury
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury, CT2 0DB, Tel: 01227 711950, www.fordwichtown.org/(4 miles, 6 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.

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  • Rail station: Sturry (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
 
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