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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.
80 London Road, Canterbury, CT2 8LS, Tel: 01227 786109, Email(4 miles, 7 km)
The church is 1000 years old and was the first to be dedicated to St Dunstan.
Whitstable, CT5 4FJ, Tel: 01227 862000, Email(2 miles, 4 km)
Duncan Down is the largest open space in Whitstable. Originally earmarked for housing in the 1930s, the land is now protected as a Village Green, providing opportunities for local people to relax and enjoy wildlife.
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.
Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR, Tel: 01227 862162, Email(5 miles, 8 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.
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.
Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT1 3UP, Tel: 01227 862000, Email(5 miles, 8 km)
This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.
Honey Hill, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9JR, Tel: 01227 765168, www.druidstone.net(2 miles, 3 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.
Bigbury, Harbledown, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 9BJ, Tel: 01622 662 012, Email(4 miles, 6 km)
Bigbury camp is a pre-Roman Iron Age hillfort in Howfield Wood.
Island Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1EP, www.favourite.org.uk(3 miles, 4 km)
This 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.
New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, www.theblean.co.uk/(1 miles, 2 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.
As one of the most historic sailing vessels on the Kent coast, S.B GRETA, spends the summer months chartering from the South Quay, Whitstable Harbour, around the Maunsell Forts, Wind Farm, taking in views of Herne Bay & Whitstable coastline
Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, Tel: 01227 862000, Email(5 miles, 7 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.
A wonderful way to capture the magic of the river is through our candlelit evening tours! These tours are provided solely for our group markets, usually with a minimum number of ten participants (subject to a minimum charge).