- See & Do
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- Canterbury District
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The Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre is located just yards from the beach in the centre of Whitstable town, on a site which has a long tradition of community and cultural activity and offers stunning sea views.
Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT1 3UP, Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/larkey-valley-wood/, (5 miles, 8kms)
This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.
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.
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.
Yorkletts, Whitstable, Kent, ME13 9EN, Email, www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood-information/victory-wood/, (0.0 miles, 0.0kms)
This is a place for a great walk set on the edge of the Blean Woodland area. See a wood with a difference! This is the Flagship Site, one of 33 woods plant around the UK, for the Trafalgar Woods Project to commemorate the 200th anniversary.
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
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.
104 High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AZ, Tel: 01227 272042, www.playhousewhitstable.co.uk, (3 miles, 4kms)
Community theatre offering a wide range of entertainment - plays, pantomimes, music, comedy and active youth group.
Island Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1EP, www.favourite.org.uk, (3 miles, 4kms)
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.
Honey Hill, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9JR, Tel: 01227 765168, www.druidstone.net, (2 miles, 3kms)
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.
Whitstable, CT5 4FJ, Tel: 01227 862000, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/duncan-down-village-green/, (2 miles, 4kms)
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.
Marine Parade, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2BE, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, (3 miles, 6kms)
The cliff-top lawns of Tankerton Slopes roll gently towards the sea and provide an excellent view of 'The Street' and a vantage point to watch the nautical world go by. Tankerton is east of Whitstable town centre.
Whitehall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8BQ, Tel: 01227 844479, www.sekgroup.org.uk/ket, (5 miles, 8kms)
Set in the floodplan of the Great Stour just outside Canterbury, Hambrook Marshes is in an area of natural marshland located adjacent to the Riverside Retail Park in Wincheap.
Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, (5 miles, 8kms)
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.
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.
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).
New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, www.theblean.co.uk, (1 miles, 2kms)
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.
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.
3 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DY, Tel: 01227 639086, www.lilfordgallery.com, (5 miles, 8kms)
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.
Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/whitehall-meadows-bingley-island/, (5 miles, 8kms)
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.