- See & Do
- Dining Out
- Canterbury District
- Plan My Visit
Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF, (3 miles, 4kms), Tel: 01227 767345, www.english-heritage.org.uk/staugustinesabbey
This great Abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded in AD 597 by St Augustine.
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).
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.
North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QJ, (3 miles, 4kms), Tel: 01227 768072, www.martinpaul.org
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.
The Sidney Cooper Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that puts on around ten exhibitions per year. It is part of Canterbury Christ Church University. It's programme includes artists of repute - locally, nationally and internationally.
3 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DY, (3 miles, 5kms), Tel: 01227 639086, www.lilfordgallery.com
Fine art gallery showing contemporary fine art from National and International Artists.
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.
Whitehall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8BQ, (3 miles, 5kms), Tel: 01227 844479, www.sekgroup.org.uk/ket
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.
Set in 14 acres with walled garden, arboretums, woodland and formal area. Awarded 2 stars in The Good Garden Guide. Visit our tearoom for delicious homemade cakes and light lunches made with garden produce.
Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR, (3 miles, 5kms), Tel: 01227 378100, Email
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.
King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0DB, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01227 711950, www.fordwichtown.org
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.
Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT1 3UP, (3 miles, 5kms), Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/larkey-valley-wood/
This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.
An entertaining blend of history, humour and haunting amongst the old city, as the shadows gather meet the ghosthunter for a 75 minute tour of the spooky side of Canterbury.
Breach, Nr. Barham, Canterbury, CT4 6LN, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01227 831052, Email
Vineyard, tearoom, craft, pottery. See how vines grow and enjoy morning coffee, cream tea or a light lunch.
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 £6.50 or less! Tours daily from the Buttermarket.
Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, (3 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/whitehall-meadows-bingley-island/
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.