- See & Do
- Dining Out
- Canterbury District
- Plan My Visit
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.
Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF, Tel: 01227 767345, www.english-heritage.org.uk/staugustinesabbey, (0.5 miles, 0.8kms)
This great Abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded in AD 597 by St Augustine.
Yorletts, Whitstable, Kent, ME13 9EN, Email, www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/en/our-woods/pages/wood-details.aspx?wood=5571&site=VictoryWood, (5 miles, 8kms)
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.
Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT1 3UP, Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/larkey-valley-wood/, (1 miles, 2kms)
This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.
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.
King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0DB, Tel: 01227 711950, www.fordwichtown.org, (2 miles, 4kms)
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.
New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, www.theblean.co.uk, (4 miles, 7kms)
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.
Joseph Wilson Industrial Estate, 45b Millstrood Road, Whitstable, CT5 3PS, Tel: 01227 282 100, (5 miles, 8kms)
Chalkpit Farm, School Lane, Bekesbourne, CT4 5EU, Tel: 01227 830 666, (4 miles, 6kms)
29-30 Palace Street, Canterbury, CT1 2DZ, Tel: 01227 765 665, (0.2 miles, 0.4kms)
Kingsmead Road, Canterbury, CT2 7PH, Tel: 01227 769818, (0.4 miles, 0.7kms)
45a Joseph Wilson Estate, Millstrood Road, Whitstable, CT5 3PS, Tel: 01227 272 700, (5 miles, 8kms)