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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.
Tours of the Realm offer chauffeured, sightseeing tours of rural and historic Britain to small groups of 2 to 3 people. An exclusive, bespoke and superior service for discerning travellers. Day tours or longer tours available on request.
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).
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.
King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0DB, (2 miles, 4kms), 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.
North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QJ, (2 miles, 3kms), 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.
Honey Hill, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9JR, (2 miles, 3kms), Tel: 01227 765168, www.druidstone.net
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.
Wildwood Wild Animal Park is a year-round experience for all the family in 40 acres of ancient woodland with over 50 species of British wildlife. Enjoy special events, talks and feeds around the park, adventure playzone and restaurant.
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.
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.
Marine Parade, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2BE, (5 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01227 378100, Email
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.
New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, (4 miles, 6kms), www.theblean.co.uk
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.
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.
Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT1 3UP, (2 miles, 4kms), 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.
Chalkpit Farm, School Lane, Bekesbourne, CT4 5EU, (5 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01227 830 666
Community College Whitstable, Bellevue Road, Whitstable, CT5 1PX, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01227 274394
45a Joseph Wilson Estate, Millstrood Road, Whitstable, CT5 3PS, (3 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01227 272 700
Herne Bay High School, Bullockstone Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7NS, (5 miles, 8kms), Tel: 01227 366921
29-30 Palace Street, Canterbury, CT1 2DZ, (1 miles, 2kms), Tel: 01227 765 665
Joseph Wilson Industrial Estate, 45b Millstrood Road, Whitstable, CT5 3PS, (3 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01227 282 100
27-31 High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AP, (5 miles, 8kms), Tel: 01227 272 123