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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.
Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR, (4 miles, 7kms), 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.
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.
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.
Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7TY, (1 miles, 2kms), Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/curtis-wood-park/
Curtis Wood Park is an informal area of protected open space situated on the outskirts of Herne. The site provides local residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a variety of semi-natural habitats in a relaxed and pleasant setting.
Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF, (4 miles, 6kms), 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.
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.
Island Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1EP, (5 miles, 7kms), www.favourite.org.uk
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.
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.
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.
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.
Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, (4 miles, 7kms), 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.
Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 0300 0600 4763, www.naturalengland.org.uk
Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve is a unique and beautiful area of wetland, internationally recognised as an important home to a rich variety of wildlife, especially birds. Image Stodmarsh Reserve © Emma Griffiths, Natural England
Honey Hill, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9JR, (4 miles, 6kms), 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.
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.
Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JJ, (3 miles, 5kms), Tel: 01227 378100, Email
In the spring and summer months the seafront's beauty is enhanced by gardens, which bring floral colour for visitors who pass the Clock Tower and Bandstand.
29-30 Palace Street, Canterbury, CT1 2DZ, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01227 765 665
Joseph Wilson Industrial Estate, 45b Millstrood Road, Whitstable, CT5 3PS, (3 miles, 5kms), Tel: 01227 282 100
27-31 High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AP, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01227 272 123