Browsing attractions within 5 miles of The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge


Canterbury Historic River Tours
VistEngland VAQAS

Kings Bridge, St Peter's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT, Tel: 07790 534744, Email,

Flowing through the heart of historic Canterbury, the river is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of one of the country's busiest city centres.

St Mildred's Church, Canterbury

Church Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2PP, Tel: 01227 786109, Email,

Situated near Canterbury Castle and the only standing pre-Norman conquest church inside the city walls.

Herne Windmill, exterior

Mill Lane, Herne Bay, CT6 7DR, Tel: 01227 687487,

Herne Mill is a Kentish Smock Mill dating from 1789. It is Grade 1 listed, is owned by Kent County Council and cared for by the volunteers of the Friends of Herne Mill.

St Augustine's Abbey
English Heritage

Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF, Tel: 01227 767345,

This great Abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded in AD 597 by St Augustine.

Eastbridge Hospital, exterior

25 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BD, Tel: 01227 471688, Email,

Eastbridge Hospital was founded following the murder of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral as accommodation for poor Pilgrims visiting his tomb.

Canterbury Audio Tours, Visitors

The Welcome Centre, Canterbury Coach Park, Canterbury, CT1 1BW, Tel: 01227 637556, Email

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.

Whitstable Museum, logo
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

5 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB, Tel: 01227 276998,

Dive into maritime history and explore the town. The fascinating displays give townspeople and visitors an idea of why Whitstable is here and how it has changed over the years.

Canterbury Glass Art

56 Palace Street, Canterbury, CT1 2DY, Tel: 01227 478418, Email,

Hand made unique glass figurines; animals and jewelley all made at the small workshop on the premises.

The Seaside Museum, Herne Bay
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

8 William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5EJ, Tel: 01227 367368,

This coastal museum features the story of the Victorian seaside resort of Herne Bay and its surrounding area, with exciting finds from nearby Reculver Roman Fort.

Howletts Wild Animal Park, tiger
VistEngland VAQASGreen Tourism Silver Award

Bekesbourne Road, Bekesbourne, Canterbury, CT4 5EL, Tel: +44 (0)844 842 4647, Email,

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.

Canterbury Norman Castle

Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR, Tel: 01227 862162, 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.

Victory Wood, view towards main ridge
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Yorkletts, Whitstable, Kent, CT2 9JX, Email

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.

Reculver Towers and Roman Fort
Green Tourism Silver AwardGreen Flag Award

Reculver Lane, Reculver, Herne Bay, CT6 6SS, Tel: 01227 740676, Email

The twin towers of St Mary's Church are a distinctive feature of the north Kent coast. They are visible for miles around, guiding visitors as they have guided sailors for centuries. But there is much more to Reculver than the towers...

Westgate Towers Museum, Canterbury

St. Peters Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2BQ, Tel: 01227 458629, Email,

Built in 1380 the Westgate Towers is England's oldest surviving Medieval Gateway. Explore its unique history and take in some of the most iconic views in the county of Kent from the battlements viewpoint!

Waltrop Gardens, Herne Bay

Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JP

Facing Telford Terrace is a quaisi Victorian sunken garden, erected to celebrate the twinning of Waltrop and Herne Bay.

Mount Ephraim House
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Staple Street, Hernhill, Faversham, ME13 9TX, Tel: 01227 751496, Email,

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.

Canterbury Cathedral

The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, Tel: 01227 762862, Email,

Motherchurch of the Anglican Communion, seat of the Archbishop. Stunning stained glass. Eleventh Century Crypt, Twelfth Century Quire, Fourteenth Century Nave.

Stodmarsh Reserve © Emma Griffith, Natural England

Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, Tel: 0300 0600 4763,

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

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