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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.
As one of the most historic sailing vessels on the Kent coast, S.B GRETA, spends the summer months chartering from the South Quay, Whitstable Harbour, around the Maunsell Forts, Wind Farm, taking in views of Herne Bay & Whitstable coastline
Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7TZ, (1 miles, 2kms), Tel: 01227 862000, Email
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.
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.
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.
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.
North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1PW, (4 miles, 6kms), 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.
Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01227 862000, Email
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.
Whitstable, CT5 4FJ, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01227 862000, Email
Duncan Down is the largest open space in Whitstable. Originally earmarked for housing in the 1930s, the land is now protected as a Village Green, providing opportunities for local people to relax and enjoy wildlife.
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.
Riverscroft, Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 0300 333 5146, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-park/grove-ferry-picnic-site
Grove Ferry Picnic Site is next to the River Stour and a good base for following the Stour Valley Walk, the Saxon Shore Way or the Wantsum Walks, and is adjacent to Stodmarsh National Reserve.
104 High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AZ, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01227 272042, www.playhousewhitstable.co.uk
Community theatre offering a wide range of entertainment - plays, pantomimes, music, comedy and active youth group.
Mill Lane, Herne Bay, CT6 7DR, (2 miles, 3kms), Tel: 01227 687487, www.herne-mill.btik.com
Herne Mill is the latest in a long line of mills, which have occupied the site for centuries. It is a local landmark on the skyline above the ancient village of Herne and is a 'sea mark' from the Thames Estuary.
Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR, (4 miles, 7kms), 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.
Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 0300 0600 4763, www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/designations/nnr/1005003.aspx
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
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.
29-30 Palace Street, Canterbury, CT1 2DZ, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01227 765 665