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St Peter's Anglican Church, exterior

St Peter's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT, Tel: 01227 786109, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/your-community/support-for-voluntary-and-community-organisations/parishes/(0 miles, 0 km)

St Peter's Church has been a place of prayer and worship for over 900 years and its charm and peace are in marked contrast to the busy street.

 
 
The Blean Woods

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, www.theblean.co.uk/(4 miles, 7 km)

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.

 
 
Canterbury Punting Co, visitors on a trip

Water Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2NQ, Tel: 07786332666, Email, www.canterburypunting.co.uk(0 miles, 0 km)

Escape the busy pavements and lay back into the cushions, meander down the river and see the City as you never could on foot. Listen to historic Canterbury's rich and fascinating story as you sip champagne and view medieval buildings.

 
 
Whitehall Meadows and Bingley Island

Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, Email(1 miles, 1 km)

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.

 
 
Canterbury Norman Castle

Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR, Tel: 01227 862162, Email(0 miles, 1 km)

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.

 
 
Canoe Wild, Canterbury

Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 4BP, Tel: 01227 469219, Email, www.canoewild.co.uk(2 miles, 4 km)

Explore Kent’s amazing and tranquil rivers with Canoe Wild. Hire a Canadian style open canoe and experience stunning scenery, get close to wildlife and feel the benefits of canoeing as a gentle outdoor activity.

 
 
Victory Wood, view towards main ridge
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Yorkletts, Whitstable, Kent, CT2 9JX, Email(4 miles, 7 km)

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.

 
 
The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction Canterbury
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St Margaret's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2TG, Tel: 01227 479227, Email, www.canterburytales.org.uk(0 miles, 0 km)

Step into medieval Canterbury and accompany Geoffrey Chaucer and his colourful characters on their magical pilgrimage from London to Canterbury.

 
 
St Martin's Church, exterior

North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1PW, Tel: 01227 768072, www.martinpaul.org(1 miles, 1 km)

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.

 
 
Lilford Gallery, exterior

3 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DY, Tel: 01227 639086, Email, www.lilfordgallery.com(0 miles, 0 km)

Established in 2000 Lilford Gallery is now one of the leading galleries in Kent. We exhibit contemporary fine art from established national and international artists as well as new and exciting talent.

 
 
Druidstone Park, woods and bluebells

Honey Hill, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9JR, Tel: 01227 765168, www.druidstone.net(3 miles, 5 km)

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.

 
 
Dane John Gardens, fountain

Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TN, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/parks-and-gardens/dane-john-gardens/(0 miles, 1 km)

Canterbury's most popular park has been restored into attractive gardens with monuments and memorials, a bandstand with summertime concerts, a central fountain, a tearoom and a children's maze.

 
 
Eastbridge Hospital, exterior

25 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BD, Tel: 01227 471688, Email, www.eastbridgehospital.org.uk(0 miles, 0 km)

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

 
 
Canterbury Tourist Guides

Christ Church Gate, The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EE, Tel: 01227 459779, Email, www.canterburyguidedtours.com(0 miles, 0 km)

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 £7.50 or less! Tours daily from the Buttermarket.

 
 
Wildwood
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Herne Common, Herne Bay, CT6 7LQ, Tel: 01227 712111, Email, www.wildwoodtrust.org(4 miles, 6 km)

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 Cathedral

The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, Tel: 01227 762862, Email, www.canterbury-cathedral.org(0 miles, 0 km)

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

 
 
Fordwich Town Hall, Canterbury
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King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0DB, Tel: 01227 711950, www.fordwichtown.org/(2 miles, 4 km)

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.

 
 
St Augustine's Abbey
English Heritage

Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF, Tel: 01227 767345, www.english-heritage.org.uk/staugustinesabbey(0 miles, 1 km)

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

 
 
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