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- Canterbury District
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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 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.
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.
Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, Tel: 01227 862190, Email, (2 miles, 2kms)
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.
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.
Island Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1EP, www.favourite.org.uk, (5 miles, 8kms)
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.
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.
The Sidney Cooper Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that puts on around ten exhibitions per year. It is part of Canterbury Christ Church University. It's programme includes artists of repute - locally, nationally and internationally.
Yorletts, Whitstable, Kent, ME13 9EN, Email, www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/en/our-woods/pages/wood-details.aspx?wood=5571&site=VictoryWood, (4 miles, 6kms)
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.
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 £6.50 or less! Tours daily from the Buttermarket.
New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, www.theblean.co.uk, (4 miles, 6kms)
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.
Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR, Tel: 01227 378100, Email, (2 miles, 2kms)
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.
North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QJ, Tel: 01227 768072, www.martinpaul.org, (2 miles, 3kms)
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.
Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT1 3UP, Tel: 01227 862190, Email, (2 miles, 4kms)
This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.
27-31 High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AP, Tel: 01227 272 123, (5 miles, 8kms)
Joseph Wilson Industrial Estate, 45b Millstrood Road, Whitstable, CT5 3PS, Tel: 01227 282 100, (3 miles, 6kms)
Herne Bay High School, Bullockstone Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7NS, Tel: 01227 366921, (5 miles, 8kms)
45a Joseph Wilson Estate, Millstrood Road, Whitstable, CT5 3PS, Tel: 01227 272 700, (3 miles, 6kms)
Chalkpit Farm, School Lane, Bekesbourne, CT4 5EU, Tel: 01227 830 666, (5 miles, 7kms)
29-30 Palace Street, Canterbury, CT1 2DZ, Tel: 01227 765 665, (1 miles, 2kms)
Community College Whitstable, Bellevue Road, Whitstable, CT5 1PX, Tel: 01227 274394, (4 miles, 6kms)