- See & Do
- Dining Out
- Canterbury District
- Plan My Visit
Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF, (2 miles, 3kms), 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.
Watling Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RN, (2 miles, 3kms), Tel: 01227 378100, Email
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.
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.
King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury, CT2 0DA, (2 miles, 4kms), Tel: 01227 710326, 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.
Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT1 3UP, (2 miles, 4kms), Tel: 01227 862190, Email
This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.
3 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DY, (2 miles, 2kms), Tel: 01227 639086, www.lilfordgallery.com
Fine art gallery showing contemporary fine art from National and International Artists.
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.
Marine Parade, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2BE, (5 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01227 378100, Email
The cliff-top lawns of Tankerton Slopes roll gently towards the sea and provide an excellent view of 'The Street' and a vantage point to watch the nautical world go by. Tankerton is east of Whitstable town centre.
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.