Browsing local attractions within 5 miles of Gulbenkian Theatre


Whitstable Castle, exterior

Tower Hill, Whitstable, CT5 2BW, Tel: 01227 281726, Email, miles, 8 km)

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.

Larkey Valley Wood

Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT1 3UP, Email(2 miles, 4 km)

This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.

Whitehall Meadows and Bingley Island

Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, Email(2 miles, 2 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.

Dane John Gardens, fountain

Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TN, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, miles, 3 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.

Evening River Tours, visitors on trip

Kings Bridge, St. Peters Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT, Tel: 07790534744, Email, miles, 2 km)

A wonderful way to capture the magic of the river is through our candlelit evening tours! These tours are provided solely for our group markets, usually with a minimum number of ten participants (subject to a minimum charge).

Herne Windmill, exterior

Mill Lane, Herne Bay, CT6 7DR, Tel: 01227 687487, miles, 8 km)

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 Peter's Anglican Church, exterior

St Peter's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT, Tel: 01227 786109, Email, miles, 2 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.

Duncan Down Village Green, Whitstable
Green Flag Award

Whitstable, CT5 4FJ, Email(4 miles, 6 km)

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.

Whitstable Museum, logo
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5 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB, Tel: 01227 276998, miles, 7 km)

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.

The Blean Woods

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, miles, 6 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.

Greyfriars Chapel

Adjacent to 6 Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR, Tel: 01227 471688, Email, miles, 2 km)

The only remaining building of the first English Franciscan Friary.

Tours of the Realm, logo

PO Box 1023, Canterbury, CT1 9GR, Tel: 01303 863869, Email, miles, 2 km)

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.

Victory Wood, view towards main ridge
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Yorkletts, Whitstable, Kent, CT2 9JX, Email(3 miles, 5 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, miles, 2 km)

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

Mount Ephraim House
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Staple Street, Hernhill, Faversham, ME13 9TX, Tel: 01227 751496, Email, miles, 7 km)

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.

Greyfriars Garden Canterbury

Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NQ, Tel: 01227 471688, miles, 2 km)

Almost in the centre of Canterbury and behind Eastbridge Hospital is a surprisingly serene garden setting where can be found the Greyfriars Chapel.

Curtis Wood
Green Flag Award

Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7TZ, Email(4 miles, 7 km)

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.

Canterbury Tourist Guides

Christ Church Gate, The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EE, Tel: 01227 459779, Email, miles, 2 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.

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