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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.
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.
King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0DB, (1 miles, 2kms), 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.
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).
Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT1 3UP, (3 miles, 5kms), Tel: 01227 862000, Email
This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.
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.
Riverscroft, Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, (5 miles, 8kms), 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.
Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, (5 miles, 8kms), 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
Set in 14 acres with walled garden, arboretums, woodland and formal area. Awarded 2 stars in The Good Garden Guide. Visit our tearoom for delicious homemade cakes and light lunches made with garden produce.
Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, (3 miles, 4kms), 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.
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 or less! Tours daily from the Buttermarket.