- See & Do
- Dining Out
- Canterbury District
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New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, Tel: , www.theblean.co.uk/(4 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.
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.
Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR, Tel: 01227 862162, Email(3 miles, 5 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.
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.
Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, Tel: 01227 862000, Email(2 miles, 4 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.
3 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DY, Tel: 01227 639086, www.lilfordgallery.com(3 miles, 5 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.
Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT1 3UP, Tel: 01227 862000, Email(2 miles, 3 km)
This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.
Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF, Tel: 01227 767345, www.english-heritage.org.uk/staugustinesabbey(3 miles, 5 km)
This great Abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded in AD 597 by St Augustine.
Whitehall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8BQ, Tel: (3 miles, 5 km)
Set in the floodplan of the Great Stour just outside Canterbury, Hambrook Marshes is in an area of natural marshland located adjacent to the Riverside Retail Park in Wincheap.
Honey Hill, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9JR, Tel: 01227 765168, www.druidstone.net(4 miles, 7 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.
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.
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.