- See & Do
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- Canterbury District
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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.
Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT1 3UP, Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/larkey-valley-wood/, (2 miles, 3kms)
This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.
Riding Gate Place, Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TN, Tel: 01227 378100, Email, (2 miles, 2kms)
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.
Whitstable, CT5 4FJ, Tel: 01227 862000, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/duncan-down-village-green/, (4 miles, 6kms)
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.
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.
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.
Whitehall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8BQ, Tel: 01227 844479, www.sekgroup.org.uk/ket, (1 miles, 2kms)
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.
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).
Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7TY, Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/curtis-wood-park/, (4 miles, 7kms)
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.
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.
Honey Hill, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9JR, Tel: 01227 765168, www.druidstone.net, (2 miles, 3kms)
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.
The Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre is located just yards from the beach in the centre of Whitstable town, on a site which has a long tradition of community and cultural activity and offers stunning sea views.
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.
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.
Chalkpit Farm, School Lane, Bekesbourne, CT4 5EU, Tel: 01227 830 666, (5 miles, 7kms)
Herne Bay High School, Bullockstone Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7NS, Tel: 01227 366921, (5 miles, 8kms)
Joseph Wilson Industrial Estate, 45b Millstrood Road, Whitstable, CT5 3PS, Tel: 01227 282 100, (4 miles, 6kms)
45a Joseph Wilson Estate, Millstrood Road, Whitstable, CT5 3PS, Tel: 01227 272 700, (4 miles, 6kms)
Community College Whitstable, Bellevue Road, Whitstable, CT5 1PX, Tel: 01227 274394, (4 miles, 6kms)
29-30 Palace Street, Canterbury, CT1 2DZ, Tel: 01227 765 665, (1 miles, 2kms)
27-31 High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AP, Tel: 01227 272 123, (5 miles, 8kms)