- See & Do
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- Canterbury District
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Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF, Tel: 01227 767345, www.english-heritage.org.uk/staugustinesabbey, (4 miles, 6kms)
This great Abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded in AD 597 by St Augustine.
104 High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AZ, Tel: 01227 272042, www.playhousewhitstable.co.uk, (4 miles, 7kms)
Community theatre offering a wide range of entertainment - plays, pantomimes, music, comedy and active youth group.
King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury, CT2 0DA, Tel: 01227 710326, www.fordwichtown.org, (2 miles, 4kms)
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.
3 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DY, Tel: 01227 639086, www.lilfordgallery.com, (4 miles, 7kms)
Fine art gallery showing contemporary fine art from National and International Artists.
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.
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.
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.
Kings Road, Herne Bay, CT6 5DD, Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/main.cfm?objectid=1422&type=REDCSIDE, (3 miles, 4kms)
Herne Bay Memorial Park was originally conceived as a memorial to those that lost their lives in the First World War.
Wildwood Wild Animal Park is a year-round experience for all the family in 40 acres of ancient woodland with over 50 species of British wildlife. Enjoy special events, talks and feeds around the park, adventure playzone and restaurant.
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.
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.
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.
Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, Tel: 01227 862190, Email, (4 miles, 7kms)
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.
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.
Island Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1EP, www.favourite.org.uk, (5 miles, 7kms)
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.