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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).
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.
Whitstable, CT5 4FJ, Tel: 01227 862000, Email, (5 miles, 8kms)
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.
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.
3 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DY, Tel: 01227 639086, www.lilfordgallery.com, (0.5 miles, 0.8kms)
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.
Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT2 8AA, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/parks-and-gardens/westgate-parks/, (0.3 miles, 0.5kms)
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.
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.
Honey Hill, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9JR, Tel: 01227 765168, www.druidstone.net, (3 miles, 4kms)
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.
North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1PW, Tel: 01227 768072, www.martinpaul.org, (1 miles, 2kms)
St Martin's Church is the oldest in England still in use as a parish church and is part of the Canterbury World Heritage Site. This church was the first base of St Augustine when he came to Canterbury in 597.
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.
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.
Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, Tel: 01227 862000, Email, (0.4 miles, 0.7kms)
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.
King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0DB, Tel: 01227 711950, www.fordwichtown.org/, (3 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.
Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF, Tel: 01227 767345, www.english-heritage.org.uk/staugustinesabbey, (0.9 miles, 1kms)
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, (0.2 miles, 0.4kms)
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.
Yorkletts, Whitstable, Kent, CT2 9JX, Email, www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood-information/victory-wood/, (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.
Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TN, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/parks-and-gardens/dane-john-gardens/, (0.6 miles, 1kms)
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.