Activities in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay


Crab & Winkle Way

Canterbury to Whitstable, CT1 2AH, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email,

Cycle Route: Canterbury to Whitstable

Originally a six mile railway line running between Canterbury and Whitstable between 1830 and 1952, some of it was reopened as a cycle and walking route.

Herne Bay cultural trail

William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5EQ, Tel: 01227 868515,

An opportunity to find the historical and general places of interest in the town with this walking cutural trail.

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Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 1BB, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email,

One of the special routes in the popular Walks For All series, the path is full or opportunities for everyone to explore the wildlife of this fine nature reserve. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).

Downland Cycles Ltd

2 Stone Cottages, Lynsore Bottom, Upper Hardres, Canterbury, CT4 6EG, Tel: 01227 709706, Email,

Cycle maintenance and mechanic courses for beginners, enthusiasts and professionals.

Canterbury Audio Tours, Visitors

The Welcome Centre, Canterbury Coach Park, Canterbury, CT1 1BW, Tel: 01227 637556, Email

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.

Herne Bay Mini Golf Club

iFun @ Sundancers, 136 - 145 Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 8SS, Tel: 01227 375098, Email,

Herne Bay Mini Golf is an 18 hole course right on Herne Bay's seafront, just 3 minutes walk from the Pier. It is a great family activity and suitable for all ages and abilities.

Canterbury Dining Tours

Suits 3 -4 , 22 Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 3AG, Tel: 07427687577, Email,

The self guided tour embarks on a historical passage through Canterbury's city walls, visiting some of the city's finest restaurants in the process.

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PO Box 1023, Canterbury, CT1 9GR, Tel: 01303 863869, Email,

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.

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Canterbury, CT3 4BP, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email,

A short walk of 1.25 miles. The hard surfaces are well compacted but with occasional stones upt to 30mm.

The Blean Woods

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB,

Walk Route: Dunkirk and Denstroude

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.

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Canterbury to Dover/Folkestone, CT1 2LG, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email,

Cycle Route: Canterbury, Folkestone and Dover

This is a challenging 50 mile (80km) circular ride on Regional Cycle Routes 16 and 17 linking Canterbury to Folkestone and Dover. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).

Canterbury Westgate Punts

Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT2 8AA, Tel: 07816 760869, Email,

Boat Route: River Stour.

Relaxing River Stour Tours through public gardens, breathtaking countryside and the city. A choice of short, long and city trips available.

Canterbury Golf Club patio

Scotland Hills, Littlebourne Road, Canterbury, CT1 1TW, Tel: 01227 453532, Email,

Canterbury Golf Club is a private members club open to members of the public by prior booking. It provides a golf shop, coaching, driving range and catering facilities. There is an 18-hole golf course and practice facilities.

Herne Bay Cycle Hire
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Pier Approach, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JN, Tel: 01227 388058, Email,

Daily or weekly hire of bicycles, tandems, tag-alongs and child-trailers - for recreational cyclists, families, tourists and student groups, exploring the coastline between Whitstable and Reculver or inland towards Canterbury.

Ghost Tour guide

38 St Margaret's Street, Outside Alberry's, Canterbury, CT1 2TY, Tel: 0845 5190 267, Email,

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.

Paintball Canterbury

Upper Harbledown, Canterbury, CT2 9AQ, Tel: 0845 500 7755, Email,

This paintballing park is located just outside the city of Canterbury and is situated in dense woodland providing the ideal setting for some intense battles.

Canterbury Cathedral

The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, Tel: 01227 862162, Email,

Walk Route: Canterbury to Rome

Motherchurch of the Anglican Communion, seat of the Archbishop. Stunning stained glass. Eleventh Century Crypt, Twelfth Century Quire, Fourteenth Century Nave.

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Birchington, CT7 9QP, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email,

Walk Route: Minnis Bay to Reculver

This is a lovely sea walk that is particularly refreshing during the summer months. There is plenty to see as you pass a salt-water lagoon, a working oyster farm and the Reculver Towers and fort.

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