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Show more details of Canterbury Roman Museum

Longmarket, Butchery Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2JR

Explore the Roman town beneath your feet. Canterbury's underground Roman Museum is built around the remains of a Roman town house with mosaics preserved where excavated.

 
 
Show more details of Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve

Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BP

Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve is a unique and beautiful area of wetland, internationally recognised as an important home to a rich variety of wildlife, especially birds. Image Stodmarsh Reserve © Emma Griffiths, Natural England

 
 
Show more details of Sailing Barge Greta

Whitstable Harbour, Whitstable, CT5 1AB

As one of the most historic sailing vessels on the Kent coast, S.B GRETA, spends the summer months chartering from the South Quay, Whitstable Harbour, around the Maunsell Forts, Wind Farm, taking in views of Herne Bay & Whitstable coastline

 
 
Show more details of Herne Mill

Mill Lane, Herne Bay, CT6 7DR

Herne Mill is the latest in a long line of mills, which have occupied the site for centuries. It is a local landmark on the skyline above the ancient village of Herne and is a 'sea mark' from the Thames Estuary.

 
 
Show more details of Mount Ephraim Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Staple Street, Hernhill, Faversham, ME13 9TX

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.

 
 
Show more details of Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre

11 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable, CT5 1AF

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.

 
 
Show more details of Fordwich Town Hall

King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0DB

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.

 
 
Show more details of Duncan Down Village Green
Green Flag Award

Whitstable, CT5 4FJ

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.

 
 
Show more details of Howletts Wild Animal Park
VistEngland VAQASGreen Tourism Silver Award

Bekesbourne Road, Bekesbourne, Canterbury, CT4 5EL

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.

 
 
Show more details of The Blean Ancient Woodlands

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB

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.

 
 
Show more details of Whitstable Oyster Yawl 'The Favourite'

Island Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1EP

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.

 
 
Show more details of The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
Beautiful South Awards Highly Commended

18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA

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.

 
 
Show more details of Playhouse Theatre Whitstable

104 High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AZ

Community theatre offering a wide range of entertainment - plays, pantomimes, music, comedy and active youth group.

 
 
Show more details of Canterbury Westgate Punts

Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT2 8AA

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

Boat Route: River Stour.

 
 
Show more details of Canterbury Punting Co.

Water Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2NQ

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.

 
 
Show more details of Curtis Wood Park
Green Flag Award

Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7TZ

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.

 
 
Show more details of Hambrook Marshes

Whitehall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8BQ

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.

 
 
Show more details of Barnsole Vineyard

Fleming Road, Staple, Canterbury, CT3 1LG

A family run vineyard with its own winery. Visitors are most welcome and may have a free mini-tour to see how our vines are grown and wine produced. Tastings are free and our wines are available for direct sale.

 
 
Show more details of Westgate Gardens

Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT1 2DB

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.

 
 
Show more details of Tours of the Realm

PO Box 1023, Canterbury, CT1 2PR

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.

 
 
Show more details of The Whitstable Castle and Gardens
Green Flag Award

Tower Hill, Whitstable, CT5 2BW

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.

 
 
Show more details of Canterbury Tales
VistEngland VAQAS

St Margaret's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2TG

Step into medieval Canterbury and accompany Geoffrey Chaucer and his colourful characters on their magical pilgrimage from London to Canterbury.

 
 
Show more details of Lilford Framing

76 Castle Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2QD

Lilford Framing provide a complete framing service, our friendly and helpful staff have over 30 years of experience.

Speciality: Framing

 
 
Show more details of Herne Bay Clock Tower and Bandstand

Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5LU

In the spring and summer months the seafront's beauty is enhanced by gardens, which bring floral colour for visitors who pass the Clock Tower and Bandstand.

 
 
Show more details of Eastbridge Hospital

25 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BD

Eastbridge Hospital was founded following the murder of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral as accommodation for poor Pilgrims visiting his tomb.

 
 
Show more details of Grove Ferry Picnic Site

Riverscroft, Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury, CT3 4BP

Grove Ferry Picnic Site is next to the River Stour and a good base for following the Stour Valley Walk, the Saxon Shore Way or the Wantsum Walks, and is adjacent to Stodmarsh National Reserve.

 
 
 
 
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