Attractions in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay


Whitstable Castle, exterior

Tower Hill, Whitstable, CT5 2BW, Tel: 01227 281726, Email,

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.

Canterbury Cathedral

The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, Tel: 01227 762862, Email,

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

Herne Windmill, exterior

Mill Lane, Herne Bay, CT6 7DR, Tel: 01227 687487,

Herne Mill is a Kentish Smock Mill dating from 1789. It is Grade 1 listed, is owned by Kent County Council and cared for by the volunteers of the Friends of Herne Mill.

Canterbury Punting Co, visitors on a trip

Water Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2NQ, Tel: 07786332666, Email,

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.

Howletts Wild Animal Park, tiger
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Bekesbourne Road, Bekesbourne, Canterbury, CT4 5EL, Tel: +44 (0)844 842 4647, Email,

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.

Westgate Gardens

Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT1 2DB, Tel: 01227 862162, Email,

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.

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.

Canterbury Westgate Punts

Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT2 8AA, Tel: 07816760869, Email,

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

Greyfriars Chapel

Adjacent to 6 Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR, Tel: 01227 471688, Email,

The only remaining building of the first English Franciscan Friary.

Reculver Towers and Roman Fort
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Reculver Lane, Reculver, Herne Bay, CT6 6SS, Tel: 01227 740676, Email

The twin towers of St Mary's Church are a distinctive feature of the north Kent coast. They are visible for miles around, guiding visitors as they have guided sailors for centuries. But there is much more to Reculver than the towers...

Canterbury Historic River Tours
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Kings Bridge, St Peter's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT, Tel: 07790 534744, Email,

Flowing through the heart of historic Canterbury, the river is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of one of the country's busiest city centres.

Dane John Gardens, fountain

Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TN, Tel: 01227 862162, Email,

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.

Waltrop Gardens, Herne Bay

Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JP

Facing Telford Terrace is a quaisi Victorian sunken garden, erected to celebrate the twinning of Waltrop and Herne Bay.

Eastbridge Hospital, exterior

25 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BD, Tel: 01227 471688, Email,

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

Whitstable Museum, logo
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5 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB, Tel: 01227 276998,

Dive into maritime history and explore the town. The fascinating displays give townspeople and visitors an idea of why Whitstable is here and how it has changed over the years.

Tankerton Slopes

Marine Parade, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2BE

The cliff-top lawns of Tankerton Slopes roll gently towards the sea and provide an excellent view of 'The Street' and a vantage point to watch the nautical world go by. Tankerton is east of Whitstable town centre.

Larkey Valley Wood

Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT1 3UP, Email

This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.

Canterbury Norman Castle

Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR, Tel: 01227 862162, Email

The ruins of a Norman castle keep and castle walls and one of the three original royal castles in Kent. There are interpretation panels, a tactile model of the castle (circa 1200AD) and elevated viewing areas.

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