- See & Do
- Dining Out
- Canterbury District
- Plan My Visit
The city itself is compact and filled to the brim with child friendly attractions, shops and places to eat, ensuring that you will never run out of things to keep your children captivated and entertained. Canterbury is best explored on foot and due to its pedestrainised streets it is a safe place to visit with your children. Musuems are certainly not boring with each one offering something to suit all the family's needs. To get an idea about what to visit why not buy a Canterbury Attractions Passport for each member of the family and receive a discount and entry into some of the many fascinating things to see and do within the city.
Originally created as a burial place for the Anglo-Saxon kings of Kent, it is part of the Canterbury World Heritage Site, along with the Cathedral and St Martin's Church.
The impressive Abbey is situated outside the city walls and is sometimes missed by visitors. At the Abbey, you can also enjoy the museum and interactive audio tour.
Pre booked tours can be accommodated, during opening hours. For times and details please contact the Abbey.
For educational visits please telephone 01483 252 013
For coach parking facilities please contact the Visitor Operations Site Supervisor on 01227 767 345. There is no parking on site, but there is a pay & display car park directly opposite the site entrance.
Disabled access (all site can be viewed, but some steps). A public pay car park is nearby.
Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF
See location on Google maps.
Map reference: TR 154576
Lat: 51.27758 Long: 1.08779
In Canterbury, a quarter of a mile East of Cathedral Close.
Parking : with charge
Public Transport : 1 mile from Canterbury East station
Audio tours in English, French and Japanese. Hot drinks machine. Parking nearby.