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City Adventure

There are so many fun action packed things to do throughout the Canterbury district we have had to split them up into City, Coast and Countryside. So blast off in Canterbury this summer and start exploring.

Morning

During the day start at the Dane John Gardens, here the children will enjoy getting lost in the maze before embarking on the City Wall Trail where you and your children can walk along the remaining parts of the city walls or stop off at the Visitor Centre in the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge and join one of the daily guided walks around the city that is fun and fascinating. Alternatively you can enjoy a self guided tour of the city.
Dane John Gardens
Canterbury Guided Walking Tours
Canterbury Audio Tour at Canterbury Audio Tour
 

Evening

Every Friday and Saturday night you and your family can become ghost hunters for the evening by joining the Canterbury Ghost Tours.
Canterbury Ghost Tour

 

Morning: Dane John Gardens

Address

Watling Street
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 2TN

Contact Details

Tel: 01227 862162
The city walls and an avenue of lime trees provide Dane John gardens a sense of enclosure and escape from the busy road and bustling shopping centre just a few yards away. There are excellent views over the city and the surrounding countryside from the top of the mound.

Within the gardens is a safe play area for children, a newly built bandstand – a venue for traditional concerts throughout the summer – and a fountain which provides the focus for the shaded walk along the avenue of lime trees.

The historic gardens, located within the city walls of Canterbury, date back to 1551. The gardens contain a mound believed to date from the first century AD and later a Norman motte and bailey castle after which the gardens are named. In 1790 a local dignitary named Alderman James Simmons laid the park into formal gardens. In 1999, Canterbury City Council completed a million pound renovation of the park supported by the Heritage Lottery Fun and local sponsorship.
For further information visit: https://www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/parks-and-gardens/dane-john-gardens/

Directions

2 minutes walking from Canterbury East and main bus station.

Prices and opening

Free entry
 

Morning: Canterbury Guided Walking Tours

Address

Christ Church Gate
The Precincts
Canterbury
CT1 2EE

Contact Details

Tel: 01227 459779
Enjoy a fascinating 90 minute guided walking tour of historic streets AND Cathedral Precincts with knowledgeable, entertaining guides to address your questions and special interests. All for £7.50 or less! Guided walking tours daily from the Buttermarket. Discounted pre-booked group tours in 9 languages. For further information visit: http://www.canterburyguidedtours.com

Directions

We meet groups at many different locations in the city. Daily tours leave from the Buttermarket.

Prices and opening

Daily Walking Tours:

Adults £7.50
Concessions £7.00
Student (12 - 23yrs) £7.00
Children under 12 £5.50
Family Ticket (2 adults and 3 children under 12) £25.00

Minimum charge £70.00 for groups with fewer than 10

There is no pre-booking for Daily Tours; tickets may be bought on the day at any time before the tour from the The Beaney Art Museum and Library - High Street, Canterbury Heritage Museum - Stour Street, or Canterbury Roman Museum on Butchery Lane.

Opening details

Season DatesOpening Hours
NotesWalks are available twice daily 11am and 2pm from 1st April to 31st October and daily at 11am from 1st November to 31st March (except 25th December).
 

Morning: Canterbury Audio Tour at Canterbury Audio Tour

Address

The Welcome Centre
Canterbury Coach Park
Canterbury
CT1 1BW

Contact Details

Tel: 01227 637556
Something new and exciting has come to Canterbury!

Canterbury Audio Tours invites you to explore Canterbury's sites with a self guided tour of this historic city, which is taken at your own pace. No other tour covers as much ground or includes as many benefits! Available in 8 languages, and suitable for all ages, you can take a tour at any time of day to suit you.

Escape the crowds of traditional walking tours, and ensure you hear every word with a personal, easy to use audio player, earphones and specially designed 'Kent Tours' keep-sake map of the city. The audio player and earphones are yours to hire for the day.

With the option to pause, rewind or skip to your favourite parts, Canterbury Audio Tours allows complete flexibility on your trip to the city. This allows you to stop for lunch, browse the local shops, or stop to visit an attraction that interests you, whilst enjoying your tour of Canterbury. And getting around couldn't be easier; with two pre-set audio guided routes to choose from, or the option to choose your own, this is a tour that you can tailor to your own perferences.

The audio tour gives you a chance to explore the areas of Canterbury otherwise missed by traditional tours. Featuring 20 landmarks and attractions, it guides you past famous must sees such as the stunning Canterbury Cathedral and St Augustine's Abbey, as well as local favourites such as the Westgate Towers, the Norman Castle and Greyfriars island.

In addition, Canterbury Audio Tours also includes discounts for featured Canterbury attractions and restaurants; making this audio tour the ideal starting point for all trips to Canterbury.

Approximate tour times:
Route 1 approx 45 minutes
Route 2 approx 1 hour/1 hour 15 minutes
Total for routes 1 and 2 approx 2 hours.

Tours are available in eight languages, including; English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese.

The tour is available at any time of day, great for all ages and available in all weathers.

To hire your audio player for the day, visit us at the Welcome Centre at Canterbury Coach Park, or book online www.canterburyaudiotours.co.uk to receive an online discount.

Directions

Located 200m from the Cathedral entrance.

Prices and opening

Adults £9.00
Children £6.00
Concessions £7.00
Family £25.00

Opening details

Season DatesOpening Hours
Notes
 

Evening: Canterbury Ghost Tour

Address

38 St Margaret's Street
Outside Alberry's
Canterbury
CT1 2TY

Contact Details

Tel: 0845 5190 267
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. Discover the haunting charm of Canterbury by night - safe in the knowledge that no harm will come to you if you walk with him. For further information visit: http://www.canterburyghosttour.com

Directions

Located outside Alberry's Wine Bar.

Prices and opening

Adults £10.00
Children £8.50
Concessions £9.50

Cancellations - If the Canterbury Ghost Tour cancel a tour a full refund will be given. You are entitled to a refund if you cancel more than 48 hrs in advance of the tour start.


Opening details

Season DatesOpening Hours
NotesMeet at Alberrys Wine Bar in St Margaret's Street at 8pm on Friday and Saturday.
Groups of 15 or more must reserve by phone or email. Open Monday to Thursday and Sunday for groups. Book and pay in advance online or pay cash on arrival. Open all year, all weathers.