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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
 

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
CT1 2QX

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: http://explorekent.org/activities/dane-john-gardens/

Directions

2 minutes walking from Canterbury East Train Station and Canterbury 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
Join Canterbury Guided Walking Tours and 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

Canterbury Guided Walking Tours:

Adults £7.50
Children under 12 £5.50
Senior Citizens £7.00
Family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) £25.00
Students £7.00

Minimum charge for groups £70.00.

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

Evening: Canterbury Ghost Tour

Address

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

Contact Details

Tel: 0845 519 0267
An entertaining blend of history, humour and haunting amongst the old city, as the shadows gather meet the ghost hunter for a 75 minute ghost 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
Concessions £9.50
Children £8.50

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.