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Historical Walks in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay

Explore Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable's history and heritage with these historical walks.

statue of Barnes Wallis in Herne Bay

Herne Bay Cultural Trail

The Herne Bay Cultural Trail is a free and easy stroll around the town, seafront and Downs in Herne Bay, where there are 17 locations of historical interest. The Herne Bay Cultural Trail encapsulates the wealth of history in Herne Bay, dating back to the bronze age.

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plaque for Christopher Marlowe in Canterbury

Marlowe's Canterbury Walk

Distance: 1.6 miles
Route type: Linear
Start postcode: CT1 2JT

A 1.6 mile or 1.3 mile walk through the playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe's Canterbury.

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thatched cottage and the north downs way signpost

North Downs Way National Trail

Distance: 153 mile
Route type: Linear
Start town: Farnham

The 153 mile North Downs Way National Trail offers spectacular views and a fascinating heritage, passing through the Surrey Hills and the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Queen Bertha's Walk way marking plaque

Queen Bertha's Walk

Queen Bertha's Walk links together the three parts of Canterbury's World Heritage Site - Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church. Queen Bertha's walk starts within the Cathedral precincts and follows the route possibly taken by Queen Berth during her 30 years of worship, past St Augustine's Abbey to the church of St Martin.

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Saxon Shore Way way marker on post

Saxon Shore Way

Distance: 160 miles
Route type: Linear
Start town: Gravesend

Imagine stepping back in time and discovering the coastline of the Garden of England as it stood more than 1,600 years ago.

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The Way of St Augustine

Distance: 19 miles
Route type: Linear
Start town: Canterbury

The Way of St Augustine is approximately 19 miles long connecting the Shrine of St Augustine in Ramsgate to historic Canterbury, following in the footsteps of St Augustine.

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Via Francigena

Distance: 1,200 miles
Route type: Linear
Start town: Canterbury

Via Francigena is the ancient route from Canterbury to Rome, followed by archbishops travelling to receive from the Pope their symbols of authority as well as ordinary pilgrims en route to Rome or onward to Jerusalem.

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