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Show more details of St Dunstan's Church

80 London Road, Canterbury, CT2 8LS

The church is 1000 years old and was the first to be dedicated to St Dunstan.

 
 
Show more details of Westgate Gardens

Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT2 8AA

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.

 
 
Show more details of The Blean Ancient Woodlands

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB

Blean Woods are the largest in Kent and, in addition to their intrinsic interest as ancient woodlands they surround a number of attractive villages with pubs, where you can eat and drink, places to visit.

 
 
Show more details of Canterbury Norman Castle

Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR

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.

 
 
Show more details of Barnsole Vineyard

Fleming Road, Staple, Canterbury, CT3 1LG

A family run vineyard with its own winery. Visitors are most welcome and may have a free mini-tour to see how our vines are grown and wine produced. Tastings are free and our wines are available for direct sale.

 
 
Show more details of Greyfriars Chapel

Adjacent to 6 Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR

The only remaining building of the first English Franciscan Friary.

 
 
Show more details of Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve

Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BP

Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve is a unique and beautiful area of wetland, internationally recognised as an important home to a rich variety of wildlife, especially birds. Image Stodmarsh Reserve © Emma Griffiths, Natural England

 
 
Show more details of St Mildred's Church

Church Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2PP

Situated near Canterbury Castle and the only standing pre-Norman conquest church inside the city walls.

 
 
Show more details of Whitstable Oyster Yawl 'The Favourite'

Island Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1EP

This oyster yawl, which is also known as a smack, was built in 1890 by the Whitstable Shipping company and worked until 1944. She can now be viewed between the seawall and Island Wall, about 200m east of the Neptune pub.

 
 
Show more details of The Whitstable Castle and Gardens
Green Flag Award

Tower Hill, Whitstable, CT5 2BW

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.

 
 
Show more details of St Martin's Church

North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1PW

St Martin's Church is the oldest in England still in use as a parish church and is part of the Canterbury World Heritage Site. This church was the first base of St Augustine when he came to Canterbury in 597.

 
 
Show more details of Grove Ferry Picnic Site

Riverscroft, Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury, CT3 4BP

Grove Ferry Picnic Site is next to the River Stour and a good base for following the Stour Valley Walk, the Saxon Shore Way or the Wantsum Walks, and is adjacent to Stodmarsh National Reserve.

 
 
Show more details of Whitehall Meadows and Bingley Island

Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL

This area dates back to the Doomsday period. Today it is one of a few areas of riverside grassland that has not been treated with weedkillers or fertilisers, which means that a wide variety of species can thrive.

 
 
Show more details of Victory Wood
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Yorkletts, Whitstable, Kent, CT2 9JX

This is a place for a great walk set on the edge of the Blean Woodland area. See a wood with a difference! This is the Flagship Site, one of 33 woods plant around the UK, for the Trafalgar Woods Project to commemorate the 200th anniversary.

 
 
Show more details of Larkey Valley Wood

Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT1 3UP

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

 
 
Show more details of Curtis Wood Park
Green Flag Award

Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7TZ

Curtis Wood Park is an informal area of protected open space situated on the outskirts of Herne. The site provides local residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a variety of semi-natural habitats in a relaxed and pleasant setting.

 
 
Show more details of Reculver Country Park & Reculver Towers
Green Tourism Silver AwardGreen Flag Award

Reculver Lane, Reculver, Herne Bay, CT6 6SS

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...

 
 
Show more details of Dane John Gardens

Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TN

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.

 
 
 
 
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