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A wonderful way to capture the magic of the river is through our candlelit evening tours! These tours are provided solely for our group markets, usually with a minimum number of ten participants (subject to a minimum charge).
Enjoy a fascinating 90 minute tour of historic streets AND Cathedral Precincts with knowledgeable, entertaining guides to address your questions and special interests. All for £7.50 or less! Tours daily from the Buttermarket.
New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, Tel: , www.theblean.co.uk/
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.
Canterbury to Chartham, CT2 8BG, Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/walking-cycling-routes/great-stour-way/
Cycle Route: Canterbury to Chartham
A walking and cycling route that follows the River Great Stour. As well as providing a safe and traffic free path that is accessible for wheelchair users, it makes it easy to access the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Escape the busy pavements and lay back into the cushions, meander down the river and see the City as you never could on foot. Listen to historic Canterbury's rich and fascinating story as you sip champagne and view medieval buildings.
Canterbury, CT1 2JT, Tel: 03000 41 71 71 , Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/literary-walks-christopher-marlowe-and-canterbury
Walk Route: Canterbury
Join Kent Libraries and Archives and Explore Kent on this exciting circular walk around Canterbury, celebrating Marlowe. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).
Canterbury, CT1 2JJ, Tel: 01227 862162, Email
Queen Bertha's walk links together the three parts of Canterbury's World Heritage Sites - the Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church.
Mid-point Canterbury, CT1 2DA, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/cycling/find-a-cycle-route-or-centre/cycle-rides-pilgrims-cycle-trail
Cycle Route: Rochester, Detling, Ashford, Canterbury
This wonderful new cycle route follows much of the historic Pilgrims Way. It has been created to provide fantastic cycling for anyone wishing to enjoy a sunny day cycling leisurely through the heart of Kent.
The perfect way to explore some of the well known historic sites of Canterbury, plus some of the hidden gems - available in 8 languages. Enjoy an audio tour & travel at your own pace. 20 attractions and local city landmarks are featured.
Daily or weekly hire of bicycles, tandems, tag-alongs and child-trailers – for recreational cyclists, families, tourists and student groups, exploring the historic City of Canterbury – or taking a trip to the coast.
Chartham, Canterbury, CT4 7JW, Tel: 03000 41 71 71 , Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/walks-in-east-kent-chartham
Walk Route: Chartham
A village green and historic houses are the hallmarks of Chartham at the start of this pleasant circular walk. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).
Tours of the Realm offer chauffeured, sightseeing tours of rural and historic Britain to small groups of 2 to 3 people. An exclusive, bespoke and superior service for discerning travellers. Day tours or longer tours available on request.
Canterbury, CT3 4BP, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/walks-for-all-stodmarsh-national-nature-reserve-grove-ferry
A short walk of 1.25 miles. The hard surfaces are well compacted but with occasional stones upt to 30mm.
Adisham, Canterbury, CT3 3JE, Tel: 03000 41 71 71 , Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/north-downs-way-circular-barham-and-adisham-walk
Walk Route: Barham and Adisham
Passing through the distinctive village of Adisham, this North Downs Way circular is sure to delight. This walk is relatively flat with plenty of open fields to venture through. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).
Canterbury to Whitstable, CT1 2AH, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/countryside_and_coast/cycling/cycle_routes/crab_and_winkle_way.aspx
Cycle Route: Canterbury to Whitstable
Originally a six mile railway line running between Canterbury and Whitstable between 1830 and 1952, some of it was reopened as a cycle and walking route.