Activities in Canterbury


Tours of the Realm, logo

PO Box 1023, Canterbury, CT1 9GR, Tel: 01303 863869, Email,

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.

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Canterbury to Dover/Folkestone, CT1 2LG, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email,

Cycle Route: Canterbury, Folkestone and Dover

This is a challenging 50 mile (80km) circular ride on Regional Cycle Routes 16 and 17 linking Canterbury to Folkestone and Dover. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).

Canterbury Cathedral © Tim Stubbings

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.

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Adisham, Canterbury, CT3 3JE, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email,

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 Historic River Tours
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Kings Bridge, St Peter's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT, Tel: 07790534744, Email,

Flowing through the heart of historic Canterbury, the river is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of one of the country's busiest city centres.

Paintball Canterbury

Upper Harbledown, Canterbury, CT2 9AQ, Tel: 0845 500 7755, Email,

This paintballing park is located just outside the city of Canterbury and is situated in dense woodland providing the ideal setting for some intense battles.

Christopher Marlowe and Canterbury Walk

Canterbury, CT1 2JT, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email,

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 Dining Tours

Suits 3 -4 , 22 Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 3AG, Tel: 07427687577, Email,

The self guided tour embarks on a historical passage through Canterbury's city walls, visiting some of the city's finest restaurants in the process.

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Mid-point Canterbury, CT1 2DA, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email,

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.

Haunted River Tour

Water Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2NQ, Tel: 07786332666, Email,

Take a romantic river tour with your loved one. It’s the perfect first date. Or second date. Or third. The River Stour provides a beautiful setting for an unusual romantic birthday or anniversary gift.

Canoe Wild, Canterbury

Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 4BP, Tel: 01227 469219, Email,

Explore Kent’s amazing and tranquil rivers with Canoe Wild. Hire a Canadian style open canoe and experience stunning scenery, get close to wildlife and feel the benefits of canoeing as a gentle outdoor activity.

The Great Stour Way, logo

Canterbury to Chartham, CT2 8BG, Tel: 01227 862190, Email,

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.

Canterbury Audio Tours, Visitors

The Welcome Centre, Canterbury Coach Park, Canterbury, CT1 1BW, Tel: 01227 637556, Email

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.

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Herne Bay, CT6 6SU, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email,

Walk Route: Reculver

Enjoy the sights and sounds to be experienced along one of the most rapidly changing stretches of the Kent coastline. Head through Reculver Country Park along the famous Saxon Shore Way and back alongside the strand.

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Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 1BB, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email,

One of the special routes in the popular Walks For All series, the path is full or opportunities for everyone to explore the wildlife of this fine nature reserve. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).

Canterbury Westgate Punts

Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT2 8AA, Tel: 07816 760869, Email,

Boat Route: River Stour.

Relaxing River Stour Tours through public gardens, breathtaking countryside and the city. A choice of short, long and city trips available.

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Chartham, Canterbury, CT4 7JW, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email,

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).

Brompton Bike Hire, Canterbury

Station Road West, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8AN, Tel: 020 8232 3931, Email,

Brompton Bike Hire is a unique cycle hire scheme that offers its members 24/7 access to Brompton folding bicycles.

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