Activities in Canterbury


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.

Evening River Tours, visitors on trip

Kings Bridge, St. Peters Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT, Tel: 07790534744, Email,

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).

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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).

Kent County Cricket Club, wicket and bat
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Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3NZ, Tel: 01227 456886, Email,

While in Kent why not experience the fun and excitement of cricket - the English game? Kent County Cricket Club is the birthplace of the county game and offers groups the opportunity to enjoy the most English of pastimes.

The Blean Woods

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB,

Walk Route: Dunkirk and Denstroude

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.

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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Fordwich, Canterbury, CT2 0BX, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email,

Walk Route: Fordwich Village to Reed Pond

This popular walk is one of Explore Kent's Walks For All series passing through pleasant countryside and woodland from the village of Fordwich. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).

Canterbury Tourist Guides

Christ Church Gate, The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EE, Tel: 01227 459779, Email,

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.

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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).

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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.

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 Punting Co, visitors on a trip

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

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.

Crab & Winkle Way

Canterbury to Whitstable, CT1 2AH, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email,

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.

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.

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.

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 Christ Church Gate and bike
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House of Agnes, 71 St Dunstans Street, Canterbury, CT2 8BN, Tel: 01227 388058, Email,

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.

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.

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