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Attractions in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay

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Show more details of Barnsole Vineyard

Fleming Road, Staple, Canterbury, CT3 1LG, Tel: 01304 812530, Email, home.btconnect.com/barnsole.vineyard/

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.

  • Rail station: Canterbury (11 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of Canterbury Tales
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St Margaret's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2TG, Tel: 01227 479227, Email, www.canterburytales.org.uk

Step into medieval Canterbury and accompany Geoffrey Chaucer and his colourful characters on their magical pilgrimage from London to Canterbury.

  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Show more details of Wildwood
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Herne Common, Herne Bay, CT6 7LQ, Tel: 01227 712111, Email, www.wildwoodtrust.org

Wildwood Wild Animal Park is a year-round experience for all the family in 40 acres of ancient woodland with over 50 species of British wildlife. Enjoy special events, talks and feeds around the park, adventure playzone and restaurant.

  • Rail station: Herne Bay (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
Beautiful South Awards Highly Commended

18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.thebeaney.co.uk

This fabulous new visitor attraction provides state of the art special and permanent exhibition galleries, a brand new library, excellent learning facilities and a varied programme of events for all ages.

  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of St Martin's Church

North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1PW, Tel: 01227 768072, www.martinpaul.org

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.

  • Rail station: Canterbury East (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of Tankerton Slopes

Marine Parade, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2BE, Tel: 01227 862162, Email

The cliff-top lawns of Tankerton Slopes, with their colourful beach huts, roll gently towards the sea and provide and excellent vantage point to watch the nautical world go by. Get views of the wartime forts and Southend.

  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Show more details of Lilford Framing

76 Castle Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2QD, Tel: 01227 766616, Email, www.lilfordframing.com

Lilford Framing provide a complete framing service, our friendly and helpful staff have over 30 years of experience.

Speciality: Framing

  • Rail station: Canterbury East
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Show more details of Howletts Wild Animal Park
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Bekesbourne Road, Bekesbourne, Canterbury, CT4 5EL, Tel: +44 (0)844 842 4647, Email, www.aspinallfoundation.org/howletts

Howletts Wild Animal Park near Canterbury is a family day out where fun, education and conservation combine. Set over 90 acres of beautiful ancient parkland, Howletts is home to some of the world's most rare and endangered animals.

  • Rail station: Bekesbourne
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Show more details of Canterbury Heritage Museum

Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR, Tel: 01227 475202, Email, www.canterbury-museums.co.uk

Discover Canterbury's history, from millions of years ago to the present, explored through interactive displays in an amazing medieval building.

  • Rail station: Canterbury West (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Show more details of Playhouse Theatre Whitstable

104 High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AZ, Tel: 01227 272042, www.playhousewhitstable.co.uk

Community theatre offering a wide range of entertainment - plays, pantomimes, music, comedy and active youth group.

  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Show more details of Curtis Wood Park
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Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7TZ, Tel: 01227 862000, Email

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.

  • Free entry
 
 
 
Show more details of Herne Mill

Mill Lane, Herne Bay, CT6 7DR, Tel: 01227 687487, www.herne-mill.btik.com

Herne Mill is the latest in a long line of mills, which have occupied the site for centuries. It is a local landmark on the skyline above the ancient village of Herne and is a 'sea mark' from the Thames Estuary.

  • Rail station: Herne Bay (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of Kent Museum of Freemasonry
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St. Peters Place, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DA, Tel: 01227 785625, Email, eastkentfreemasons.org/kent-museum-of-freemasonry

Open to all and free to visit, one of the UK's finest collections of Masonic artefacts will take you on a surprising and informative interactive journey through the history of Freemasonry in Kent and beyond, dispelling myths along the way.

  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of Greyfriars Chapel

Adjacent to 6 Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR, Tel: 01227 471688, Email, www.eastbridgehospital.org.uk

Greyfriars Chapel is the only building now remaining of the first English Franciscan Friary built in 1267, forty three years after the first Friars settled in Canterbury, during the lifetime of St Francis of Assisi.

  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
  • Free entry
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of Whitstable Museum and Gallery

5 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB, Tel: 01227 276998, Email, www.canterbury-museums.co.uk

Dive into maritime history and explore the town. The fascinating displays give townspeolpe and visitors an idea of why Whitstable is here and how it has changed over the years.

  • Rail station: Whistable (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Show more details of Canterbury Historic River Tours
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Kings Bridge, St Peter's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT, Email, www.canterburyrivertours.co.uk

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.

  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of Herne Bay Clock Tower and Bandstand

Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5LU, Tel: 01227 862162, Email

In the spring and summer months the seafront's beauty is enhanced by gardens, which bring floral colour for visitors who pass the Clock Tower and Bandstand.

  • Rail station: Herne Bay (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Show more details of Hambrook Marshes

Whitehall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8BQ

Set in the floodplan of the Great Stour just outside Canterbury, Hambrook Marshes is in an area of natural marshland located adjacent to the Riverside Retail Park in Wincheap.

  • Rail station: Canterbury West (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
 
 
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