Activities in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay


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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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.

Greta Sailing Barge

Whitstable Harbour, Whitstable, CT5 1AB, Tel: 07711657919, Email,

As one of the most historic sailing vessels on the Kent coast, S.B GRETA, spends the summer months chartering from the South Quay, Whitstable Harbour, around the Maunsell Forts, Wind Farm, taking in views of Herne Bay & Whitstable coastline

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Birchington, CT7 9QP, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email,

Walk Route: Minnis Bay to Reculver

This is a lovely sea walk that is particularly refreshing during the summer months. There is plenty to see as you pass a salt-water lagoon, a working oyster farm and the Reculver Towers and fort.

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.

Herne Bay cultural trail

William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5EQ, Tel: 01227 868515,

An opportunity to find the historical and general places of interest in the town with this walking cutural trail.

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.

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.

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.

Tankerton Slopes

Marine Parade, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2BE

The cliff-top lawns of Tankerton Slopes roll gently towards the sea and provide an excellent view of 'The Street' and a vantage point to watch the nautical world go by. Tankerton is east of Whitstable town centre.

Canterbury Cathedral

The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, Tel: 01227 862162, Email,

Walk Route: Canterbury to Rome

Motherchurch of the Anglican Communion, seat of the Archbishop. Stunning stained glass. Eleventh Century Crypt, Twelfth Century Quire, Fourteenth Century Nave.

Herne Bay Mini Golf Club

iFun @ Sundancers, 136 - 145 Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 8SS, Tel: 01227 375098, Email,

Herne Bay Mini Golf is an 18 hole course right on Herne Bay's seafront, just 3 minutes walk from the Pier. It is a great family activity and suitable for all ages and abilities.

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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Scotland Hills, Littlebourne Road, Canterbury, CT1 1TW, Tel: 01227 453532, Email,

Canterbury Golf Club is a private members club open to members of the public by prior booking. It provides a golf shop, coaching, driving range and catering facilities. There is an 18-hole golf course and practice facilities.

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).

Oyster Bay Trail

Reculver to Swalecliffe, CT6 6ST, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email,

Cycle Route: Reculver to Swalecliffe

If you enjoy great sea views, big skies and historic landscapes then visit the seven mile long Oyster Bay Trail. The route is mostly flat surfaced paths between Swalecliff and Reculver.

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.

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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).

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