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The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction
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St Margaret's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2TG, Tel: 01227 696 001, 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 with the Canterbury Tales.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Canterbury Spy Mission Treasure Trails

Sun Street, Canterbury, CT1 2HX, Tel: 01872 263692, Email, www.treasuretrails.co.uk/things-to-do/kent/canterbury

The Canterbury Spy Mission Treasure Trail is a must do activity if you're looking for things to do in Canterbury with the kids. It's even suitable for adults too! Can you follow the route and solve the sneaky clues set around Canterbury?

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East and West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Canterbury Westgate Punts on the River Stour
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Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT2 8AA, Tel: 07816 760869, Email, canterburypunts.uk/

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 with Canterbury Westgate Punts.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Art Courses in Canterbury

17 Palace Street, Canterbury, CT1 2DZ, Tel: 01227 472953, Email, www.artincanterbury.co.uk

A variety of 1 to 5 day holiday courses available in the historic Conquest House; Life Drawing, Watercolours, Oils and Printmaking.

 
 
 
Family fun Canterbury Historic River Tours
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Kings Bridge, St Peter's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT, Tel: 07790534744, Email, www.canterburyrivertours.co.uk

Guided Historic River Tours have been a favourite pastime for over 80 years and this Canterbury attraction allows you to escape the busy city centre and discover Canterbury from the unique perspective of the River Stour.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
This Turbulent Priest

Eastbridge Hospital, 25 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BD, Tel: 07786917333, Email, www.badhusky.co.uk/

This Turbulent Priest tells the dramatic story of Thomas Becket’s and King Henry II’s friendship and eventual conflict, ultimately resulting in the devastating death of Canterbury’s renowned Saint.

 
 
 
Westgate Parks, Canterbury
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Canterbury, CT1 2FP, www.westgateparks.co.uk/

Come and explore a riverside landscape rich in wildlife and heritage!

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (2 miles)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Kent Museum of Freemasonry, Canterbury
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St. Peters Place, Canterbury, CT1 2DA, Tel: 01227 785625, Email, kentmuseumoffreemasonry.org.uk/

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.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
IHGS - The School of Family History

79 - 82 Northgate, Canterbury, CT1 1BA, Tel: 01227 768664, Email, www.ihgs.ac.uk/

IHGS - The School of Family History was established 1961. Day, weekend and online courses in family history and heraldry. A professional national and international genealogical and heraldic research service.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
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Unit 1, Simmonds Road, Wincheap Industrial Estate, Canterbury, CT1 3RA, Tel: 01227 507450, Email, www.escapekent.com/

Escape Kent is Canterbury’s largest live escape game experience. Teams of up to 8 players can put their team work, communication and problem solving skills to the test.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (0.2 mile)
  • Parking: free
 
 
 
The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge
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18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, canterburymuseums.co.uk/beaney/

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge 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.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Canterbury Punting Co, Greyfriars Chapel
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Water Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2NQ, Tel: 07786332666, Email, www.canterburypunting.co.uk

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.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
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Biketart City Store, Canterbury

21 The Borough, Palace Street, Canterbury, CT1 2DR, Tel: 01227 479353, Email, www.biketart.com/bike-hire-i47

Bike hire a great way to get around Kent and see our beautiful countryside. Biketart offer a range of quality leisure bike to get you round the city and beyond.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (0.5 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Curzon Canterbury
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Westgate Hall Road, Canterbury, CT1 2BT, Tel: 0330 500 1331, www.curzoncinemas.com/canterbury/

Curzon brings to Canterbury its renowned programme of independent films from all over the world, as well as a range of exciting events including live opera, ballet, theatre and art broadcasts.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Canterbury Ghost Tour
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38 St Margaret's Street, Outside Alberry's, Canterbury, CT1 2TY, Tel: 0845 519 0267, Email, www.canterburyghosttour.com

An entertaining blend of history, humour and haunting amongst the old city, as the shadows gather meet the ghost hunter for a 90 minute ghost tour of the spooky side of Canterbury.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
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  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Westgate Towers Museum, Canterbury
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St. Peters Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BQ, Tel: 01227 458629, Email, www.onepoundlane.co.uk/

Built in 1380 the Westgate Towers is England's oldest surviving Medieval Gateway. Explore its unique history and take in some of the most iconic views in the county of Kent from the battlements viewpoint!

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Kent Cycle Hire, The Goods Shed, Canterbury

House of Agnes, 71 St Dunstans Street, Canterbury, CT2 8BN, Tel: 01227 388058, Email, www.kentcyclehire.com

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.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Evening River Tours, Canterbury
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Kings Bridge, St. Peters Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT, Tel: 07790534744, Email, www.canterburyrivertours.co.uk

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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