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The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction
VistEngland VAQAS

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 with the Canterbury Tales.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Polar Helicopters, Canterbury Cathedral

Hangar 10, Spitfire Way, Kent International Airport, Manston, CT12 5FF, Tel: 01843 823067, Email, www.polarhelicopters.co.uk

Polar Helicopter flights. Get a birds eye view of Canterbury Cathedral or fly along the White Cliffs of Dover, take in the breathtaking views of the beautiful Kent countryside and coastline. Why not have a go at flying?

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  • Rail station: Minster or Ramsgate (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury
TripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceEnglish Heritage

Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF, Tel: 01227 767345, Email, www.english-heritage.org.uk/staugustinesabbey

This great Abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded shortly after AD 597 by St Augustine.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Bay Putt Mini Golf

iFun @ Sundancers, 136 - 145 Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 8SS, Tel: 01227 375098, Email, www.ifunatsandancers.co.uk

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.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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).

 
 
 
Canoe Wild, group canoeing
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, Tel: 07947835688, Email, www.canoewild.co.uk

Explore Canterbury's amazing and tranquil river. Hire a Canadian style open canoe or double kayak and experience stunning scenery, get close to wildlife and feel the benefits of canoeing. Suitable for all the family.

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  • Rail station: Sturry (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Canterbury Westgate Punts on the River Stour
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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
 
 
 
Barnes Wallis Bouncing Bomb
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12 William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5EJ, Tel: 01227 367368, www.theseasidemuseumhernebay.org/

From Dambusters to Floods, Piers to Punch & Judy, the delightful Seaside Museum, Herne Bay has plenty of surprises under one roof.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Blind Girl with Bird by David Heathcote

87 St Dunstan's Street, Canterbury, CT2 8AE, Tel: 07949203268, Email, www.byzantiumfineart.com/

Byzantium Fine Art is a private salon in Canterbury selling paintings, drawings, sculpture, photographs and limited edition prints.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Canterbury Guided Walking Tours
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Christ Church Gate, The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EE, Tel: 01227 459779, Email, www.canterburyguidedtours.com

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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  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre

11 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable, CT5 1AF, Tel: 01227 281174, Email, www.horsebridge-centre.org.uk

The Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre is located just yards from the beach in the centre of Whitstable town, on a site which has a long tradition of community and cultural activity and offers stunning sea views,.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Westgate Towers Museum, Canterbury
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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
 
 
 
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
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Mount Ephraim House, Faversham
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Staple Street, Hernhill, Faversham, ME13 9TX, Tel: 01227 751496, Email, www.mountephraimgardens.co.uk

Mount Ephraim Gardens have plenty to offer and delight visitors. Unwind in these ten acres of gardens, set in the heart of an 800 acre estate with magnificent views over the Swale Estuary.

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  • Rail station: Faversham (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Whitstable Castle and Gardens

Tower Hill, Whitstable, CT5 2BW, Tel: 01227 281726, Email, www.whitstablecastle.co.uk

Dating back to the 1790's, Whitstable Castle and Gardens has been home to local merchants and dignitaries remaining a landmark attraction throughout its history. It is a 'must see' for everyone visiting the town of Whitstable.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (0.9 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Theatre in the park

Strode Park , Herne, Herne Bay, CT6 7NE, Tel: 01227 373292, Email, www.strodepark.org.uk

A charming amphitheatre set within 14 acres of beautiful grounds at Strode Park in the picturesque village of Herne, located on the A291 between Herne Bay and Canterbury.

 
 
 
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)
 
 
 
 
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