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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
 
 
 
The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
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The Friars, Canterbury, CT1 2AS, Tel: 01227 787787, www.marlowetheatre.com

Situated in the heart of Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre is one of the South East's most popular theatres. Offering the biggest and best in touring productions.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (2 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Druidstone Park, Canterbury

Honey Hill, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9JR, Tel: 01227 765168, www.druidstone.net

Set in attractive gardens and woodland, Druidstone Park caters for the imagination of all ages. Go on a walk through the enchanted woodland and enjoy hands on experiences with the farmyard animals.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Canterbury Norman Castle

Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR, Tel: 01227 862162, Email

The ruins of the Canterbury Norman Castle keep and castle walls and one of the three original royal castles in Kent. There are interpretation panels, a tactile model of the castle (circa 1200AD) and elevated viewing areas.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury
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University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NB, Tel: 01227 769075, Email, www.thegulbenkian.co.uk

Gulbenkian is the University of Kent's Arts Centre offering innovative, engaging and high quality arts activity for the public, staff and students.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Mount Ephraim Gardens, 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
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Herne Bay Clock Tower © Paul Williams

Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5LU, Tel: 01227 363829, Email

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

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury
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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
 
 
 
Escape Kent

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

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.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (2 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Playhouse Theatre, Whitstable
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104 High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AZ, Tel: 01227 272042, www.playhousewhitstable.co.uk

Playhouse Theatre Whitstable is a community theatre offering a wide range of entertainment - plays, pantomimes, music, comedy and active youth group.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Canterbury Heritage Museum
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Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR, Tel: 01227 475202, Email, canterburymuseums.co.uk/heritagemuseum/

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

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
Canterbury Roman Museum
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Longmarket, Butchery Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2JR, Tel: 01227 785575, Email, canterburymuseums.co.uk/romanmuseum/

Explore the Roman town beneath your feet. Canterbury's underground Roman Museum is built around the remains of a Roman town house with mosaics preserved where excavated.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Evening River Tours in 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).

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Beach Creative Community Arts Centre, Herne Bay
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Beach House, Beach Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5PT, Tel: 0300 111 1913, Email, www.beachcreative.org/

Beach Creative's three galleries open 6 days a week with regularly changing exhibitions by regionally and nationally recognised artists. We host art groups, workshops and classes, provide affordable studio space and a great place to meet.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (0.5 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Barnsole Vineyard, Canterbury
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Fleming Road, Staple, Canterbury, CT3 1LG, Tel: 07772 300 511, Email, www.barnsole.co.uk

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.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury (11 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
 
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