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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
 
 
 
Lilford Gallery, Canterbury

3 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DY, Tel: 01227 639086, Email, www.lilfordgallery.com

Established in 2000 Lilford Gallery is now one of the leading galleries in Kent. We exhibit contemporary fine art from established national and international artists as well as new and exciting talent.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
 
 
 
The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction
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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 with the Canterbury Tales.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Haunted River Tour

Water Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2NQ, Tel: 07786332666, Email, www.canterburypunting.co.uk

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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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Kent Cycle Hire, Herne Bay

Le Petit Poisson, Pier Approach, Central Parade , Herne Bay, CT6 5JN, 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 coastline between Whitstable and Reculver or inland towards Canterbury.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay Station (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Theatre in the park

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

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

 
 
 
Whitstable Castle, exterior
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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
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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 75 minute tour of the spooky side of Canterbury.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
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)
 
 
 
Canterbury Golf Club

Scotland Hills, Littlebourne Road, Canterbury, CT1 1TW, Tel: 01227 453532, Email, www.canterburygolfclub.co.uk

Canterbury Golf Club is a private members club situated just outside the City centre. It caters for club members, golf societies and visitors and operates a fully equipped driving range and golf academy, with golf professionals on hand.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
 
 
 
Paintball Canterbury

Upper Harbledown, Canterbury, CT2 9AQ, Tel: 0845 500 7755, Email, www.paintballing.co.uk/paintballing-canterbury.html

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.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
 
 
 
The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury
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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)
 
 
 
Kent Cycle Hire, Whitstable

61 Harbour Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AG, 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 town and gentle coastline of Whitstable – or taking a trip to Canterbury.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • 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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
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