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Show more details of Canterbury Punting Co.

Water Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2NQ

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.

 
 
Show more details of Hambrook Marshes

Whitehall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8BQ

Set in the floodplan of the Great Stour just outside Canterbury, Hambrook Marshes is in an area of natural marshland located adjacent to the Riverside Retail Park in Wincheap.

 
 
Show more details of Larkey Valley Wood

Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT1 3UP

This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.

 
 
Show more details of Lilford Framing

76 Castle Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2QD

Lilford Framing provide a complete framing service, our friendly and helpful staff have over 30 years of experience.

Speciality: Framing

 
 
Show more details of Canterbury Norman Castle

Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR

The ruins of a 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.

 
 
Show more details of Kent Museum of Freemasonry
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St. Peters Place, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DA

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.

 
 
Show more details of Fordwich Town Hall

King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0DB

Although it is believed that there was an earlier building on the site, the present Guildhall, or Town Hall as it is known today, was built in 1544 during the reign of King Henry VIII.

 
 
Show more details of Mount Ephraim Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Staple Street, Hernhill, Faversham, ME13 9TX

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.

 
 
Show more details of 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.

 
 
Show more details of St Dunstan's Church

80 London Road, Canterbury, CT2 8LS

The church is 1000 years old and was the first to be dedicated to St Dunstan.

 
 
Show more details of Canterbury Heritage Museum

Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR

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

 
 
Show more details of The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
Beautiful South Awards Highly Commended

18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA

This fabulous new visitor attraction 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.

 
 
Show more details of Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve

Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BP

Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve is a unique and beautiful area of wetland, internationally recognised as an important home to a rich variety of wildlife, especially birds. Image Stodmarsh Reserve © Emma Griffiths, Natural England

 
 
Show more details of Herne Mill

Mill Lane, Herne Bay, CT6 7DR

Herne Mill is the latest in a long line of mills, which have occupied the site for centuries. It is a local landmark on the skyline above the ancient village of Herne and is a 'sea mark' from the Thames Estuary.

 
 
Show more details of St Augustine's Abbey
English Heritage

Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF

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

 
 
Show more details of Herne Bay Memorial Park

Kings Road, Herne Bay, CT6 5DD

Herne Bay Memorial Park was originally conceived as a memorial to those that lost their lives in the First World War.

 
 
Show more details of The Blean Ancient Woodlands

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB

Blean Woods are the largest in Kent and, in addition to their intrinsic interest as ancient woodlands they surround a number of attractive villages with pubs, where you can eat and drink, places to visit.

 
 
Show more details of St Peter's Anglican Church

St Peter's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT

St Peter's Church has been a place of prayer and worship for over 900 years and its charm and peace are in marked contrast to the busy street.

 
 
Show more details of Westgate Gardens

Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT1 2DB

The Westgate Gardens can be found close to the City centre, just next to the West Gate Tower. The eleven acres of public gardens provide an ideal setting for a gentle stroll along the banks of the River Stour.

 
 
Show more details of Grove Ferry Picnic Site

Riverscroft, Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury, CT3 4BP

Grove Ferry Picnic Site is next to the River Stour and a good base for following the Stour Valley Walk, the Saxon Shore Way or the Wantsum Walks, and is adjacent to Stodmarsh National Reserve.

 
 
Show more details of Evening River Tours

Kings Bridge, St. Peters Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT

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).

 
 
Show more details of Whitehall Meadows and Bingley Island

Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL

This area dates back to the Doomsday period. Today it is one of a few areas of riverside grassland that has not been treated with weedkillers or fertilisers, which means that a wide variety of species can thrive.

 
 
Show more details of Canterbury Roman Museum

Longmarket, Butchery Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2JR

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.

 
 
Show more details of Canterbury Westgate Punts

Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT2 8AA

Relaxing River Stour Tours through public gardens, breathtaking countryside and the city. A choice of short, long and city trips available.

Boat Route: River Stour.

 
 
Show more details of Curtis Wood Park
Green Flag Award

Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7TZ

Curtis Wood Park is an informal area of protected open space situated on the outskirts of Herne. The site provides local residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a variety of semi-natural habitats in a relaxed and pleasant setting.

 
 
Show more details of Barnsole Vineyard

Fleming Road, Staple, Canterbury, CT3 1LG

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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