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Show more details of Lilford Gallery

3 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DY

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.

 
 
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 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 Mildred's Church

Church Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2PP

Situated near Canterbury Castle and the only standing pre-Norman conquest church inside the city walls.

 
 
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 Reculver Country Park & Reculver Towers
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Reculver Lane, Reculver, Herne Bay, CT6 6SS

The twin towers of St Mary's Church are a distinctive feature of the north Kent coast. They are visible for miles around, guiding visitors as they have guided sailors for centuries. But there is much more to Reculver than the towers...

 
 
Show more details of Dane John Gardens

Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TN

Canterbury's most popular park has been restored into attractive gardens with monuments and memorials, a bandstand with summertime concerts, a central fountain, a tearoom and a children's maze.

 
 
Show more details of Canterbury Ghost Tour

38 St Margaret's Street, Outside Alberry's, Canterbury, CT1 2TY

An entertaining blend of history, humour and haunting amongst the old city, as the shadows gather meet the ghosthunter for a 75 minute tour of the spooky side of Canterbury.

 
 
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 Howletts Wild Animal Park
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Bekesbourne Road, Bekesbourne, Canterbury, CT4 5EL

The Aspinall Foundation's Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent is a great day out for groups of all sizes where education, conservation and fun combine. Set in over 100 acres of beautiful ancient parkland.

 
 
Show more details of Herne Bay Museum and Gallery

8 William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5EJ

This coastal museum features the story of the Victorian seaside resort of Herne Bay and its surrounding area, with exciting finds from nearby Reculver Roman Fort.

 
 
Show more details of Canterbury Cathedral

The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH

Motherchurch of the Anglican Communion, seat of the Archbishop. Stunning stained glass. Eleventh Century Crypt, Twelfth Century Quire, Fourteenth Century Nave.

 
 
Show more details of Herne Bay Clock Tower and Bandstand

Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5LU

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

 
 
Show more details of Druidstone Park

Honey Hill, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9JR

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

 
 
Show more details of Eastbridge Hospital

25 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BD

Eastbridge Hospital was founded following the murder of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral as accommodation for poor Pilgrims visiting his tomb.

 
 
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 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 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 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 Canterbury Historic River Tours
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Kings Bridge, St Peter's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT

Flowing through the heart of historic Canterbury, the river is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of one of the country's busiest city centres.

 
 
Show more details of Canterbury Tales
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St Margaret's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2TG

Step into medieval Canterbury and accompany Geoffrey Chaucer and his colourful characters on their magical pilgrimage from London to Canterbury.

 
 
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 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 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 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 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.

 
 
 
 
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