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Displays at 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
 
 
 
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)
 
 
 
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
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Canterbury Guided Walking Tours
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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 £8.00 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)
 
 
 
The Kings Hall Gallery, Herne Bay

Beacon Hill, Herne Bay, CT6 6BA, Tel: 01227 367426, Email, www.thekingshall.com/gallery-and-cafe/gallery

The Kings Hall Gallery is an exciting exhibition space in the foyer, created by the Herne Bay Improvement and Conservation Trust to promote the work of artists and photographers in East Kent.

 
 
 
The Kings Hall, Herne Bay © Caroline Huff

Beacon Hill, Herne Bay, CT6 6BA, Tel: 01227 374188, www.thekingshall.com/

The King's Hall, Herne Bay hosts a variety of events from dance, music, theatre and much more.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (2 miles)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Herne Bay Clock Tower © Tim Stubbings

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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
bOing! Festival, Gulbenkian 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
 
 
 
Canoe Wild, group canoeing
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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)
 
 
 
Westgate Towers Museum, Canterbury
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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
 
 
 
Diving helmet at Whitstable Museum
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5 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DB, Tel: 01227 276998, canterburymuseums.co.uk/coastal-museums/

Dive into maritime history and explore the town at Whitstable Museum and Gallery. The fascinating displays give townspeople and visitors an idea of why Whitstable is here and how it has changed over the years.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Kent Cycle Hire, The Goods Shed, Canterbury

House of Agnes, 71 St Dunstans Street, Canterbury, CT2 8BN, 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 historic City of Canterbury – or taking a trip to the coast.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (0 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
  • 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).

 
 
 
This Turbulent Priest

Eastbridge Hospital, 25 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BD, Tel: 07786917333, Email, www.badhusky.co.uk/

This Turbulent Priest tells the dramatic story of Thomas Becket’s and King Henry II’s friendship and eventual conflict, ultimately resulting in the devastating death of Canterbury’s renowned Saint.

 
 
 
Family fun 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)
 
 
 
 
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