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The city itself is compact and filled to the brim with child friendly attractions, shops and places to eat, ensuring that you will never run out of things to keep your children captivated and entertained. Canterbury is best explored on foot and due to its pedestrainised streets it is a safe place to visit with your children.

MorningMorning

No visit to Canterbury would be complete without a visit to Canterbury Cathedral. Full of fascinating things for kids and adults of all ages to explore. Try the Creatures Great and Small trail which is available from the Welcome Kiosk, or enjoy roaming round the impressive precincts surrounding the Cathedral.

Next stop is the exciting and engaging Canterbury Tales. Children will really love the authentic smells and sounds in this accurate re-creation of medieval England life. Taking you and your family on an enjoyable adventure tracing the pilgrimage from The Tabard Inn in London to the Shrine of Thomas Beckett in Canterbury Cathedral. Along the way you can listen to the different tales on headphones and the children can choose their own child friendly style commentary too.
Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

Canerbury Cathedral is the Motherchurch of the Anglican Communion, seat of the Archbishop. Stunning stained glass. Eleventh Century Crypt, Twelfth Century Quire, Fourteenth Century Nave.
 
The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction

Canterbury Tales

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

LunchLunch

Eating in the city could not be easier. Canterbury's café and restaurant culture are as child friendly as the attractions with most catering for children with special menus and those little extras such as activity/colouring books to keep the children amused throughout lunch. Or if you fancy getting back to nature the Dane John Gardens provide the perfect space to enjoy a picnic.
Dane John Gardens, Canterbury

Dane John Gardens

The city walls and an avenue of lime trees provide Dane John Gardens with a sense of enclosure and escape from the busy road and bustling shopping centre just a few yards away.
 

AfternoonAfternoon

After all this excitement it may be time to wind down your day and enjoy a relaxing tour through the city along the River Stour.
Canterbury Historic River Tours

Canterbury Historic River Tours

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.
 
Canterbury Punting Co

Canterbury Punting Co

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.
 
Canterbury Westgate Punts

Canterbury Westgate Punts

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

Details of Canterbury Historic River ToursCanterbury Historic River Tours

Previous awards
2017: Winner of the Luxury Travel Guide European Awards 'Unique Tour of the Year'
2016: Finalist in the National Visit England Awards for Excellence in the category of 'Tourism Experience of the Year'
2015: Beautiful South Awards: Bronze in the category of 'Tourism Experience of the Year'
2015: Group Travel Awards Finalist
2015: Awarded Visit England's National Accolade for 'Best Story Told'
TripAdvisor - As of December 2016 rated 1st of 14 Tours in Canterbury

As featured in the Special Canterbury Edition Monopoly Board!

This multi award winning guided Historic River Tour provides a truly entertaining experience which is perfect for visitors of all ages and nationalities.

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.

This Company are nationally and internationally renowned for their historic and humorous interpretation of the city’s fascinating history. As well as receiving Visit England’s top national accolade of ‘Best Told Story’, the company received a Bronze in the 2015 Beautiful South Awards in the category of Tourism Experience of the Year, and was a finalist in the national Visit England awards for Excellence 2016! Best of all, in 2016 the company were winners in Luxury Travel Guide’s European Awards 2017, and were named European ‘Unique Tour of the Year’.

The guides will provide an enjoyable historical commentary whilst you discover some of Canterbury's finest and most important architecture set against outstanding views of natural scenery.

TOUR INCLUDES:
Kings Bridge - Eastbridge Hospital - Franciscan Island - Greyfriars Chapel - Old Weavers House - Kings Mill - Alchemist Tower - Cromwellian Forge - Friars Bridge - Blackfriars - Dominican Priories - The Abbots Mill - The Marlowe Theatre - The Ducking Stool

Canterbury Historic River Tours is the trading name of Canterbury River Tours Ltd. Company No: 06530326, Registered in England & Wales, registered address: Camburgh House 27 New Dover Rd, Canterbury. CT1 3DN.

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Contact

Canterbury Historic River Tours
Tel: 07790534744

View the Canterbury Historic River Tours websitewww.canterburyrivertours.co.uk
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Venue

Canterbury Historic River Tours

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

CT1 2ATwww.canterburyrivertours.co.uk

See location of Canterbury Historic River Tours on Google maps.See location on Google maps.     Map reference: TR 147579
     Lat: 51.28038  Long: 1.07810
The river tours are idealy situated in the centre of Canterbury's High Street opposite the Eastbridge Hospital and a 2 minutes walk from the cathedral.

Public Transport : 1 mile from Canterbury East/West station

VistEngland VAQASVisitEngland Award For Excellence Highly CommendedBeautiful South Awards SilverTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
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