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Canterbury Sculpture Trail

Canterbury Sculpture Trail

Summary

This free and fun outdoor trail leads you through the city of Canterbury combining art with Canterbury’s historic and picturesque public open spaces offering a themed package aimed at encouraging all ages and abilities to actively explore the wider city.

The artwork ranges from figurative statues of people who have played important roles in connection with the city, to patterns etched into paving.

A wide range of artists have been commissioned to produce work using materials as diverse as bronze, stone, timber, and even railway tracks.

Whether you are on foot, on a bike or simply walking your dog on a fine day, why not take advantage of one of the sculptural seats with park or river views for a picnic (please respect the environment and put all waste in litter bins). There are public toilets along the trail at Whitefriars, Dane John Park, Toddlers Cove (Westgate Parks) and at Kingsmead Coach Park.

What you need to know

There are a number of excellent cafes, pubs and restaurants conveniently located along the route for refreshments. 

Please respect the environment and take your litter home or bin it.

There are public toilets along the trail at Whitefriars, Dane John Park, Toddlers Cove (Westgate Parks) and at Kingsmead Coach Park.

Don’t forget to tweet as you go along the trail and share photos and your thoughts with us using #canterburysculpturetrail

Total Distance: 3.2 miles

Total time to walk: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

Difficulty level: Surfaced paths, mostly flat with some gentle gradients. Some paths are shared with cyclists. Suitable for wheelchairs with some exceptions.

Location

Starts at Lady Wootten's Green and finishes at Greyfriars Garden