Discover Canterbury

Whitefriars Shopping Centre

3 Store

Address: 9 Gravel Walk, Canterbury
Phone: 01227 458512
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Gulbenkian Cinema

Address: The Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NB
Phone: 01227 769075

Odeon Cinema

Odeon Cinema Canterbury

Odeon Cinema Canterbury

Address: Odeon Cinema 43-45 St George’s Place, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1UP

Phone: 0871 224 4007


The Marlowe Theatre

Address: The Friars, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2AS
Phone: 01227 787787


Café Rouge

Address: Unit 3-5 Longmarket, Canterbury, CT1 2JS
Phone: 01227 784 984


Address: 46 St Peter’s Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BG
Phone: 01227 766261


Address: 64 Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PY
Phone: 01227 457 538

Pizza Express

Address: 4 Best Lane, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2JB
Phone: 01227 766938


Address: 10 – 11 Sun Street, Canterbury, CT1 2HX
Phone: 01227 472 089

Super Noodles

Address: 87-88 Northgate, Canterbury, CT1 1BA
Phone: 01227 457 888


Address: Long Market, Town Centre, Canterbury CT1 2JS
Phone: 01227 454307


Address: 53 St Peters Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BE
Phone: 01227 764 463

Tea Shops & Cafés


Address: 3 High St, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2JH
Phone: 01227 781427


Address: 9 Castle Street, Canterbury Kent CT1 2QF
Phone: 01227 780 005

The Veg Box Café

Address: 1-2 Jewry Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2RP
Phone: 01227 456654

Willows Secret Kitchen

Address: 42 Stour St, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2PH
Phone: 01227 788777


Direct Pizza Co.

Address: 109 Northgate, Canterbury, CT1 1BH
Phone: 01227 767778
Types of food: Italian, Pizza


Efes Kebab & Pizza House

Address: 36 Northgate, Canterbury, CT1 1BL
Phone: 01227 766966
Types of food: Pizza, Kebabs, Halal



Address: 14 Church Street, Canterbury, CT1 1NH
Phone: 01227 450245
Types of food: Kebabs, Pizza



Address: 15 St Peters Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BQ
Phone: 01227 766966
Types of food: Pizza, Kebabs, Halal


Market & Bootfairs

Canterbury Market

Address: St Georges Street, CT1 2SR
Wednesdays and Fridays 8am – 5pm.


Dane John Garden

Dane John Gardens

Dane John Gardens

Address: Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 1YW
Phone: 01227 862000

Greyfriars Garden (The Secret Garden)

Addresss: Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2BD

Millers Garden

Address: St Radigunds, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2AW

St. Mary De Castro Park

Address: Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PY

Westgate Garden

Address: St Peter’s Street, Canterbury CT1 2BQ
Phone: 01227 378100

River Tours

Canterbury Historic River Tours

Address: The Old Weavers Restaurant, St Peters Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2AT
Phone: 07790 534744

Canterbury Punting Company

Address: Water Lane, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2NQ
Phone: 07786 332666

Canterbury River Navigation Company

Address: West Gate, Canterbury, Kent CT2 8AA
Phone: 07816 760869


Canterbury Cathedral

Address: Cathedral House, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2EH
Phone: 01227 762862

St Augustine, sent by Pope Gregory the Great, arrived in 597AD as a missionary and became the first Archbishop, establishing his seat (or ‘Cathedra’) in Canterbury. In 1170 Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in the Cathedral and ever since, the Cathedral has attracted thousands of pilgrims, as told most famously in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

The Cathedral houses a Romanesque Crypt, dating back to the 11th century, a 12th century early Gothic Quire and a 14th Century Perpendicular Nave. Beautiful medieval stained glass windows illustrate miracles and stories associated with St Thomas.

Visitor facilities range from guided tours and audio tours to private evening tours and ‘behind the scenes’ tours to the Stained Glass Studio, Archives and/or Library.

The Cathedral is very much part of the local community. It is used regularly for local, regional and/or national services and events. Some or all of it may, therefore, at times be closed for general visiting. Please contact the Cathedral Visits Office before visiting to check up-to-date opening times and possible closures.

Canterbury Heritage Museum

Address: Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NR
Phone: 01227 475202

Canterbury Norman Castle

Canterbury Norman Castle

Canterbury Norman Castle

Address: Castle St, Canterbury CT1 2PR
Phone: 01227 378100

Canterbury Roman Museum

Address: Longmarket, 11A Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR
Phone: 01227 785575

Canterbury Tales

Canterbury Tales

Canterbury Tales

Address: St Margaret’s St, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2TG
Phone: 01227 479227

St Augustine’s Abbey

Address: Longport, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1PF
Phone: 01227 767345


Canterbury Arts Festival

Address: 8 Orange St, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2JA
Phone: 01227 452853

Kent Film Festival


Whitstable Oyster Festival



Broadstairs (Viking Bay)

Address: Victoria Parade, Broadstairs CT10 1NB
Phone: 01843 577577

This magnificent horse shoe shaped bay is the main attraction in Broadstairs. The choice holiday destination of Charles Dickens, he even wrote an affectionate piece on the town, Our English Watering Place. The long sandy bay, cliff top promenade and boardwalk make this bay a timeless thing of beauty.

Excellent for the family with tidal pool, children’s rides and surf ski/belly boards. The surf school is open from March to October to try out water sports or for the visitors who want to relax there is deck chair and lounger hire available to sit and soak up the sun.

Seasonal lifeguards are on hand to make sure everyone is safe and has fun in the sun. With restaurants, cafes and bars in abundance in the town you won’t be short of places for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Herne Bay (Central Beach)

Address: Western Esplanade to Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 8RG

The family friendly beach offers the opportunity to relax in a deck chair and take in the vista offered by the sea. If you want traditional seaside sparkle, you will find it in Herne Bay.

Great beaches and Victorian architecture combine to form the perfect backdrop to create lovely memories. Two miles of splendid seafront offer seaside favourites in the shape of candy floss, ice cream parlours, cafés, friendly pubs and fish and chip bars.

Margate (Main Sands)

Address: Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ
Phone: 01843 577577

This timeless beach with tidal pool, children’s rides, surfing and amusement arcades caters for families who want traditional seaside fun and entertainment. Even if the tide is in there is still plenty of beach to make sand castles. Plenty of restaurants, bars and seafood stalls are just a short walk away in the Old Town. With JMW Turner stating that Margate has “the loveliest skies in all of Europe” there is nothing better than watching the colours reflect over the bay of an evening.


Address: Whitstable CT5 1BU
Phone: 01227 862162

On the speckled shingle beach, fishing smacks and yachts find a home while the gentle tide slides over a pebbled shore. gulls ride on calm breezes, casting small shadows on the roofs of weatherboard cottages.

The beach at Whitstable is one of very few in the country that has the benefit of a pub on it! Whitstable has excellent conditions for water sports and is a popular windsurfing and sailing destination.

Choose to swim, stroll or sit and enjoy the stunning sunsets on this popular beach. Looking out to sea from Whitstable, the vista feeds the imagination and takes visitors back to another age. And fresh breezes and a taste of salt in the air whet the appetite for more of the town’s magic.

Wildlife Parks

Howletts Wild Animal Park

Howletts Wild Animal Park

Howletts Wild Animal Park

Address: Bekesbourne Lane, Bridge, Canterbury CT4 5AE
Phone: 01227 721286
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A great day out for the whole family! Come and see the largest collection of western lowland gorillas in the world and the largest herd of African elephants in the UK plus lions, tigers, giant anteaters, monkeys and many more, all at our multi-award winning wild animal park just outside Canterbury.

Walk with lemurs and get up close and personal by coming face to face with some of our amazing animals in their glass fronted enclosures. Feeling adventurous? Try out the Treetop Challenge* or Animal Adventure Challenge*.

We’re also world renowned for our successful breeding programmes and commitment to conservation. With an all new calendar of events for 2014, there will be lots to keep the whole family entertained, giving you more reasons to come back again and again!


Wildwood Trust

Wildwood Trust

Address: Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 7LQ
Phone: 01227 712111
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Kent’s Unique Woodland Attraction

From Owls to Otters, Badgers to Beavers, and Wild boar to Wolves, experience close encounters with native wildlife in beautiful ancient forest, between the Historic City of Canterbury and the pretty coastal town of Herne Bay.

As a registered charity, Wildwood takes part in conservation programmes of many native species, such as the water vole, hazel dormouse and European beaver. So your visit to Wildwood helps save some of the most threatened native animals in the UK. We offer regular special events, daily talks and feeding programmes around the park, interactive sessions tailored to your groups’ needs, and extensive supporting education materials for schools.

Open every day, 364 days a year, Wildwood Trust is a year-round ever changing experience for all the family. Wildwood has every facility you would expect from a premier visitor attraction.

Wingham Wildlife Park

Wingham Wildlife Park

Wingham Wildlife Park

Address: Rusham Road, Canterbury, Kent CT3 1JL
Phone: 01227 720836
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At Wingham Wildlife Park you will have the chance to get up close and personal with nature! We have a number of exhibits (such as Ring Tailed Lemur walk through enclosure), animal talks (hands on encounters as well as keeper talks for species such as Penguins) and special experience days (like Tiger feeding, Penguin feeding and keeper for the day etc.), to facilitate getting as close as possible to our animals.

We have over 200 species in the park which gives you more different species to look at than any other Kent zoo or wildlife park! Amongst these we can count the only Penguins in Kent, the only Little Red Flying Fox born outside of Australia & New Zealand (born here at WWP) and the only Grays Monitors in the UK! They can be found in the park along side animals such as:

– Tigers
– Parrots
– Meerkats
– Barbary Macaques
– Various Lemurs
– Crocodiles
– And So Much More!