Whitefriars Shopping Centre
Address: 9 Gravel Walk, Canterbury
Phone: 01227 458512
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Address: The Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NB
Phone: 01227 769075
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
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
Address: 4 Best Lane, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2JB
Phone: 01227 766938
Address: 10 – 11 Sun Street, Canterbury, CT1 2HX
Phone: 01227 472 089
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
Address: St Georges Street, CT1 2SR
Wednesdays and Fridays 8am – 5pm.
Dane John Garden
Address: Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 1YW
Phone: 01227 862000
Greyfriars Garden (The Secret Garden)
Addresss: Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2BD
Address: St Radigunds, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2AW
St. Mary De Castro Park
Address: Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PY
Address: St Peter’s Street, Canterbury CT1 2BQ
Phone: 01227 378100
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
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
Address: Castle St, Canterbury CT1 2PR
Phone: 01227 378100
Canterbury Roman Museum
Address: Longmarket, 11A Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR
Phone: 01227 785575
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
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.
Howletts Wild Animal Park
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!
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
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:
– Barbary Macaques
– Various Lemurs
– And So Much More!