On a visit to Canterbury you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Canterbury. These places are what Canterbury is all about. These must see places in Canterbury will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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Cathedral House, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2EH, United Kingdom
09:00 am - 05:30 pm
The oldest and the most popular place of worship in England, the Canterbury Cathedral is the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. A World Heritage Site, the Cathedral’s history goes back to 597AD when St Augustine was sent as a missionary by Pope Gregory the Great. Having a tragic pa...
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Bekesbourne, CT4 5EL, United Kingdom
09:30 am - 06:00 pm
Located around a 15 minutes drive from Canterbury, the Howletts Wild Animal Park is a must visit in you are in town with your kids. Highlights include:
Spread across 90 acres
Home to over 50 species and 400 animals.
Home to UK’s largest African elephant herd.
Encounters with Lemurs
Animal talks and feeds
Treetop Challenge course
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The Friars, CT1 2AS Canterbury, Kent
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Situated in the heart of historic Canterbury, the Marlowe Theatre is a fun and incredible place for anyone and everyone to visit. The theatre was named after the famous playwright Christopher Marlowe, who was born and raised in the city. Book your tickets in advance, head over to the theatre and catch an entertaining show in action.
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Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 7LQ, United Kingdom
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Situated between Canterbury and Herne Bay, the Wildwood Discovery Park is Kent’s best British wildlife park. Spread across 40 acres, the park is home to over 200 native animals including Wolves, Bison, Deer, Owls, Foxes, Red Squirrels, Wild Boar, Lynx, Wild Horses, Badgers, Beavers and many more. They also have a fun adventure playgroun...
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St. Peter's Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2BQ, United Kingdom
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Situated in the heart of the city, the Westgate Gardens are spread across an area of 11 acres. Have a fun filled family picnic in the morning or head over for a romantic stroll along the River Stour in the afternoon. The river is home to many ducks, swans and moorhens. Sit back and absorb the tranquil beauty of the garden and its wildlife. Dur...
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2 St. Peters Street, Canterbury, Kent, England
One of the iconic landmarks of Canterbury, the Westgate is a medieval gatehouse which stands at the west end of the High Street, beside the River Stour. A stark contrast to the surrounding buildings, the gatehouse has had generations of medieval pilgrims pass through it on their way to the shrine of Thomas a Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The...
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Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, 18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge is situated in the heart of the historic city of Canterbury. A delightful place to spend a few hours at, the Beaney House is an amalgamation of an Art Gallery, a museum, a library and a cafe. This remarkable facility has state of the art exhibition galleries, excellent learning facilities an...
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Longport, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1PF, United Kingdom
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The St. Augustine’s Abbey in Canterbury is a historically significant abbey. Marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, the abbey was founded shortly after AD 597 by St Augustine. Now in ruins, the abbey still strikes a peaceful and inspiring pose. It is part of the Canterbury World Heritage Site along with the cathedral and St ...
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Longmarket, 11A Butchery Ln, Canterbury CT1 2JR, United Kingdom
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Preserving the fascinating Roman history of Canterbury, the Canterbury Roman Museum is built around the remains of an original Roman town house. The museum has on display significant archaeological finds. Exhibits include:
Roman cavalry arms and armour
Roman building tools
Roman god statues
Roman building fragments and a lot more
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Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 1YW, United Kingdom
09:30 am - 05:30 pm
To escape Canterbury’s hustle bustle, head over to the Dane John Gardens. Dating back to the year 1551, these historical gardens provide excellent views over the city and the surrounding countryside. Amenities within the park include:
Children’s play area
Bandstand for outdoor concerts
A beautiful fountain
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Castle Street, Canterbury, United Kingdom
07:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Canterbury Castle was built sometime between 1066 and 1070. It was built on the route taken by William the Conqueror and its main function was to guard this important route. However, by the 17th century it was left to ruin. Today, this roofless structure is surrounded by a beautiful garden. Visitors can climb part way up one of the towers of th...
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6 Stour St, Canterbury CT1 2NR, United Kingdom
02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
The Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens are the only remaining part of a Franciscan friar established in 1267. Historically significant, Greyfriars was the first Franciscan monastery in England. The chapel dates back to the 13th century and there is some debate still as to its original use. It may have been an infirmary. The charming gardens a...
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Honey Hill, Canterbury, Kent CT2 9JR, United Kingdom
10:00 am - 05:30 pm
If you are in town with children, you have to visit the Druidstone Park in Blean! A lovely and tranquil place, the Park has attractions such as:
Enchanted Wood Trail (where you might spot the white fallow deer)
Pond with ducks and geese
A ‘Sunny Field’ for goats
And a lot more. Pack some snacks and head over to the Druidstone Park with your entire family.
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40 St Peter's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BG
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
The Black Griffin is a quirky little traditional pub situated in the heart of Canterbury. Speciality of the pub includes a wide range of drinks, scrumptious and freshly cooked food and live music playing twice every week.
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North Holmes Rd, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1PW, United Kingdom
11:00 am - 03:00 pm
Although not as huge and as magnificent as the most popular churches in England, don't let this charmingly quaint church building throw you off. The St. Martin’s Church is the first church founded in England, and hence the oldest. A World Heritage Site, this church, infact, is the oldest church in the entire English-speaking world. It was her...