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A city rich in rolling countryside and rugged coastlines, Canterbury is the ideal place to explore by foot or bike. Bring along your wheels and take a cycle along the Canterbury Pilgrims, stopping off every now and again at a rustic country pub.
A little further north and you’ll find yourself at the award winning Crab and Winkle Way. This seven-mile cycle and walk route runs along one of Britain’s oldest forests and makes for the perfect picnic site. Another natural beauty spot is Grove Ferry, the perfect place for a stroll through the meadows or a spot of fishing in the River Stour.
If you want to try something a little different, swing by Barnsole Vineyard, a family run vineyard with its own winery. See how the wine is produced and sample the goods onsite. The Elham Valley Vineyard also does wine tours, along with pottery and craft.
Culture lovers will find a wide range of things to do in Canterbury. The Canterbury Cathedral, St. Martins Church and St. Augustine’s Abbey are full of fascinating history for you to delve into, while the Roman Museum will take you back even further.
Along with its historical heritage, Canterbury has a good range of galleries and museums. Stop off at the Sidney-Cooper Gallery, with its rotating exhibitions and interactive workshops, or the Lilford Gallery, which showcases contemporary fine art from established and upcoming artists. Those with a love of performance arts should head to The Marlowe Theatre, which regularly puts on theatre, ballet, opera and live music.
A historic English cathedral city with a strong literary heritage, Canterbury attracts visitors from all over the world. Boasting postcard-pretty streets and magnificent medieval architecture, there’s little wonder why it’s such a popular UK tourist destination. If you’re travelling to Canterbury, be sure to check out our destination guide to make the most of your visit.
Top of the Canterbury attractions is its famous gothic Cathedral. One of the oldest and most recognised Christian structures in England, the Cathedral makes up part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the shrine of St. Thomas Becket or St Martin's and St Augustine's Abbey.
No break to Canterbury would be complete without experiencing Chaucer’s famous Canterbury Tales. Experience what it was like to live in a bygone era in this recreation of medieval times where the writer’s colourful tales are dramatically brought to life.
If you’re travelling to Canterbury as a family, the kids will love a boat trip on the River Stour. Uncover Canterbury’s tucked away spots or set sail on a historic barge across the waters of Whitstable and Herne Bay. You can also try your hand at a variety of watersports on the coast or a round of golf on one of the pristinely maintained courses.
Canterbury has a varied shopping selection, with everything from high street favourites to gift and trinket shops tucked away in hidden streets.
Whitefriars, the city’s main shopping centre, is the largest of its kind in the South East, housing over 70 leading retailers. Don’t miss walking through the historic streets of The Kings Mile, home to an assortment of independent stores, or Harbour Street, with its charming art galleries and boutiques.
Often seen as Kent’s culinary capital, Canterbury offers everything from local dishes to feasts from across the globe, with prices and experiences to suit all budgets and tastes. We’ve picked our favourites.
On a shoestring: Brunch. A family-owned city centre sandwich bar offering tasty sarnies and baps.
Middle of the road: The Goods Shed. A must visit. The Goods Shed is a farmers’ market, food hall and restaurant serving up fine seasonal produce in light and airy surroundings.
Splash the cash: Deeson’s. A British menu made up of home grown ingredients – everything from the vegetables to livestock and poultry (they even have their own beehives!)