Attractions & Places to Visit


Canterbury is a fantastic city, blending it’s famous historic heritage with a lively university town atmosphere. Wander through it’s cobbled streets and choose from the many excellent bars and restaurants on offer. In addition to the famous world heritage cathedral, there are museums, ghost tours, the Canterbury Tales, the newly re-designed Marlowe theatre, 3 cinemas and much more.

Below you will find logos of some of Canterbury’s main attractions. Click the toggle button for further information.

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Canterbury Cathedral in the heart of the city is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England, and forms part of a World Heritage Site. It is the cathedral of the Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Church of England and symbolic leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

01227 762862
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Canterbury Festival: 16th - 30th October 2021

Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival and attracts over 70,000 visitors every year to 200 events in two weeks.

For information about the full programme for 2015, or to join the Festival eNews list, please visit our website.

Tel: 01227 452 853
Box Office:
01227 787 787
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Canterbury Ghost Tour

Join the Canterbury Ghost Hunter on a 90 minute tour of Canterbury's dark side with an entertaining blend of history, humour and haunting.

• What tragedy befell a mother and her children in a local tearoom?
• What can happen if you fool around with a Ouija board?
• What do the Cathedral guards often encounter on their nightly checks?

Discover the answers to these curious questions and much more as your ghostly guide takes you on a haunting tour of historic Canterbury that promises to be one of the most unique experiences you will ever enjoy.

Location / Contact
38 St Margaret's St, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TY

Tel: 0845 519 0267
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A visit to Canterbury is not complete without experiencing Chaucer’s famous tales of medieval misadventures at one of the City’s most loved visitor attractions. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era in this fabulous recreation of medieval life.

Your adventure begins in the Tabard Inn, preparing you for your pilgrimage from London to Canterbury. You are invited to share five of Chaucer’s most famous tales, with the aid of an audio guide. Along the way, Chaucer’s colourful and entertaining stories of love, romance, jealousy and trickery are dramatically brought to life for you to enjoy. Your journey ends with our second guide at the shrine of St Thomas Becket.

Tel: 01227 479 227
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Canterbury Historic River Tours was formed in the year 2000 but the company can trace its past and follows the traditions of the very first River Tour company based in Canterbury over 75 years ago. Much time was invested in researching the history of the wonderful buildings which grace the River Stour banks, and developing a tour which our guests of all ages would find interesting, relaxing and most of all highly entertaining as part of a day out or weekend in Canterbury.

Tel: 07790 534 744
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The Marlowe Theatre is a major 1,200-seat theatre in Canterbury, completely redeveloped in 201.

The theatre was named after the playwright Christopher Marlowe, who was born and attended school in the city. In front of the present theatre is a 19th-century statue of a Muse (Marlowe is known as the Muses' darling) surrounded by small effigies of characters from Marlowe's plays.

The programme of shows includes plays, major West End musicals, ballet, contemporary dance, opera, stand-up comedy, orchestral concerts, music gigs and children's shows. Regular visiting companies include Glyndebourne Opera, National Theatre On Tour, Matthew Bourne, Propeller, Northern Ballet, Rambert Dance Company and Theatre Royal Bath.

Location / Contact
The Friars, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2AS

Tel: 01227 78778
Email: via website
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The Aspinall Foundation is an internationally renowned animal conservation charity that works in conjunction with Howletts (Canterbury) and Port Lympne (Nr Ashford) Wild Animal Parks. Together we are committed to the breeding, reintroduction and protection of rare and endangered species.

Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks are different from conventional zoos, our focus is on providing as natural an environment as possible for the animals in our care, to facilitate our successful breeding programmes.

0844 842 4647


No more than a 10 minute drive down the hill, Wye is the closest significant village to Bodsham with a large church, 2 schools, several shops, a hairdressers, a chemist, 3 pubs and a couple of restaurants. It is very picturesque, with a river and victorian railway station, and is rightly regarded as one of the prettiest villages in Kent.

Outside of the village, there are the historic monuments of the Devils Kneading Trough and Wye Crown - both offering excellent and scenic walking.


If you have any questions before or after booking, please get in touch!