Attractions and Places to Visit in Canterbury

From fabulous art exhibitions at the City Art Gallery, discovering the city’s history at the Museums and Garden to seeing chart topping bands, whatever your mood, Canterbury has an attraction or activity to delight your senses.

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

The Cathedral has been a place of worship for more than 1,400 years. There is much to discover and explore, and on these pages we can only give you a glimpse into the Cathedral’s rich history, its collections and the conservation of this great holy place.

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Mount Ephraim Gardens in Canterbury

Mount Ephraim Gardens

Ten acres of Edwardian gardens to explore within an 800 acre family owned estate and with stunning views over the surrounding countryside.
The topiary garden, Japanese rock garden and bridge, and rose garden combine to create a charming experience – a monument to an age gone by.

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Canterbury Castle

Canterbury Castle

Canterbury submitted to William the Conquerer in October 1066 and his first castle was a simple motte and bailey design a short distance away, the motte still visible as the mound in Dane John Gardens.

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Howletts Wild Animal Park Attractions

Howletts Wild Animal Park

Visit Howletts, Kent's original wildlife park, it's a unique adventure like no other! As we’re a conservation charity, your visit helps us to protect wildlife here in the UK, which then enables us to send animals back to the wild in conjunction with The Aspinall Foundation.
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The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Meet our costumed guides, walk alongside Chaucer’s pilgrims and revel in the recreated medieval scenes as five colourful tales of love, infidelity, intrigue, courtship and death are brought vividly to life.
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