Canterbury Attractions

Top Things to Do in Canterbury, Kent

Things to Do in Canterbury


Top Attractions in Canterbury




From quick jaunts to full-day outings.



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What travellers are saying

  • JaneMLondon
    London107 contributions
    We used the 2 hour audio guide for £5 extra (there is also a shorter version for same money) and found it well worth it for commentary. Just about right amount of info and helped us navigate round. c£15 entry fee so it is probably the most expensive thing to do in Canterbury but we thought well worth it.
    Written 22 January 2023
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  • Sharon S
    Newport, UK280 contributions
    This was a lovely spot to walk down and get away from the hustle and bustle of the high street. There are some lovely trees along the waterside and some flower beds.
    Written 22 November 2022
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  • Janet
    Redhill, UK43 contributions
    Visited with 10 and 8 yr olds who loved it. Just time your visit carefully. Noon lots of animals were nowhere to be seen as asleep in shade on hot day, but later on they were awake awaiting food and much more visible. Talks by keeper were interesting and plenty of shady areas for
    Picnics.
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • JaneMLondon
    London107 contributions
    Small museum and gallery packed full of interesting odds and bits - a lot donated by the great and the good from Canterbury's past (including the funds to build it) and also showcasing some of its famous residents. Particularly liked the room about childrens' TV in the 60s and 70s. Very nostalgic! Free to visit and in the same building as the tourist info centre. Spent much longer there than we had expected
    Written 22 January 2023
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  • Angela S
    Wye, England, United Kingdom37 contributions
    Marlowe was very good but lately its gone up-market with some of its shows and got expensive. Their no refund policy is harsh, they at least could give you a credit to use. The reason was unable to go to a show as husband in hospital and they would not help at all so lost £99.00. Also the good shows like that'll be the day they won't invite back anymore which is a great shame as was very popular.
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • Jo D
    Gloucester, UK32 contributions
    Wonderful hidden gem, extremely peaceful and beautiful gardens.
    The shop is stocked and displayed fabulously with some lovely items. The staff are very happy and friendly - a credit.
    If you can book a tour guide. The are extremely knowledgeable and can tell you a range of facts that you will not get wondering around on your own. Thankyou Rebecca.
    Need more advertising or you will miss this little piece of paradise and history.
    Written 25 October 2022
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  • JaneMLondon
    London107 contributions
    Check opening times as it isn't open all day every day. Fascinating place , made extra special by the lovely lady on duty who knew so much about the history (and there is a lot of it!). If you want to just wander, there is an info sheet as well.
    Written 22 January 2023
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  • Kirstin G
    Canterbury, UK278 contributions
    I had wanted to visit the ruins of this abbey for some time but the admission price is a bit steep for what it is. We finally went once we had signed up for an English Heritage membership. On arrival, with 2.5hrs to closing time, we discovered that we had our temporary membership cards which were only valid for 2 weeks so we were sent back to get our membership letter for proof of current membership status. Luckily, we live in Canterbury so could return with the proof in time to spend a rushed 1.5hrs exploring the ruins. I’m glad we finally got to tick this off our list, it was worth the effort.
    Written 8 January 2023
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  • blackcat20152017
    Norfolk, UK10 contributions
    We arrived close to closing time so sadly rushed our visit but what an amazing place
    The restoration of this ancient building is wonderful
    Historically a true haven for weary travellers offered by The Franciscan order
    Now an almshouse offering accommodation to the elderly and needy
    Can’t recommend too highly …
    Very lovely and helpful guides
    Written 19 September 2022
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  • JaneMLondon
    London107 contributions
    If you are interested in the Romans in Britain then this is for you. A mix of information and actual artefacts as well as the mosaic pavement that is the big draw. We found it much bigger than we expected (it is underground so don't let the small front door fool you!)
    Written 22 January 2023
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  • The Tykester
    Skipton, UK46 contributions
    This lovely walk goes right through Canterbury. We walked out to Chartham and back through marshes and nice countryside. Lots of other destinations, all well signposted.
    Written 12 June 2022
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  • Peter W
    Broadstairs, UK9 contributions
    Such a superb venue, polite, friendly staff welcome you to the theatre and are on hand to serve drinks and snacks before the performance and at the interval. The performances are first class - we will be visiting again.
    Written 31 January 2023
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  • Whamond
    Whitstable, UK65 contributions
    Visited today and found it open, trip advisor said it was closed, shame it is an enlightening experience would recommend all to visit
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • Tufty13
    Beaconsfield, UK85 contributions