Tourist Attractions

When staying in Canterbury, no trip is complete without first visiting the famous sites and landmarks which makes this city a popular destination. Read our brief guide on the more popular attractions and tourist area’s, however there are many more, and information on these can be found at our Hotels.

- Canterbury Cathedral
The very first church of england, and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The cathedral is a breathtaking and stunning church, renowned holy place, and a world heritage site.

- Marlowe Theatre
The Marlowe theatre situated in the heart of Canterbury City, has undergone extensive refurbishment, and has been completely transformed into a new modern home for performances and shows. The new theatre will open in October 2011, and will be home to some great shows and special events, with a new larger auditorium.

- Howletts Wild Animal Park
A visit to Canterbury isn’t complete without seeing our great animal park! Situated just outside the city is an 90 acre park home to some of the worlds finest animals. Get up close with the wild animals, see the tigers, and the UK’s largest herd of african elephants – a fun day out for all the family!

- Greyfriars Chapel
The Greyfriars chapel, is the only remaining building of the first english Franciscan Friary, built in the years followinig the arrival of the first friars in 1224. Entry is free, however donations are appreciated.

- St Augustines Abbey
St Augustines Abbey of Canterbury, marks the rebirth of Christianity in southern england, and was founded by St Augustine in around 597AD. The site was originally created for the anglo-saxon kings in Kent, however it is now part of a world heritage site. The Abbey is a fantastic site, and also includes a musuem and free audio tour.

- Dane John Gardens
The Dane John gardens of Canterbury, is a beautiful and attractive park, complete with monuments and memorials. Situated within the city walls, this park is popular with locals and visitors alike, and is home to various events and concerts throughout the year.

- Canterbury Tales
Experience Canterbury of yesteryear, in this fun and family friendly audio tour. Feel the atmosphere, smells and noises of this bygone era, and follow Geoffery Chaucer and his fantastic characters on their magical journey from London to Canterbury.

Other Popular Attractions:
The Roman Musuem, Wesgate Musuem, St Martins Church, Druidstone Park, River Boat Cruises, Walking Tours of the city, Nightly Ghost Tours, Whitefriars Shopping and local boutiques and much more!