Things to Do in Canterbury, England

Things to Do in Canterbury, England
Located in Southeast England, Canterbury has a population of just over 40,000. It's a popular tourist destination because of its green spaces and many landmarks. These special places include Canterbury Cathedral and St Martin's Mill. For outdoor enthusiasts, Canterbury has much to offer. There are open fields, forests and a multitude of parks.

Druidstone Wildlife Park

The Druidstone Wildlife Park is much more than just an animal preserve. Aside from the animals--including deer, monkeys and parrots--who call the park home, there's also a sculpture garden, large open areas of bluebells and adventure play areas. Picnicking is allowed on the open grass, under the covered picnic areas or within the labyrinth. A long trail cuts throughout the Enchanted Woodland; it's full of magical creatures in the form of statues, informative plaques and breathtaking views.

Druidstone Wildlife Park
Honey Hill, Blean
Canterbury CT2 9JP
+ 11 1227-765-168
Druidstone.net

Canterbury Historic River Tours

Tour boats leave from behind the Old Weaver's House several times per day. Done on a paddle boat and meant to help you relax while touring the river, the 40-minute tour takes you to see memorable buildings like the medieval Cromwellian iron forge, the 12th century King's Bridge and the Marlowe Theatre. Guides will also point out the Alchemist Tower and other medieval constructions that are tributes to ancient architecture.

Canterbury Historic River Tours
St. Peter's Street
Canterbury CT2 9JP
+ 11 07790-534-744
Canterburyrivertours.co.uk

City Wall Trail

If you want a trail that is different, the City Wall trail will take you along the wall that once surrounded Canterbury. If you walk at a leisurely pace, you will need about two hours to reach the opposite end of the wall. There are maps and booklets available at the Canterbury Visitor Information Centre, which will give you details on the history of the wall, its surroundings and the landmarks along the way. At the end of the wall, you'll find the Dane John Gardens, an excellent place to relax, have a picnic, see a live classic music concert or tour the memorial monuments.

City Wall Trail
Canterbury Information Centre
12-13 Sun Street
Canterbury, Kent CT1 2HX
+11 01227 378100
Canterbury.co.uk

Article Written By Sarah Dray

Sarah Dray has been writing since 1996. She specializes in health, wellness and travel topics and has credits in various publications including "Woman's Day," "Marie Claire," "Adirondack Life" and "Self." She is also a seasoned independent traveler and a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. Dray is pursuing a criminal justice degree at Penn Foster College.

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