Canterbury is a must-see for any visitor to Kent and a great camping and caravanning destination for the whole family. The amazing sights and incredible history are wrapped in a modern and vibrant city, filled with excellent nightlife and a great local music scene.
A visit to Canterbury will usually start with a walk down a truly English high street. The cobbled street has a large number of shops and buildings dating back hundreds of years, yet within the ancient walls the city is packed with modern stores and high street brands that make it a shopper's paradise.
Next up is a visit to majestic Canterbury Cathedral, which dates back to 597AD. Still set behind the original wall this fantastic cathedral is one of the most awe-inspiring buildings in England. After the cathedral, take a walk through the traditional archway at the end of the high street or visit the ruined castle and walk along the 1000 year old wall that still partly surrounds this historic city.
Not far from the castle, Dane John Gardens has an adventure playground which allows kids to stretch their legs and blow off some steam.
To live a little of the history yourself, step into the Canterbury Tales and watch Chaucer's entertaining stories come to life, or take one of the private boat tours that head down the river running through Canterbury.
There are plenty of great places to eat, whilst for fresh food you can't beat the Goods Shed farmers market.
The surrounding area is also full of things to do. Chilham Castle and Dover Castle are both only a short drive away, while the stunning beaches at Whitstable and Margate are easily accessible. Families will enjoy a visit to Howletts Wild Animal Park just outside the city at Bekesbourne.
A high speed rail line helps explorers reach the heart of London in under an hour.
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