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In Canterbury: What To Do When You Visit Canterbury by Frederick
vacations offer you the perfect blend of a city holiday with the chance
to enjoy the coast and countryside as well. So you know that throughout
your stay in this beautiful and ancient city there are going to be things
for everyone to do which will keep them entertained.
|Even for the youngest people
in your vacation group you will find that they will have plenty to keep
them amused. Along with some very beautiful but shingly beaches for them
to play on there are plenty of good walking paths as well as beautiful
beach side promenades for them to enjoy.
Just a long the coast from
Canterbury is the small town of Herne Bay and here you will find a variety
of different activities to keep the children in your group amused. On the
seafront there is a play area containing trampolines and a mini golf course.
Plus also, Herne Bay has a cinema and leisure centre as well so even if
the weather takes a turn for the worse there is still plenty for one to
great place to visit during your time in Canterbury is Badger's Hill Farm
and Cidery. Here you can not only get a chance to sample and buy some of
the cider that the farm produces but there are other refreshments that
one can enjoy in the farm shop. Also, it sells a large selection of homemade
foods including pickles and preserves and local hand crafted gifts.
For the kids there is also
a chance for them to spend some time feeding the animals. But here you
will not only find sheep, pigs and cows but also wallabies, rheas and Patagonian
Caveys as well.
A great way to see the city
of Canterbury is by going on an historic river tour. This last for around
30 to 40 minutes and allow you to visit the small 13th Century Franciscan
chapel on an island at the end of the city known as Greyfriars.
|Then after spending time
exploring the island you get back on the boat to head down towards the
Cathedral itself. During the journey, you will pass by Eastbridge Hospital
that was built in the 12th Century and under King's Bridge, which was built
As you journey on down towards
Canterbury Cathedral on either side you will see buildings dating back
to the medieval period of this city's history. There is the Old Weavers
House, The Kings Mill and an iron forge dating back to the times of Cromwell.
Once you have passed the
Cathedral and the river offers you, some spectacular views of this imposing
building you reach the final stop in the tour.
You pass through the priories
that were built by the Blackfriars (Dominican Monks) back in the 14th Century
and end up at a site known as Abbots Mill. You then make your way back
down river again to the point from which the tour began.
Certainly, Canterbury vacations
will offer all members of your family something to do that they will enjoy
and which will entertain them. However, you may find that you need to return
to this city several more times to ensure that you have seen and done everything
that you want.
/ Featured Canterbury Hotels
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from this list of
hotels and guest houses to make sure you enjoy your stay in Canterbury.
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ENGLAND FEATURED HOTELS:
Canterbury Hotel Canterbury
Situated within the city
walls, this hotel is really a perfect destination for business or pleasure
travellers. Located in the main shopping area, the Abode Canterbury
Hotel is a listed building with original features, ideally placed for exploring
the picturesque villages of Kent. Attentive room service is available
for your convenience. Whether you enjoy an informal meal in the Old
Brewery Tavern or an exquisite three-course meal in the Michael Caines
Restaurant, the Abode Canterbury offers something for everyone.
Western Abbots Barton Hotel Canterbury
Gothic style building, dating
back to the 1830s, became a hotel in 1927 and since has served the needs
of the historic city of Canterbury. Today the Best Western Abbots Barton
Hotel has been tastefully, yet traditionally, refurbished to offer all
the comforts and amenities of a first class modern hotel, with gardens
and all the charm and atmosphere times gone by. The hotel is situated 5
mins walk from County Cricket Ground.
Arms Inn Canterbury
This city-center hotel is
located in Canterbury, close to Marlowe Theatre and Weaver's House. Also
nearby are Royal Museum and Art Gallery and Canterbury Cathedral. The property
offers wireless Internet access (surcharge). Guests are served a complimentary
breakfast each morning. This is a smoke-free property. Guestrooms provide
wireless Internet access (surcharge) and direct-dial phones. Bathrooms
offer makeup/shaving mirrors, hair dryers, and complimentary toiletries.
Additional amenities include desks and windows that open. Cribs (infant
beds) are available. All guestrooms at Millers Arms Inn are non-smoking.
Chaucer Hotel Canterbury
Offering stylish and contemporary
accommodation, this property is the perfect base for both business as well
as leisure travellers. The Chaucer Hotel is conveniently located
to the south side of the city walls. The hotel is situated approximately
5 minutes walk from Canterbury Cathedral, The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Tales and the St Augustines Abbey ruins. The hotel offers 47 beautifully
appointed guest rooms and spacious suites that are stylishly furnished
with a host of modern amenities to ensure you a comfortable and pleasant
stay. The hotel's 63 Ivy Lane restaurant offers traditional English
cuisine with a French influence and the a la carte menu for you to enjoy.
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