16 Palace Street, Canterbury, CT1 2DZ

Normal Opening Hours

11:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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Local Knowledge

Walking is the best way to enjoy the heart of Canterbury and there are several tour groups operating guided walks around the city.

As well as the Cathedral and its grounds, Canterbury has many other attractions and is home to three universities. Chaucerian references can be seen all over the city, from place names and businesses to The Canterbury Tales attraction on St. Margaret’s Street.

Another way to enjoy the sights of Canterbury is by taking a river tour along the Stour, which winds through the city centre past the imposing Westgate Towers. Walkers and cyclists can take advantage of the many off-road paths and tracks around Canterbury, along the River Stour west to Chartham and Chilham, and east to Stodmarsh, Grove Ferry and beyond. Local long-distance walks include the Saxon Shore Way and the North Downs Way.

Canterbury, like every town and city in the land these days, has a wide selection of national restaurant and coffee bar chains, but Palace Street/The Kings Mile remains fiercely independent and has a wealth of locally-owned coffee bars, restaurants and shops, all of which are well worth a visit.