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Canterbury Walks
 

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As an ancient walled city with many narrow streets dating back to medieval times. Canterbury city centre is best seen on foot and a walking tour with an officially trained guide, all are local residents, is a must for any visitor. The Canterbury Guild of Guides' standard tour of the city is in English and lasts an hour and a half. Available throughout the year.
 
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Howletts Wild Animal Park Canterbury

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Set in over 90 acres of parkland, the Howletts Wild Animal Park is a little slice of African savannah in the heart of the Kent countryside. With the UK’s largest herd of breeding African elephants, the world’s largest captive gorilla group, a glass fronted tiger enclosure, and a Jurrasic Mine, Howletts has been rated one of the worlds leading wild animal parks..
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Druidstone Park

 
Whether you are interested in meeting the many friendly animals, having fun in the adventure play areas, relaxing in the enchanted woodland, or just strolling in the idyllic surroundings of the park garden, you won't be disappointed at Druidstone Park. Visit the park around Easter time, and you will have the chance to see the fabulous display of bluebells in the woodland, whilst summer brings the butterfly tree into full glorious flower.
 
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Canterbury Cathedral

 

Canterbury Cathedral

Visitors have made their way to Canterbury Cathedral since the Middle Ages, and it remains one of the most visited places in the country. The history goes back to 597AD when St Augustine, sent by Pope Gregory the Great as a missionary, established his seat in Canterbury. In 1170 Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in the Cathedral and ever since, the Cathedral has attracted thousands of pilgrims.
 
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Canterbury Roman Museum Canterbury
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The Canterbury Roman Museum is a maze of underground tunnels, at the level of the original Roman town. With an exciting mix of excavated real objects, authentic reconstructions and the preserved remains of a Roman town house with its famous mosaics. As well as the exhibits, reconstructions include a Roman market place, with a shoe maker, fabric seller and fruit and vegetable stall, as well as part of a house with a kitchen set out in authentic detail. A skilful computer program brings together pictures of the excavations on the site, and from the archaeologists' detail it generates reconstruction images of what the great house found here was like in Roman times. There is also a test your skills touch screen computer game on Roman technology; and at the end of the museum is the acclaimed "touch the past" area where the visitor can handle real Roman artefacts and follow the archaeologist's skills of deduction. An interesting and hands on museum, perfect for anyone with an interest in archaeology.