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Day trip to Canterbury

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Day trip to Canterbury

Planning to visit Canterbury on Monday, May 31st.

It would be two 5 yr old kids & 4 adults. What would be good things to do to make the most of a day trip at Canterbury.

We would be driving in 2 separate cars from London to Canterbury. We presently live in London.

Thanks

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1. Re: Day trip to Canterbury

The Cathedral is the obvious starter. Other than this, you could consider:

1. the Museum of Canterbury which amongst other things, has exhibits on Rupert Bear and Bagpuss whose creators both lived locally. There is the Roman Museum too.

2. The Canterbury Tales attraction is a kids-orientated medieval story-telling 'journey'.

3. You could take a trip on one of the river tours - short trips in a rowing boat, ducking under low bridges - kids might find that fun.

4. Enjoy the parks - climb the mound in the Dane John Gardens for fine views, or stroll/picnic by the river in the Westgate Gardens.

5. If the weather is fine, due to the long daylight you could afterwards make the short trip north to the coast, either Herne Bay or Whitstable, then head back to London from there.

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2. Re: Day trip to Canterbury

Thank you very much for putting it down in points and planning it, I was in quite a fix about where to get started on the trip.

Thanks again, really appreciate your help.

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3. Re: Day trip to Canterbury

I have another question. We now also have an option to go to Winchester. Any idea about which would be the preferable choice? Would it be Canterbury or Winchester?

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4. Re: Day trip to Canterbury

I can't help you with this one as I've never been to Winchester.

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5. Re: Day trip to Canterbury

Okay, thank you. Will try putting it up on the Winchester/ Hampshire forum.

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6. Re: Day trip to Canterbury

Hi Rushmon,

I was in London last week, and I had day trips to both Winchester and Canterbury on consecutive days!

I loved them both, so whichever you choose will be great.

I'd say that Canterbury was livelier and much more touristic, while Winchester had a more relaxed feeling.

Canterbury is bigger and has a grander High Street, but in Winchester you can take a nice walk along the footpath by the water meadows to St. Cross hospital and visit Winchester college, which is quite 'Harry Potter'-esque (in a good way!).

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