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Canterbury Attractions

Canterbury Parks & Gardens

Dane John Gardens having earned the prestigious Green Flag Award and the Green Heritage Site Award, this is one of the best parks in the country. Although it suffered damage in the 1987 Great Hurricane, little evidence can be seen in the gardens or lawns of the park, and it is still a wonderful place to take the kids for a little fresh air and a lot of beauty.

Westgate Gardens the beautiful riverside gardens that provide views of the Tower House and Medieval West Gate, are a peaceful and pleasant retreat from the noise of the city. It is here that excavations by the Canterbury Archaeological Trust have uncovered the remains of the Roman London Gate, and the footings of the original Roman Wall that once followed the banks of the river through the gardens.

Canterbury Restaurants and Bars

Canterbury Restaurants

The Thomas Becket 21 Best Lane, this place serves typical pub grub, so depending on your appetite, you can enjoy a light lunch of rolls, or salad, or go for a main meal if in need of more substantial nourishment.

Zizzie's - 53 St Peters St, located in on of Canterbury's oldest houses, Cogan House, it has a lovely walled garden where you can sit and read the history of the place whilst enjoying a cup of tea, or excellent lunch.

Cafe St Pierre - 41 St Peter's St, if you are in need of a warming drink take a walk to Cafe St Pierre, where the coffee and the hot chocolate warms the cockles of the heart. The menu also extends to light lunches and snacks.

Marks & Spencer 4 St George's St, if you are planning a picnic, or don't have time for a full sit-down meal, grab some sandwiches for M&S, and eat on the run.

Canterbury Bars & Clubs

Bar Xtreme 11 Dover Street, pool tables by day and a small disco dance floor by night with a resident DJ, make this a popular place at all times. Although it does not have, a late licence Bar Xtreme is a good place to warm up for the rest of the night.

Bell and Crown 10-11 Palace Street, this friendly place with a relaxed ambience is a great place to meet other travellers, especially the young foreign crowd. It has retained its pub feel and is known for its good atmosphere.

Bishop's Finger - 13 St. Dunstans Street, although this is a 16th century pub, the decor is Spartan and modern with a lot of wood. Playing on its name the pub is referred to as the Nun's Delight by regulars and the owners alike, but whether you have taken vows or not, it does offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Black Horse 11-12 Orchard Street, this comfortable pub has great TV coverage of sports events, and the mood is generally friendly and easy-going.

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