The Canterbury Tales is a stunning reconstruction of Chaucer’s 14th Century England. Canterbury river tours offer a fascinating perspective and insight into Canterbury's hidden past. Tours of the cathedral are also available.
Ebury Hotel is located five minutes walk from the home of Kent cricket, hosting Four-day and one-day games, international matches, and during the first week of August, the oldest cricket festival in the country.
The County is blessed with a good number of 'Links' type courses, including three that have hosted 'The Open'. Nearby courses include Canterbury, Boughton, and Chestfield, all within a 10-minute drive.
Howletts Wild animal park, (5min drive) and Port Lympne (25min drive) are devoted to saving rare and endangered animals. For less scary native species visit Kent's Unique Woodland Discovery Park. Also nice, is Blean woods.
Visit Dover Castle and the secret wartime tunnels built into its famous White Cliffs, and Leeds Castle, “the loveliest castle in the world.” Also worth a visit are Deal and Walmer Castles, Rochester Castle, Hever Castle and Allington Castle.
The Garden of England, The countryside surrounding Canterbury and between the coastal towns of Herne Bay and Whitstable is an area of outstanding beauty and a perfect place for an enjoyable day out. Visit nearby villages such as Bridge and Patrixbourne, or the Medieval Cinque Port of Sandwich. Sissinghurst Gardens is worth a visit, being one of the world's most celebrated gardens, the creation of Vita Sackville-West and her husband Sir Harold Nicholson.
Kent has one of the longest and most varied coastlines in England. Whitstable, famous for its fresh fish and oysters, and Herne Bay of “Little Britain” “I’m a Lady!” fame, are both fine examples of working seaside towns on the Kent coast. Travel slightly further afield to visit Broadstairs or Hythe, where you can take a trip on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.