Things to do in Canterbury with a twist
Canterbury is one of the most popular destinations in Kent to visit and with good reason. Canterbury’s history and heritage, complete with stunning architecture and world famous buildings make it a must see city in the UK. We cover off the basics but also throw in a couple of oddballs to make your trip to Canterbury a memorable one.
Canterbury Cathedral is the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. For more information Canterbury-cathedral.org
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales is an award winning attraction based in the centre of Canterbury that brings to life 5 of Geoffrey Chaucer’s best loved stories with tales of love, romance, jealousy and trickery, vividly recreated with all the fun and excitement of Chaucer’s original tales.
Canterbury Roman Museum
When in Canterbury, do as the Romans do, OK that wasn’t quite the quote but we couldn’t resist!
Canterbury Roman Museum is built on the grounds where a Roman town once stood and includes its very own mosaics and under-floor heating. Travel back in time from present day Canterbury to Roman times. Witness from street level, how the town was built and walk through the marketplace. You can even recreate Roman dining and handle the many replica dishes that are available. The museum has a number of rare objects that you can view. These include tools, helmets plus a treasure trove of other relics.
For more information on this interesting museum click here Canterbury Roman Museum
Funky Monks Clothing
Here is our curve ball for the page and it comes in the way of a fashion store, but it has an identity all of its own which you won’t find anywhere else. Funky Monks is an alternative fashion boutique, some might say a little bit like a fancy dress shop, located on St. Peters Street in the heart of Canterbury. The shop was started in 1996 by the brother and sister combination Pete and Kelly. For more on this crazy yet very cool store, click here Funks-Monks-Clothing
Howletts Wild Animal Park
A huge 90 acre park famous for its gorillas and tigers, its rated number 5 on Trip Advisor in Canterbury. A great deal out especially if you have kids. Steve Irwin visited the park in 2004 and declared the gorilla enclosure “the best in the world”.
Canterbury Crooked House
Built in the 17th century, the Crooked House’s strange appearance has sparked a few stories. Some claim that it inspired a passage in Dicken’s David Copperfield. Nearby Rochester is also home to a crooked house on its main high street; and both make for a good photo opportunity.