We'll be building up a list of places of interest local to The King's Head that registered users can rate. This will help visitors to the area find the best places to go and might even provide some inspiration for us locals too. If you want more information on any of these, why not pop in and see us - we might have some further literature, advice or even discount tickets for some of them.
Welcome to the website of Canterbury Cathedral, Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Cathedral is both a holy place and part of a World Heritage Site. It is the home of a community of people who seek to make the Cathedral a place of welcome, beauty and holiness. We hope you will be inspired to visit Canterbury and the Cathedral and we look forward to welcoming you.
Canterbury Guided Tours
Canterbury Guided Tours provide entertaining and enjoyable tours for visitors to the city of Canterbury. Whether you are organising a group trip for schools, in English or other languages or if you are a family on holiday, our tours represent a great way to see the sights and learn some history too!
Canterbury Historic River Tours
Punting in Canterbury in the form of guided historic river tours has been a favourite pastime on the River Stour for a number of years.
CANTERBURY HISTORIC RIVER TOURS' staff pride themselves on offering one of the most enjoyable insights into Canterbury's historic past which can capture the imagination of people of all age groups and can form part of a great day out in Canterbury for adults, families, kids and visiting groups.
As one of Canterbury's main tourist attractions, in one of England's principal tourist cities, the guided tour and ferry service provides both visitors and locals with a unique vantage point to some of Canterbury's most stunning and important architecture, and the company can trace its historic past to 1932.
Flowing through the heart of historic Canterbury, The River Stour is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of one of the country's busiest city centres, allowing you to discover parts of the city that are only accessible by our tour.
Our friendly staff who act as your chauffeurs and guides will present the historical facts of the passing buildings and monuments in a light-hearted and entertaining manner.
A visit to Canterbury is not complete without experiencing Chaucer’s famous tales of medieval misadventures at one of the City’s most loved visitor attractions.
Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era in this fabulous recreation of medieval life; a unique introduction to Canterbury and its famous literary connection.
Your adventure begins in the Tabard Inn, where you will meet the first of our costumed guides, preparing you for your pilgrimage from London to Canterbury. To continue your experience, you are invited to share five of Chaucer’s most famous tales, with the aid of an audio guide (commentary available in six languages together with a special version in English for children). Along the way, Chaucer’s colourful and entertaining stories of love, romance, jealousy and trickery are dramatically brought to life for you to enjoy.
Your journey ends with our second guide at the shrine of St Thomas Becket – be sure to be ready to share your tales from your pilgrimage.
For a great family day out in Kent, visit Dover Castle!
Spectacularly situated above the White Cliffs of Dover this magnificent castle has guarded our shores from invasion for 20 centuries - now you can enjoy a great family day out with a visit to the 'Key to England'.
Explore the darkly atmospheric Secret Wartime Tunnels including the vivid recreation of the Dunkirk evacuation in Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk, complete with dramatic projections of swooping Spitfires and real film footage.
Enjoy a colourful contrast with the richly-furnished Great Tower, where costumed actors introduce medieval life at King Henry II's court.
With exciting exhibitions, winding tunnels to explore, ghosts to hunt out - and of course restaurants, shops and the space for youngsters to run around - an action-packed, great value day out awaits!
One of England’s most charming and historic market towns, Faversham is in the heart of rural Kent with excellent road and rail links to London and beyond. With first-class accommodation, outstanding attractions, fine food and drink, a vibrant live music scene and wonderful walking routes, Faversham is an exceptional place to live, explore and enjoy.
Howletts - The Aspinall Foundation
Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent offers a range of experience days out in Kent, from guided tours to Keeper Experiences for all ages.
Adults can become a Keeper for a Day and find out what it's really like to be a wild animal keeper. Or why not take a guided tour during your day out and find out everything you ever wanted to know about the park and the endangered animals. For the under 16s - get up close and personal with the animals and go behind the scenes with the people who care for some of the world's most endangered animals on one of our special Junior Ranger Days or enrol on Keeper Academy.
Kent County Cricket Club
Canterbury is the home of Kent County Cricket. The St Lawrence ground is within easy walking distance of the city centre.
Visitors never forget their first breath-taking vision of Leeds Castle in Kent, rising majestically from the moat as it has done for over 900 years.
With 500 acres of beautiful parkland and formal gardens, daily events and year round attractions, it’s not just the glorious history of Leeds Castle that will ensure you want to come back time and again.
Your annual ticket allows you to visit as many times as you like across a whole year. Both this and day tickets are available to purchase online in advance or on the day of your visit. Open all year round, there is something new for everyone to discover every day.
The Marlowe offers a wide range of productions featuring West End shows, opera, musicals, comedy, pantomimes and more.
Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Light Railway
For the past 87 years the Romney, Hythe
& Dymchurch Railway has been an integral part
of the landscape of the Romney Marsh. Known as
“Kent’s Mainline in Miniature”, our World Famous
one-third full size Steam & Diesel locomotives have
powered their way along the 13½ miles of track
from the Cinque Port town of Hythe, terminating in
Dungeness; a National Nature Reserve and one of
the largest shingle landscapes in the world. With 4
stations in between, all within walking distance of a
beach, our railway provides you with an opportunity
to explore this unique corner of Kent. Coast & country
walks, with all manner of wildlife & flora to be
seen, cycle rides, medieval churches and iconic
Lighthouses are all on our doorstep.
With excellent catering facilities available at some
stations (see our Facilities page), our ever-popular
Model Railway Exhibition, 1940’s Museum and Play
Park at New Romney Station, good station shops,
free car parking and facilities to assist our Disabled
visitors, RH&DR is the perfect any-weather,
all-generations great day out. We look forward to
seeing you this autumn!
Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre
Shepherd Neame’s award-winning Visitor Centre has been shortlisted for the Visit England Awards for Excellence 2014. The honours celebrate the best of English tourism, and Britain’s oldest brewer is one of just five finalists in the Small Visitor Attraction Category. Its Visitor Centre is set in a beautifully-restored medieval hall house on the historic brewery site in Faversham.
Turner Contemporary Gallery
Turner Contemporary is a gallery in Margate, delivering world-class exhibitions of contemporary and historical art, events and activities. Admission is free.
Turner Contemporary is a charity.
Whitstable is like no other town by the sea. Its traditional charms, strong arts culture and rich maritime history complement Whitstable's modern appeal.
Whitstable's main claim to fame is its oysters which remain an intrinsic part of this sea town's character and are celebrated every July at the Oyster Festival. Oysters and other delicacies from the sea can be enjoyed at the local restaurants and pubs or taken home from the fresh fish market at the harbour.
Shoppers can delight in the town's bohemian charm with independent craft and gift shops, galleries, delicatessens and fashion shops trading side by side with butchers and bakers. When you need to recharge with a drink and food you will be spoilt for choice with a wonderful choice of cafes, restaurants and pubs. Whitstable is one of a very few in the country that has a pub on the beach.
Whether you take the main route through the town or enjoy haphazard progress through quiet lanes and alleyways with eccentric names such as Squeeze Gut Alley, you'll end up at the working harbour. Constructed in 1831 the harbour has an interesting history including diving, shipbuilding and fishing.
Along the coast at Tankerton, grassy slopes dip to meet the sea throwing out an invitation to visitors and locals to walk along the prom and take in some bracing sea air. There's a chance too to get unsurpassed views of Whitstable's skyline from The Street, a wide ridge of shingle stretching out to sea, but only revealed when the tide is low.
With its sense of intimacy and rich character Whitstable has secured a favoured spot in the hearts and minds of all who visit the town.