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Canterbury City Tour Highlights

An introduction to Canterbury

The heart of the city is dominated by the magnificent and famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, Canterbury Cathedral. Ancient Roman walls, a Norman Castle and the medieval Westgate Towers encircle the charming cobbled streets which are dotted with historic buildings full of stories of pilgrimages and famous characters.

An eclectic mix of old and new, Canterbury is a vibrant city full of thriving independent businesses, restaurants and pavement cafes, making it a wonderful location for visiting families and groups. The annual Canterbury Festival boasts an array of international art, music and literary events, adding to the cultural significance of the city which, alongside its historic importance, attracts visitors from all over the world.

We look forward to welcoming you to Canterbury soon!

Westgate Towers

Join us on a walking tour of Canterbury to discover some of these sights and more!

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral Precincts

See the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral as our route takes you on a journey through the Cathedral Precincts and past ruins of the old monastery.

Sun Street & Sir John Boy

The King's Mile

Situated along Palace Street there are many historical timber-framed buildings. Don't miss the opportunity to photograph the locally named 'crooked house'.


King's Bridge

The Old Weavers' House, established 1500 AD, sits alongside the picturesque King's Bridge from where you can see the infamous ducking stool!

The Buttermarket and War Memorial

The Buttermarket

Site of historic pilgrim inns, the bull stake, a theatre and market hall, and home to the imposing Christ Church Gate entrance to the Cathedral.

Marlowe Theatre

The Marlowe Theatre

This modern theatre is named after the famous playwright Christopher Marlowe who was born in Canterbury.
The Beaney

The Beaney Institute

This striking building houses an art gallery, exhibitions, a library and the Visitor Information Centre.

Eastbridge Hospital

Eastbridge Hospital

A place of hospitality for the Pilgrims since 1190, known as the Hospital of St. Thomas. Today it is a museum.

Butchery Lane

Butchery Lane

A narrow, cobbled lane with a stunning view of the Cathedral's Bell Harry Tower. Also home to the The Roman Museum.

Please note tours may vary slightly as our fully qualified Green Badge Guides each adapt their tour to the group and conditions in the city.
Our tours do not include entry to any attractions. For combined walking tour and attraction entry, please see our Extended Tours option below.

Extend your Guided Tour

If you'd like to delve deeper into Canterbury's history or explore more of its fascinating sights, why not book an extended private tour?

Private walking tours of Canterbury start at 90 minutes. You can extend your walk by up to an hour, or for in-depth tour, book our Guides for a half or full day walking tour of Canterbury. Guides can join you on your visit to other Canterbury attractions* to fit in with your group's itinerary.

Contact us with your requirements and we can provide you with a quote.

St Augustine
Additional sites you may wish to visit whilst in Canterbury:

*Please note entrance fees are payable to many attractions and are the responsibility of the group; they are not included in the price of a guided tour, unless agreed upon and booked in advance.

Tours in the rain!

Daily tours for individuals

Book your 90-minute Canterbury guided walking tour here

Book a daily tour
Family tour by Marlowe Theatre

Pre-booked Tours: Private Groups

Use this option if you want to book for a small group of friends, family or club.

Book a private tour
Argentinian group in Precincts

Pre-booked Tours: Schools & Organisations

Book a discounted group tour for a school, business or organisation.

Book a group tour
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Book your tour

Whether you are organising a group visit or just on holiday in the region, you can book your Canterbury walking tour online and save time on the day.

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