Little gems in Canterbury?

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I booked a last minute weekend in Canterbury yesterday. We’re leaving for one night on Dec 14th and bar going to the Cathedral, have no idea what we should do!

Would love some suggestions – some picturesque places would be great, or anywhere I can get a good view of the whole city (I’m keen to test my photography skills with a panorama).

Thanks!

Lottie Gross 04/12/13    City tipsEngland Link Report

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Go to Whistable and see the museum exhibition of British Wildlife photography 2013, on until January. Whitstable also happens to be a great little town for photos and catching some sea air! It’s not too far on the train and you can easily get to both the museum and the seafront from the rail station. Canterbury has wonderful little independent antique and bookshops outside of the sparkly new shopping streets. Enjoy it!

EmmaLPike 06/12/13    Link Report

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Excellent idea on the Wildlife Photography exhibition! Just looked up Whistable and it’s beautiful – I promise to share some photos on Twitter when I’m back! Thanks for your help.

Lottie Gross 06/12/13    Link Report

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If you go the Roman museum in the city centre (Longmarket, Butchery Lane) there is a mound in the grounds that if you climb, you get fantastic views of the Cathedral and it’s surrounding city walls. Museum is a great visit too of course!
Also, check out the Canterbury Tales Tour.

dannii_perrin23 06/12/13    Link Report

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That’s exactly what I wanted to know – thank you! :D

Lottie Gross 06/12/13    Link Report

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Make sure you go for a bite to eat at the Good’s Shed, Lottie: http://thegoodsshed.co.uk/. It’s right next to Canterbury West station and the food is incredible. If you make it to Whitstable you should check out Wheeler’s Oyster Bar (www.wheelersoysterbar.com/), too, but it’s very tiny so you’ll need to book ahead. Have fun!

Alison Roberts 06/12/13    Link Report

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Brill – thanks so much Alison. Just looked up the Goods Shed and am getting hungry for it now! Very excited :) will report back on the 16th and let you know how it was!

Lottie Gross 06/12/13    Link Report

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Have a great time – the Goods Shed is amazing!

Alison Roberts 06/12/13    Link Report

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Hello

Would agree on the Goods Shed thegoodsshed.co.uk/ – specially for breakfast on Sunday – watch the opening hours though.

Favourite resto is Deesons though – modern locally sourced food. A winner http://www.deesonsrestaurant.co.uk/index.php

I’d also recommend taking or hiiring some bikes – it’s very cycle friendly

Beaney House and the Library worth a visit too

It’s a fab market town to wonder around with some lovely pubs and coffee shops too

Enjoy

rtwflights 06/12/13    Link Report

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Excellent, Goods Shed for breakfast then, Deesons for dinner, and a little trip to Whitstable for lunch (providing there’s time inbetween the cathedral, Roman museum and cycling!).

Thanks so much :)

Lottie Gross 06/12/13    Link Report

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Though you already have a lot of food tips, I’d add the Chocolate Café to the list. Pop in for a lunch or just a cup of tea and some of their amazing range of chocolates – they really know their stuff, too, and are full of recommendations. Might be good if you’re stuck for Christmas presents, too!

Rebecca Hallett 13/12/13    Link Report

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Amazing, thanks for this. I’ll have to bring something tasty back to the office on Monday then :D

Lottie Gross 13/12/13    Link Report

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