Canterbury Guided Walking Tours are available daily from Buttermarket near the Cathedral

Canterbury Guided Walking Tours are available daily from Buttermarket near the Cathedral

Canterbury tours are award-winning and include guided walks led by experienced Green Badge guides departing daily from Buttermarket which take in all the city’s major historic sites and hidden medieval building gems. Explore the city’s darker side on a Canterbury Ghost Tour available every Friday and Saturday evening commencing 8pm from St Margaret's Street or get some of the best views the city from a punting tour along the River Stour.

If you prefer a self-guided option why not pick up an audio tour available in several languages from Canterbury Audio Tours based in the heart of the city only 200m from the Cathedral Gates. For the ultimate view of Canterbury Cathedral from the air, AV8 Helicopters based at their heliport at Rochester Airport offer Kent Helicopter Sightseeing tours which fly over Canterbury.

Guided Walking Tours

The perfect introduction, guided walking tours will ensure you don’t miss any of Canterbury’s famous heritage architecture and historic characters. Award-winning Canterbury Tourist Guides Ltd have been offering superb guided walking tours around the city for decades. Walking tours depart daily through the year, starting at 11am from Buttermarket near the Cathedral. Two walking tours run daily from April to October and you can pick up tickets from the Visitor Centre within The Beaney on the High Street, at the Roman Museum or online on their website. This informative and entertaining walking tour is great value and the only one to include access to the Cathedral precincts at no extra cost. Tours are led by official Green Badge tour guides and take in the Cathedral precincts, old medieval inns and more, with plenty of colourful commentary en-route.

Canterbury Ghost Tour

Ancient cathedral cities with their rich histories have many a spooky story to tell! Explore Canterbury’s dark side on an evening Ghost Tour hosted by Kent’s own award-winning ghost hunter John Hippisley. You’ll learn about a ghost who regularly appears at the Cathedral late at night and of a tragic tale which took place on the site of what is now Tiny Tim’s Tea Rooms. Achieving consistently high reviews, this spooktacular tour in Canterbury is an unmissable experience. The Canterbury Ghost Tour takes place every Friday and Saturday night and starts promptly at 8pm from Alberrys Wine Bar on St Margaret's Street. Ghost tours last around one hour and you can just turn up or pre-book online via the website.

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