insideKENT Magazine Issue 59 - February 2017 - Page 63

THINGS TO DO

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge is both art museum and impressive library . This is a place that hosts an eclectic mix of exhibitions , talks , displays , events and more on a daily basis . Many of the exhibitions and information inside is interactive , and there are often children ’ s events too . It opened in September 1899 and was named after Dr James George Beaney who left money to Canterbury in his will .
Canterbury Cathedral It is impossible to visit Canterbury without also stepping inside the phenomenal Canterbury Cathedral . Forming part of a World Heritage site , this is one of the oldest Christian structures in England – it dates back to 1077 . When visiting the cathedral it is possible to sit in on services , or to explore the building itself . This can be done with a useful audio guide if required .
The Canterbury Tales The Canterbury Tales is a fun , interactive , informative visitor attraction that is great for the whole family . Immerse yourself in the medieval world as you join Geoffrey Chaucer ’ s pilgrims on their journey to Canterbury itself . You ’ ll hear their tales and really get a sense of how it was to live all those hundreds of years ago .
Charlton Park If you are looking for a picture perfect wedding venue , Charlton Park might be just the place for you . This Grade II listed mansion house is equipped to give you the best on your special day , including a magnificent setting , room for guests , excellent food and attentive staff .
The Marlowe Theatre The Marlowe Theatre is a hub of exciting events . From plays to musicals , pantomimes to comedy nights , there is a wide range of excellent shows on offer here .
Howletts Wild Animal Park If you ever thought that a safari in Kent was impossible , think again . At Howletts you can find a variety of wonderful wild animals to enjoy , as well as all the information you could need to know more about them . The park is set in 90 acres of beautiful Kentish landscape and there are over 400 animals to spot .
DINING OUT
The Dog At Wingham The Dog At Wingham is a gorgeous , traditional country pub with rooms just outside Canterbury itself . The food produced at The Dog is exceptional – head chef Dan Johns sources his ingredients from the local area wherever possible , and he enjoys putting a new twist on old favourites including braised beef cheek , pumpkin risotto , crisp bone
marrow , pancetta wrapped pork tenderloin , crisp belly and quince and warm chocolate tart , peanut and salted caramel . Plus they have a lovely Valentine ’ s menu ready for 14th February .
The Tyler ’ s Kiln The beauty of The Tyler ’ s Kiln is that once you step inside and experience the relaxed and comfortable environment , you will be treated like a friend . With traditional home-cooked food and an exceptional selection of wines , beers and spirits ( and tea and coffee if you prefer ), this pub is about creating a sense of community . Food choices include pork and chorizo croquettes , chicken breast served with roast potatoes , wild mushrooms , spinach , Parma ham crisp and a rich truffle cream and butterscotch rice pudding with hot toffee sauce and a ginger crumb .
Saint Smokey ’ s BBQ House Inspired by four generations of traditional family recipes and Caribbean cuisine , this father and son run restaurant stays true to its roots , offering guests the chance to try something a little different . Those different things include chicken wraps , wings and whole chickens all with a range of stunning barbecue sauces .
Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Castle
The Beaney
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