West Gate Towers
Canterbury River Navigation Company
Weather permitting, this company offers relaxing punt trips on the pretty River Stour.
Canterbury Historic River Tours
Knowledgeable guides double up as energetic oarsmen on these fascinating, multi-award-winning River Stour mini cruises, which depart...
A ‘place of hospitality’ for pilgrims, soldiers and the elderly since 1180, Eastbridge Hospital of St Thomas the Martyr is the last of...
New Marlowe Theatre
Canterbury’s main theatre attracts popular, fast-selling productions on national tour. Check out that bizarre auditorium, with its dark...
This tiny, wood-beamed cafe serves all-day breakfasts and a short menu of light lunch and dinner mains containing Kentish ingredients as...
St Peter’s St · interesting places nearby
West Gate Towers information
The city’s only remaining medieval gateway (1380) has been Canterbury’s most controversial sight in recent years, opening and closing more than a parson’s bible. But in 2015 it was taken over by a private company who have reopened the museum inside which focuses on the building’s use as a prison. The views from the top are pretty good, but if you don’t go inside, you can always entertain yourself watching buses, wing mirrors folded back, as they squeeze through the medieval archway.