Embark on a captivating 2-hour private walking tour through the enchanting and storied streets of Canterbury, where every cobblestone whispers tales of the past and every building holds secrets of centuries gone by. Immerse yourself in the city’s rich heritage and vibrant culture as you traverse its historic thoroughfares, guided by a local guide. From the awe-inspiring Canterbury Cathedral Precincts, where the echoes of pilgrims past still linger, to the bustling energy of the lively Buttermarket, this curated tour promises an unforgettable journey through time. Delve into the architectural marvels and hidden gems tucked away in Canterbury’s nooks and crannies, as you uncover the layers of history that have shaped this charming city into the cultural gem it is today.

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  • Marvel at the grandeur of Canterbury Cathedral
  • Wander along the ancient King's Mile
  • Experience the charm of Butchery Lane, where past and present combine


  • Professional local tour guide

Route & Duration

2 hours
  • 1

    Canterbury Cathedral Precincts

    The Canterbury Cathedral Precincts encompass the area surrounding the iconic Canterbury Cathedral, offering visitors a serene and historic atmosphere. (Outside visit)

  • 2

    The King's Mile

    The King's Mile is a charming stretch of historic buildings, shops, and eateries that follows the path of an ancient Roman road. As you stroll along this bustling street, you'll encounter a mix of medieval and modern architecture, bustling with activity and offering glimpses into Canterbury's past and present.

  • 3

    King's Bridge

    King's Bridge spans the River Stour, connecting the bustling city center with the tranquil Westgate Gardens. This picturesque bridge offers stunning views of the river and surrounding scenery, inviting visitors to pause and admire the beauty of Canterbury's natural landscape.

  • 4

    The Buttermarket

    The Buttermarket is a bustling square in the heart of Canterbury, surrounded by historic buildings and lively shops.

  • 5

    The Marlowe Theatre

    The Marlowe Theatre is a renowned cultural hub in Canterbury. This modern venue blends contemporary design with historical charm. (Outside visit)

  • 6

    The Beaney Institute

    The Beaney Institute, also known as The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, is a cultural institution housing a diverse collection of art, artifacts, and interactive exhibits. (Outside visit)

  • 7

    Eastbridge Hospital

    Eastbridge Hospital is a medieval almshouse that has provided hospitality to pilgrims and travelers for over eight centuries. Today, it stands as a living testament to Canterbury's rich heritage. (Outside visit)

  • 8

    Butchery Lane

    Butchery Lane is a quaint cobblestone street lined with historic buildings, boutique shops, and cozy cafes. As you wander down this charming lane, you'll feel transported back in time, surrounded by the sights and sounds of old-world Canterbury.

Meeting Point

In front of Canterbury Cathedral Precincts
(Cathedral House, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, UK) See Map

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.