Millers Arms, Canterbury - Canterbury

Local Area

The Millers Arms is situated in the heart of the city centre, within walking distance of its top tourist attractions. These include the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral, award-winning Canterbury Tales interactive tour, and impressive Marlowe Theatre. There are also several museums and galleries to explore, or why not escape the hustle and bustle with an historic river tour or walk through the beautiful Westgate Gardens. For those in need of retail therapy, Canterbury has an extensive shopping centre, boasting popular High Street names alongside specialist, individual outlets.

Marlowe Theatre

Boasting award-winning contemporary facilities following a recent £25 million refurbishment, the Marlowe is one of the South East’s premier theatres, offering a varied programme including West End musicals, drama, opera, comedy, dance, ballet and orchestral music.

www.marlowetheatre.com/

Distance from Miller’s Arms: 3 minute walk

Canterbury Cathedral

Dating back to the 11th century, it is England’s oldest cathedral and the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury, with a wealth of history and beautiful architecture. It remains one of the most visited places in the country.

www.canterbury-cathedral.org/

Distance from  Miller’s Arms: 4 minute walk

Canterbury Tales

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era in this award-winning recreation of medieval life, as costumed characters enact five of Geoffrey Chaucer’s  famous Canterbury Tales.

www.canterburytales.org.uk/

Distance from  Miller’s Arms: 6 minute walk

Historic River Tours

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre by taking this multi award-winning guided tour and ferry service through the heart of Canterbury on the River Stour.

www.canterburyrivertours.co.uk/

Distance from  Miller’s Arms: 4 minute walk

Dane John Gardens

The historic gardens, located within the city walls of Canterbury, provide a peaceful escape from the bustling shopping centre just a few yards away. Within the gardens are a children’s play area, newly built bandstand and fountain.

Distance from  Miller’s Arms: 9 minute walk

www.canterbury.co.uk/Canterbury-Dane-John-Gardens/details/?dms=3&venue=3033570

Roman Museum

Kent’s only Roman Museum provides a fascinating and family-friendly insight into life in Roman Britain. Visitors can explore Canterbury’s history, wander through the marketplace and discover hidden treasures as they step back, and down, to the streets of Roman Canterbury.

http://canterburymuseums.co.uk/romanmuseum/

Distance from  Miller’s Arms: 5 minute walk

Westgate Gardens

Enjoy a riverside stroll through the beautiful Westgate Gardens in Canterbury city centre. Visitors with children won’t want to miss Toddlers Cove, a new free outdoor play area.

www.canterbury.co.uk/Canterbury-Westgate-Gardens/details/?dms=3&venue=3030588

Distance from  Miller’s Arms: 8 minute walk

Beaney Art Museum and Library

This award-winning art gallery, library and visitor information centre provides state-of-the-art exhibitions, excellent educational facilities and a varied programme of events for all ages.

http://canterburymuseums.co.uk/beaney/

Distance from  Miller’s Arms: 4 minute walk

St Augustine’s Abbey

Founded shortly after AD 597 by St Augustine, the abbey was originally created as a burial place for the Anglo-Saxon kings of Kent. Visitors can discover more at the on site museum containing artefacts and stone carvings found during excavations.

www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/st-augustines-abbey/

Distance from  Miller’s Arms: 11 minute walk

Canterbury Heritage Museum

The young and young at heart won’t want to miss the museum’s exhibitions on childhood favourites Bagpuss and Rupert Bear, which both have links to the city.  They are among a huge range of treasures on show, including Anglo-Saxon and Tudor finds, and the ‘Invicta’ steam engine.

http://canterburymuseums.co.uk/heritagemuseum/

Distance from  Miller’s Arms: 5 minute walk