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Things to do in Canterbury 

Planning a stay at the Miller’s Arms and want to know what’s on nearby? You’ve come to the right place. If you’re visiting our historic hotel in the heart of one of Kent’s most-loved cities, use this page as a guide for the best things to do in Canterbury.

From museums and galleries to gardens and literary exhibitions, there are plenty of fun things to do in Canterbury for families, couples, and adults. With the comfortable accommodation and delicious food at The Miller’s Arms, you’re bound to be well-rested and fuelled up to make the most of your Canterbury getaway  however you choose to spend it. 

The Miller’s Arms is situated right in the centre of Canterbury, within walking distance of its top tourist attractions which can be seen below. There are several unique museums and galleries to explore in Canterbury and, for those in need of retail therapy, Canterbury also has an extensive shopping centre, boasting popular High Street names alongside specialist, individual outlets.

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Greyfriars Gardens

A beautiful set of gardens – open to the public during daytime hours – owned and managed by the ancient order of Greyfriars, followers of St Francis of Assisi. It’s a quiet place to watch the river, have a picnic, and explore the remaining chapel – something that was lucky to escape Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries.

Distance from Miller’s Arms: 7 minute walk


Hambrook Marshes

If you’re up for a bit of gentle adventure, the Hambrook Marshes offer a pleasant riverside walk all the way to neighbouring Chartham. The marshes are a rare wetland area offering much-needed habitation for numerous endangered species.

Your best bet is to head to Toddler’s Cove playground – on the other side of the bridge from the Westgate Gardens – and follow the path towards Chartham.