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BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel

36 New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3DU

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Hotel Amenities


  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (70 spaces)
  • Parking On Site
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • WIFI
  • Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Get in touch


08445 76 76 76
*local rate

Attractions
near the BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel, Canterbury


Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral is a hallowed place of pilgrimage with church buildings that date back to 597AD, and one of England's most glorious sights. A long line of distinguished archbishops has kept the church on its spiritual feet for nearly 1500 years.

Available : Daily

Dane John Gardens

Located below the city walls, the Dane John Gardens is a historic site with a burial mound dating from the Iron Age. A nearby stone castle was constructed in 1086 and transformed into a conical structure in the 18th century.

Available : Daily

Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales gives visitors the chance to immerse themselves in the world of 14th-century England and is an amusing way to introduce children to the delights of Geoffrey Chaucer, one of English literature's most important writers.

Available : Daily

The Marlowe Theatre

Local culture vultures flock to the Marlowe Theatre, named after Canterbury-born Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe, to applaud everything from classic Shakespeare to modern musicals and offbeat stand-up. Beat interval queues by phoning the café/bar with orders in advance.

Available : Daily

St Augustine's Abbey

This abbey in Canterbury was founded by St Augustine in AD597, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a museum and a free audio tour.

Available : Daily

Lounge on the Farm

Don your wellies and head to Lounge on the Farm music festival in Kent. Established artists and new talent make up the excellent line-up performing across seven stages at Canterbury's green Merton Farm.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Kent Beer Festival

Kent is the home of Britain's hops production and the Kent Beer Festival at Merton Farm is the second-oldest in England. Try brews from the county's independent breweries, including Shepherd Neame, Goachers, Hopdeamon and Whitstable.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Herne Bay Festival

One of the biggest family festivals in England's South East, the Herne Bay Festival has 50 separate events. Alongside exhibitions and live music for adults, kids compete in talent contests and enjoy workshops, before coming together for the all-important fireworks.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Beau Rivage

Local ingredients - Faversham free-range chicken and freshly caught skate - are served up with French flair at Beau Rivage in Tankerton, Whitstable. Pick rosé or white from the wine list - the perfect partner for seafood.

Available : Daily; not Mon or Sun

Herne Bay Museum and Gallery

You can still 'be beside the seaside' on a rainy day in the contemporary Herne Bay Museum and Gallery. Get to the roots of 'kiss-me-quick' Victorian seaside history and meet the local artists of today.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Faversham Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

Faversham, called the "market town of kings", is taken over by a selection of the most beautiful classic cars in the south of England. Live music, craft stalls, trade stands and competitions transform the town during this popular annual show.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Faversham International Hop Festival

This hop-mad event pulls in the crowds with promises of morris dancing, live music, local crafts, beer...and more beer. The two-day festival takes over Faversham's medieval square and streets to celebrate the market town's hop-picking tradition.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Shepherd Neame Brewery Tours

The Publican's Managed Pub Company of the Year 2005, Shepherd Neame opens its doors for Brewery Tours and a chance to sample its finest ales. Your taste buds could not be in safer hands - this is Britain's oldest brewer!

Available : Daily; not Sun

Brogdale Farm Autumn Cider Festival

Brogdale Farm in Kent celebrates the recent revival of interest in cider with the Brogdale Farm Autumn Cider Festival. As well as offering dozens of ciders to sample, experts give advice on making cider at home.

Available : Sep 2011 (annual)

The National Fruit Collection

Fruit trees stand two by two at the National Fruit Collection - a 150-acre orchard of thousands of rare varieties of British apples, pears, plums and more. See Brogdale Farm's blossom in spring or visit in autumn for fruit tasting.

Available : Daily

Maison Dieu

A 13th-century haven founded by Henry III, which served as a Royal Lodge, pilgrims' hostel, hospital and almshouses for retired royal retainers, Maison Dieu is now a museum. Beautifully restored, it houses Roman and medieval objects excavated from nearby sites.

Available : Apr - Nov 2013; Weekends only (annual)

Willesborough Windmill

Kids love watching the resident miller grind corn at Willesborough Windmill near Ashford, a Grade II-listed landmark which has been restored to full working order. Tours of the 19th-century structure run at weekends and on Wednesday during the summer.

Available : Apr - Sep 2013; Weekends only (annual)

Folkestone Downs

Walk among butterflies past fields of orchids on Folkestone Downs - rolling hills of ancient chalk grassland. Rich in wildlife, the Downs are protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and as a Special Area for Conservation.

Available : Daily

Ashford Borough Museum

Delve into Ashford's history at the Ashford Borough Museum, which houses local archaeological and geological artefacts. There's also a fascinating range of black-and-white photography featuring old Ashford, and a special exhibition entitled Ashford at War.

Available : Mar - Oct 2013; not Sun (annual)

Godinton House & Gardens

Join a guided tour of the Jacobean Godinton House mansion and explore the stunning medieval hall and beautifully restored labyrinth of rooms. The house is surrounded by 12 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds including a rose garden.

Available : Mar - Nov 2013 (annual)

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Mansion

Port Lympne in Kent is a 350-acre safari park with an historic stately home and gardens at its centre. Between the wars Winston Churchill, Lloyd George, Charlie Chaplin and Lawrence of Arabia were entertained by the builder and owner of the house, Sir Philip Sassoon MP.

Available : Daily

Deal Castle

The circular turrets of Deal Castle ensured that a gun could be fired from every angle. This fortress was part of Henry VIII's chain of coastal defences and once had 119 weapons ready to ward off channel-crossing enemies.

Available : Daily

Dover Castle

Dover Castle is steeped in history - there's a Roman lighthouse, Norman keep and Saxon church on the site. Visit the very rooms where the Dunkirk escape was masterminded or tour the secret tunnels that served as a war hospital.

Available : Daily

Walmer Castle

Henry VIII built Walmer Castle's battlements to defend from potential European invaders. Now with Lord Warden in residence it stands peacefully as a stately home. Head to Deal for the glorious gardens and afternoon tea on the grounds.

Available : Mar - Oct 2013 (annual)

Broadstairs Folk Week

During Broadstairs Folk Week the small town is completely taken over by music and dancing, from Cajun to traditional folk and ceilidhs. Performance venues range from parks and pubs to gardens, beaches, restaurants and the promenade.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Broadstairs Dickens Festival

The Broadstairs Dickens Festival turns Kent back into a Victorian holiday destination. This heritage event features a dramatic adaptation of a Dickens novel performed in the Dickens House Museum, a Victorian cricket match, talks and walking tours of the town.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Jousting Tournament

Heralded by resounding fanfares and the thunder of galloping hooves, knights stage dramatic battles on horseback twice daily. Daredevil stunts, falls and fights are all part of the spectacular Jousting Tournament held in the grounds of Leeds Castle.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Kent County Show

The Kent Show, held on Kent Showground in Detling, features livestock classes, judging competitions, agricultural presentations, a flower show and arena demonstrations. The six-acre Forestry Area is the setting for exhibits on wildlife, conservation, country crafts and the environment.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Kent Garden Show

The spring and autumn Kent Garden Shows take place at the dedicated Kent Showground in Detling, surrounded by the hat-shaped oast houses characteristic of the Kentish countryside. Over 300 exhibitors display everything for the garden, from plants to outdoor furniture.

Available : Jun 2013 (various dates)

Santa Specials

This Christmas, families hop on board a steam train at Tenterden Town Station for a fun ride and an important meeting with Santa Claus. Santa's pixie helpers serve refreshments and presents are given out by the big man himself.

Available : Dec 2013; Weekends only (various dates)

Biddenden Vineyards & Cider Works

Deep in the heart of the Garden of England, Biddenden Vineyards & Cider Works produces several varieties of wine, cider and apple juice. Walk through the vineyards, learn how they press the apples and of course, sample the local tipple.

Available : Daily

Kursaal Complex

Southend-on-Sea's Kursaal Complex retains some of its original grandeur and is affectionately used as a point of reference by both locals and visitors. These days it contains a bowling alley, casino, amusement arcade and a popular fast-food restaurant.

Available : Daily

Sealife Adventure

Whoever scoffs at the idea of sharks and piranhas residing off England's coastline will have to eat their words at Southend's Sealife Adventure. Children and adults alike spend hours getting close to and admiring unknown underwater life.

Available : Daily

Mote Park

Set in 450 acres of parkland, Mote Park features football pitches, a pitch and putt golf course and a children's play area. The large lake in the middle of the park offers opportunities for sailing, fishing and model boating.

Available : Daily

Southend Pier

Southend's pride and joy is undoubtedly its pier, the longest pleasure pier in the world at 1.33 miles. Dating back to 1830, it has amazingly survived countless fires and boat collisions, the area's economic hardship as well as two world wars.

Available : Daily

Adventure Island

Screams of delight ring out from Southend-on-Sea's Adventure Island, where children run between rides like Jumping Jolly Roger's, Pharoah's Fury and Dragon's Claw. The rides and entry fee are categorised by height and divided into Mini, Junior and Big Adventures.

Available : Daily

Festival of Fireworks at Southend Seafront

There are at least some benefits to the nights getting darker earlier in winter. On Saturdays from October to November Southend's Seafront is illuminated by a free and fabulous fireworks display. Local bands entertain spectators at ground level.

Available : Oct - Nov 2013; Sat only (annual)

Ganesh Hindu Festival

Southend's seafront is always a good place for a party and one of the biggest is the Ganesh Hindu Festival. Attracting thousands annually, it celebrates the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god. Events are concentrated on Shoebury East Beach.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Southend-on-Sea Carnival and Illuminated Procession

The carnival is a highlight of Southend-on-Sea's summer festivities. A week of fun is capped by an illuminated procession on the last day, when the seafront lights are switched on and a spectacular fireworks display takes place.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Southend Festival of the Air

The Southend Festival of the Air is one of Europe's largest free air shows. Aerial demonstrations and wing walkers fly high over Southend's seafront. On the ground there are exhibitions by the RAF, Royal Navy and Army, giant inflatables and more.

Available : May 2013 (annual)


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BEST WESTERN Abbots Barton Hotel
36 New Dover Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 3DU

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08445 76 76 76

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01227 760341

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