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Turner Contemprary

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Turner Contemporary

On a cloudless day in March we finally made it to Margate! Meandering along the back roads from Iffin Lane past Howletts Wild Animal Park (http://www NULL.aspinallfoundation NULL.org/howletts), Wingham Wildlife Park (http://www NULL.winghamwildlifepark NULL.co NULL.uk/) and nostaligiacally the site of …

Purple Flag Award

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Canterbury receives Purple Flag (http://www NULL.purpleflag NULL.org NULL.uk/uploads/DOCS/20-Canterbury_Case_Study_V2 NULL.pdf) accreditation! The Purple Flag scheme recognises excellence in the management of town and city centres at night and aims to raise standards and improve the quality of our towns and cities …

Great Expectations

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2012 is the bicentinary of the birth of Charles Dickens. He was  an English Novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. His own story is one of rags to riches which provided the vivid characters and exhaustive depiction …

The Blean

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Kent Wildlife Trust was founded in 1958 and is the leading conservation organisation charity covering the whole of Kent and is dedicated to protecting wildlife and their habitats. One of the local areas being The Blean. Lying between the cathedral …

London 2012 Olympics

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Canterbury is to play an exciting role in the build up to the London 2012 Olympics (http://www NULL.london2012 NULL.com/). It was announced last month that the city has been included on the route that the Olympic Flame will take on …

Saturnalia

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Saturnalia is the Roman version of Christmas. Visit the Canterbury Roman Museum between 17 December 2011 and 2 January 2012 and discover how sacrifices, presents, games and a big banquet formed the basis of the popular Roman festival. Take part …

Christmas in Canterbury

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Where else to start the season than the Advent Carol Service at Canterbury Cathedral (http://www NULL.canterbury-cathedral NULL.org/), a world heritage centre, the Mother Church of the Anglican Community and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Following comes the arrival of …

What Our guests say

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Dear Sarah & David I captured this view from your breakfast room. Happy memories All good wishes Shiny Happy People (http://www NULL.redbubble NULL.com/people/angel1/art/7546501-lavender-view)

Harvest

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I always feel there is something beautiful, but poignant about the heavily laden golden ears of corn waving in the gentle breeze, fields outlined starkly against the azure skies. Summer is coming to an end, the daylight hours are noticeably …

Summer is on its way!

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The snowdrops and crocus have been and gone, daffodils are a glow of yellow, the magnolia is about to open it buds and the wonderful aubrieta  looks fantastic as it cascades over the wall in the garden here at Iffin …