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VISITING CANTERBURY and EAST KENT
Find out more about our city and surrounding area with the following websites .

> Kent Greeters UK  One of the best ways of getting to know any area is through the eyes of someone who lives there. Greeters are friendly local volunteers who have a passion for the place where they live and want to share it with the world. They are not guides and give their services absolutely FREE! "You will arrive as a visitor but leave as a friend."

> Canterbury Guides complete an intense accredited training course to pass relevant examinations set by the South East England Tourist Board and /or the Institute of Tourist Guiding to obtain their qualifications. They hold either city Green Badges or regional Blue Badges. Members conduct daily tours of the city of Canterbury and can offer pre-arranged tailored-made tours on a variety of topics around our towns and villages. They are trained to lead large groups and offer tours in several languages. Fees apply.

> Historic Canterbury  when KFHS overseas member Tina found her ancestral trail led  to Canterbury she visited the city; and fell in love and her website was born. Meticulously researched from her collection of books and images of Canterbury the site has the most astonishing range of facts and information about buildings, military, history and people's everyday lives in the past in our city. Plus images of churchyards individual gravestones and Monumental Inscriptions. Contributions from visitors to the site are encouraged.   

> Canterbury Tour one of the web's first 'virtual' tours ahead of its time in 1995 when it was first published online. The site enables you to 'walk' along most all city centre streets via maps and photographs by clicking on the direction arrows. Its been kept fresh with new images but keeping old images to enable comparison of the more recent changes occurring in our ancient city.

> Visit Canterbury the official site tourism website for Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable. The website for where to stay, what to see and what to do in the area which covers the ancient Cathedral City of Canterbury plus surrounding villages and our coastal towns.

> Visit Kent  the official tourism website for the county of Kent with visitor information for Where to stay, what to see, what to do etc. 

> Visit Faversham the official website for Faversham is an excellent site with heaps of information about this historic market town and the surrounding area. Plus the Faversham Forum where you can ask questions from members of the Faversham Historic Society about family history and Faversham ancient and modern.

> Oyster Town this website is a must if you have Whitstable ancestors. Superbly put-together about Whitstable and its history.

> Herne Bay Town put together by a partnership of local businesses it has some information about what to see and do, where to stay, events, local businesses, news  etc.

Tricia Baxter, Secretary & Webmaster

David Wood, Branch Chairman

Page updated22 February 2016