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Small-Group City Running Tour in Canterbury

Canterbury Running Tours

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Explore historic Canterbury and the surrounding countryside as we take you around our city’s most beautiful and well-known icons. Discover the city's secrets and stories on a unique sight-running journey.

We'll run along the old city walls to the four corners of the city and through hundreds of years of stories. In just an hour you'll see and learn all about the key historic and cultural sites Canterbury has to offer, as well as discovering some of the city's many secrets.

Your guide will be happy to answer any questions you may have or even take a detour to show you something that may be of interest to the group.

The tour is suitable for all levels of runner, from beginner to expert. We will run at whichever pace feels most comfortable for the group and nobody gets left behind. Our tours contain frequent stops so you will most likely be able to run further and faster than you would on your usual run.

About This Deal

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Pass By: Canterbury Cathedral, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH England

Our city tour starts and ends outside the cathedral. Your guide will give you a rich insight into the role and importance of the cathedral in the city's history, it's dramatic past and the role it serves today.

Pass By: Canterbury City Walls, 66 St. Peters Place, Canterbury CT1 2DA England

When you're up on the city walls, you're running along 2,000 years of history. Hear all about how the walls went from primitive Roman defences to the fortified stone work that you see today.

Stop At: Dane John Gardens, Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 2RN England

The highest point of the tour is on Dane John Mound, the mysterious hill in the city's central park. From here you can see most of the city and get a sense of it's scale and beauty.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Franciscan Gardens, 60 St. Peters Street, Canterbury CT1 2BE England

You'll see some of the monastery buildings, established in 1267 and one of the prettiest spots in the city.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Westgate Gardens, Westgate Grove, Canterbury CT1 2BQ England

Just outside the city walls are stunning Westgate Gardens. Here we cross the River Stour and pause by the giant Baobab plane tree. It's 200 years old and is hiding a remarkable secret.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint, 1 Pound Lane, Canterbury CT1 2BZ England

The main entrance into the city, this medieval tower and gatehouse stands at an imposing 18 metres and is the oldest surviving surviving tower in Britain. Built in 1378, your guide will show you some of it's secrets and explain how it was the first sight many visitors would see on arrival to the city.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Marlowe Theatre, The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS England

Learn about the different statues and sculptures around the theatre and how they relate to one of Canterbury's most famous sons, Christopher Marlowe.

Duration: 5 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Our tour includes digital group photos and an animated route video in the price.

1 hour

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Canterbury Running Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.