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  • Goodnestone offers a range of fun activities that can be enjoyed on site, including archery, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, massage/beauty treatments and more. For cycling in the wonderful local countryside, there are also some bicycles available at the house. There is also table tennis, croquet and boules on site.
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  • DW Fitness
    Maybrook Retail Park, Vauxhall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1ZG
    www.dwfitnessclubs.com | 0344 249 5300


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On the Water

  • Sandwich Corse Fishery
    Sandwich Lakes, Sandwich Ash Road (A257), Nr Canterbury, Kent CT3 2DA
    www.sandwichlakes.co.uk | 07936 409912
  • Canterbury Historic River Tours
    Canterbury Historic River Tours, The Kings Bridge, Canterbury, CT1 2AT
    www.canterburyrivertours.co.uk | 07790 534 744
  • Botany Bay
    Botany Rd, Broadstairs CT10 3LG
  • St Margaret’s Bay
    Bay Hill, St Margaret’s Bay, Dover CT15 6DX
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Walking & Cycling

  • Goodnestone Park has its own Serpentine woodland walk – follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen. Brochures can be found in the house: numerous local walks from the door, printed maps and directions including Fredville Park. See also:
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  • Goodnestone House offers an in-house pampering service.
    Please enquire for further information!


Top Places To Visit

Historic Buildings

Stately Homes & Gardens

  • Belmont House and Gardens
    Belmont Park, Throwley Rd, Throwley, Faversham ME13 0HH
    www.belmont-house.org | 01795890202

Places to Shop

  • Canterbury
    Car Park – 16 Watling St, Canterbury CT1 2UA
  • Folkstone
    12 Bouverie Pl, Folkestone CT20 1AE


Top Things to Do for Children


  • Folk in the Barn
    18 Derringstone Downs, Barham, Canterbury, Kent CT4 6QE
    www.folkinthebarn.co.uk | 01227 831493 / 07799 790 738
  • Espression Pottery Painting
    29-30 Palace Street, The Kings Mile, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2DZ
    www.espression.co.uk | 01227765665
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