Canterbury Cathedral and National Apple Festival (14 Oct 17)

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Canterbury Cathedral and National Apple Festival (14 Oct 17)

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We begin our trip to Kent with a visit to Canterbury Cathedral - seat of Archbishop Justin Welby and part of a World Heritage Site. Then we take you to Brogdale, by coach, to see an incredible display many different varieties of apple at the National Apple Festival with the opportunity to taste rare and unusual apple varieties.

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Canterbury and the Cathedral

The centre point of any visit to Canterbury is the Cathedral. It dates back to 597AD when St Augustine became the first Archbishop establishing his seat in Canterbury. This stunning cathedral has been part of England's great history, most notably the martyrdom of Archbishop Thomas Becket. The ruins of St Augustine's Abbey include the remains of the monastery where St Augustine's monks lived and worshiped.

For other things to do in Canterbury visit their official tourism website

The Cathedral offers a wide range of facilities to ensure that all visitors enjoy a first class visitor experience. They usually have eight or so trained volunteer Welcomers, Assistants and Guides on duty who are there to help you make the best of your visit.

Browse Canterbury Cathedral's website for further details including information about guided tours.

Brogdale's National Apple Festival

Brogdale is home to over 4,000 varieties of fruit, including Apples, Cherries & Plums and the National Apple Festival is no exception. 2016 saw a record breaking display of one thousand apple varieties! Visitors discovered something new and tasty with ‘try before you buy’ from around 70 apple varieties. There were yummy hot food stalls, a delightful pop-up apple tearoom with homemade Brogdale apple pies, live music, tours of the orchards, fascinating FREE Talks and demonstrations enjoyed over the whole weekend. Children got crafty making spooky carved apple heads, discovered apple electricity and apples close up through with the microscope. There was something for the whole family!

Brogdale is looking forward to a bigger and even more exciting festival in 2017. Have a look at their 2016 program to get an idea of what might be in store for you this year!

Itinerary for Your Day Out

  • 10:30 Arrive in Canterbury to visit the Cathedral and surrounding area;
  • 13:30 We take you by coach to Brogdale in Kent;
  • 14:00 Arrive Brogdale's National Apple Festival;
  • 17:00 Depart Brogdale for the return journey;
  • We aim to arrive back at joining points between 19:00 and 20:00.

Joining Points and Pickup Times

  • 07:00 Yateley - Dog & Partridge
  • 07:10 Hartley Wintney - Swan Court Bus Stop
  • 07:20 Hook - Old White Hart Pub Bus Stop
  • 07:35 Hatch (Old Basing) - Belle Vue Road Bus Stop near junction with Cromwell Close
  • 07:45 Chineham - Shopping Centre East Car Park Bus Stop
  • 07:55 Basingstoke - Coach Bay opposite The Anvil on Churchill Way
  • 08:05 Basingstoke - Business Centre Bus Stop, Winchester Road (B&Q)
  • 08:10 Brighton Hill - opposite Beechdown Health Club Winchester Road.