National Apple Festival and Canterbury Cathedral (14 Oct 17)

Huge display of different apple varieties
Canterbury Cathedral
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Huge display of different apple varieties
Canterbury Cathedral
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National Apple Festival and Canterbury Cathedral (14 Oct 17)

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Our first stop in Kent is Canterbury Cathedral which has been welcoming visitors since the days of medieval pilgrimage. Later on we take you to Brogdale to see an incredible display of many different apple varieties 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 at 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 Coach Pickup Times

  • 07:00 Bracknell - Coach bay opp. the Market Inn at the bus station.
  • 07:15 Wokingham - Broad Street Bus Stop Westbound
  • 07:30 Crowthorne - High Street bus stop outside HSBC
  • 07:35 Sandhurst - bus stop outside the library
  • 07:45 Camberley - Bus stop outside the Railway Station
  • 07:55 Frimley - Ye Olde White Hart
  • 08:00 Farnborough - Main Railway Station
  • 08:15 Aldershot - Princes Hall.