Nord Pas-de-Calais Attractions

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Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury

one of England's oldest Christian structures
Founded in AD597 this highly impressive Cathedral was the site of Archbishop Thomas Becket's martyrdom, his shrine became one of the most visited by pilgrims in the middle ages.

Delville Wood

Longueval

Howletts Wild Animal Park

Bekesbourne

large collection of western lowland gorillas
Multi award-winning Howletts is home to gorillas, African elephants, lions, tigers, giant anteaters, monkeys & many more. It offers an exciting & educational experience. Full calendar of events & activities, restaurant & gift shop.

Klein Begijnhof

Gent

The smaller Béguinage (Klein Begijnhof van Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Hoyen) in Violettenstraat in the southeast part of the city dates back to 1234, when it was founded by Johanna of Constantinople and her sister Maria. The present day site with its cottages around a large tree-lined lawn has remained unchanged since the 17th C.

Leeds Castle

Leeds

900 years of history of captivating history
Norman fortress which was residence to six of England's medieval queens & a palace to Henry VIII. Home to a fine collection of historical furnishings, paintings & tapestries. Stunning park & gardens, events & year round attractions.

Newfoundland Park

Beaumont-Hamel

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park

Lympne

there's an animal for everyone at Port Lympne
One of the UK's largest wild animal parks commited to conservation and a world leader in breeding rare and endangered species. Calendar of events, activities and animal experiences and encounters.

Saint Joseph Village

Guînes

recreation of early 20th century village
just 10kms from Calais - open air museum - eclectic collections of tools and artefacts - two thirds size windmills, shops and garage - museum shop - cafe - open daily April to October with limited opening in other months

The Canterbury Tales

Canterbury

famous tales of medieval misadventures
Situated in a disused church, this is a dramatisation of 14th century English life. Follow the colourful characters of England's finest poet, Geoffrey Chaucer.

Thiépval Memorial

Thiépval

memorial to 73,000 with no known grave
designed by Lutyens - imposing structure, dominating surrounding area - interesting visitor centre with cinema - bookshop - open daily 10:00 to 18:00 - closed over Christmas and New Year
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