Canterbury

Travel Guide
Canterbury Cathedral showing a church or cathedral, a city and heritage architecture
The old English charm of this university city is evident in its cobblestone streets, glorious cathedrals, fairy tale attractions and many pubs.

Venture to the heart of Kent, between the countryside and the coast, and you’ll find the historical gem that is Canterbury. Explore fascinating traditions and religious landmarks, shop along the King’s Mile, enjoy family attractions or cruise along the river.

Start your day with breakfast at The Goods Shed. This permanent farmers market has an on-site restaurant that uses locally sourced produce.

Head to the three landmarks that preserve the long history of Christianity in England and together form a World Heritage Site. Delight in the soaring spires of the sixth-century Canterbury Cathedral and the humble ruins of St. Augustine’s Abbey. Make the short walk to St. Martin’s Church, England’s oldest operating parish. In the church’s cemetery, visit the grave of famed artist Thomas Sidney Cooper. Then, see his legacy in the Sidney Cooper gallery.

Explore the peaceful Westgate gardens and enjoy the views of the medieval Westgate Towers. Another medieval landmark is the Canterbury Castle, built by William the Conqueror.

Take the kids to The Canterbury Tales, an attraction that recreates medieval life by bringing to life five of Geoffrey Chaucer’s stories.

Nature lovers will like the Howletts Wild Animal Park with its herd of African elephants. Or, drive out to and hike around Ightham Mote, a historic countryside house with restaurant. At the end of the day, join the lively Canterbury pub scene and toast to this charming city.

Canterbury is 1 hour from London by train and about 75 minutes from Gatwick airport by car. The town has a pedestrian-friendly downtown that is also great for cycling. There is a good local bus system, and trains and buses from Canterbury also give easy access to France, due to their connections to the ferry in Dover and the Eurostar high-speed train.

Because it is so easy to visit and explore beautiful Canterbury, you’ll need a good excuse for not coming to see one of England’s favorite destinations!

Broome Park Hotel
Broome Park Hotel
Canterbury Road, Barham, Canterbury, England, CT4 6QX
The price is £72 per night from 11 Sep to 12 Sep
Stay at this golf hotel in Canterbury. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a golf course. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the property condition in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (370 reviews)
"Wonderful stay. Beautiful location."

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2022

Broome Park Hotel
Hampton by Hilton Canterbury
Hampton by Hilton Canterbury
3 out of 5
7 St. Margaret's Street, Canterbury, England, CT1 2TP
The price is £80 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Canterbury. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a 24-hour fitness centre. Popular attractions Canterbury Cathedral ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (280 reviews)
Fantastic stay
"Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Staff were helpful and welcoming from the word go. Room was big and well appointed with very comfy beds; have air conditioning was very welcome. There is a nice bar at the hotel too which was very welcome at the end of a busy day. Would not hesitate to recommend the ..."

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2022

Hampton by Hilton Canterbury
ABode Canterbury
ABode Canterbury
4 out of 5
30-33 High St, Canterbury, England, CT1 2RX
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £94 per night from 30 Aug to 31 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Canterbury. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (998 reviews)
"Excellent location, newly remodeled, friendly staff"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2022

ABode Canterbury
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Central Canterbury Apartment
Central Canterbury Apartment
3.5 out of 5
72 Union Street, Canterbury, England, CT1 1LP
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Canterbury. Enjoy free Internet, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions Canterbury Cathedral and St. Augustine's Abbey ...
3.2/5 (6 reviews)
Essex boy
"The appointment we stayed in was ok and close to town centre"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2022

Central Canterbury Apartment
Luxury High Street Apartment
Luxury High Street Apartment
3.5 out of 5
16-17 High Street, Canterbury, England, CT1 2JE
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Canterbury. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and billiards or a pool table. Popular attractions Canterbury Cathedral and Royal ...
2/5 (2 reviews)
"This had been advertised as having free on site parking however this was not true. As noted in a previous review (from July 2021), the shower was not working and was running much too hot. Attempts were made to contact owner by email and phone but there was no response. The apartment was dirty and ..."

Reviewed on 31 May 2022

Luxury High Street Apartment
Hawthorn Farm Cottages
Hawthorn Farm Cottages
3.5 out of 5
Corner Drove, Ware, Ash, Canterbury, England, CT3 2LU
Stay at this 3.5-star cottage in Canterbury. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Wingham Wildlife Park and Secret Gardens ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (9 reviews)
Great place to stay in the heart of the country
"We had all we needed and more at Hawthorne farm apart from towels which we were asked to bring. The beds were very comfortable. We loved being in the heart of the country but if you had a bad sense of direction you might need to use satnav. The owner was extremely helpful."

Reviewed on 27 Jun 2021

Hawthorn Farm Cottages
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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