Renowned for its vibrant and friendly atmosphere, Canterbury combines an exciting contemporary buzz with years of tradition and history. 

In fact, this international destination has been a centre of learning since St Augustine established his first Cathedral and Abbey here around AD600. Now Canterbury, a World Heritage site, is home to three universities, a renowned Cathedral, as well as a host of shops, bars and restaurants.

Wherever you’re from you can look forward to enjoying all it has to offer, with confidence.

A Little Bit of History

Canterbury is a beautiful cathedral city nestled in Kent which is fondly known as the ‘Garden of England’.  The ancient city wall, originally built by the Romans, encircles the medieval town centre which boasts cobbled streets and timber-framed houses with an abundance of shops and restaurants to suit everyone’s needs. Canterbury Cathedral, founded 597 A.D., is the headquarters of the Church of England and Anglican Communion and is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Canterbury features many other great tourist attractions like the Canterbury Tales, Historic River Tours and St Augustine’s Abbey. Please see below for further things to do whilst staying here.

Things to do

Canterbury is a diverse and beautiful city – a World Heritage site, a centre for the arts and a great destination for shopping and socialising. Canterbury’s location means that London and Europe are within easy reach, and a visit to the coast is just a short drive away. Every year it plays host to a number of festivals and the bars, clubs and restaurants are popular all year round. Places you can visit in Canterbury include:

Canterbury Cathedral

Sidney Cooper Gallery

Marlowe Theatre

Whitefriars Shopping Centre

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