Canterbury Vacation Packages

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!

Accommodation in Canterbury

A nice place to stay goes a long way towards care-free vacations. You can check out some of the most popular places to stay in Canterbury through Expedia's easy-to-use Canterbury hotels guide.

Visitors interested in hotels and apartments at the upper-end of the scale are sure to be delighted, Canterbury features a number of great stays, such as the ABode Canterbury, at 30-33 High St, and the Castle House, at 28 Castle Street. In a similar upmarket price bracket, you can also check out the Sun Hotel and the Broome Park Golf Club by Diamond Resorts. The Sun Hotel is at Sun Street, while the Broome Park Golf Club by Diamond Resorts is situated at Canterbury Road.

Canterbury Cathedral is an important attraction to visitors to Canterbury and staying nearby is a good way to ensure you get the chance to fully appreciate it. the ABode Canterbury can be found only 0.20314057392734094 away. Also nearby is the Castle House.

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