Holidays in Canterbury Kent
Holiday Guide to Places to Stay & Things To Do in Canterbury
& Whitstable and Herne Bay on The north Kent Coast

For a holiday, short break or day visit Canterbury & Whitstable and Herne Bay on The north Kent Coast in Kent has plenty to offer the visitor. You'll be spoilt for choice for attractions, activities and other things to do in and around this lovely visitor destination. Canterbury and the surrounding area boasts a superb selection of hotels, Guest Houses for Bed and Breakfast, holiday parks and camp sites. You will also find plenty of self catering holiday cottages and apartments in and in the surrounding area of Kent. To help plan your visit we also feature listings of things to do, restaurants and pubs in Canterbury. To view the accommodation and other directories we offer just select from one of the links below. If you are planning on touring the area around Canterbury take a look at the Kent page where you will find more details of nearby places you may choose to visit on your holiday.

Canterbury ...

Being located on the route from London to Dover meant Canterbury became an important Roman town even before the arrival of St Augustine in 597, who was sent by the pope to convert the Anglo Saxons to Christianity. Today it still retains some of its medieval character with long stretches of 13th & 14th century town walls and lofty overhanging houses.

Canterbury Cathedral - the spiritual home of the church of England contains some of the country's finest medieval stained glass along with many examples of medieval architecture. It's also home to the 'Site of the Shrine of St Thomas a Becket ', the Archbishop of Canterbury who was murdered there in 1170.

Today Canterbury is a colourful and varied city and offers something for everyone, with its mixture of architecture, history, arts and culture, museums, visitor attractions and wide ranging shops. You'll find plenty of quality hotels, B and B's, Guest Houses and self catering cottages in Canterbury.

Whitstable - lies just 7 miles from Canterbury and is a popular harbour town. It's known as the 'Pearl of Kent' and is famous for its oysters & seafood. It is also steeped in maritime history and has winding lanes with eccentric names - 'Squeeze Gut Alley'! Present day events include: the International Waterski Championship, Thames Barge Regatta and the Whitstable Oyster Festival.
Herne Bay - A friendly seaside town just 8 miles north of Canterbury, is popular for its safe beaches, good sailing waters, fishing and its colourful two-week Herne Bay Festival in August. Reculver just a few miles away was the site of a Roman fort, mentioned in the Domesday Book, now Reculver Country Park is a renowned bird watching spot.

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Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral

Vaulted Cathedral Ceiling Canterbury Cathedral
Vaulted Cathedral Ceiling

Medieval Buildings Canterbury
Medieval Buildings Canterbury

Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral

Field of Poppies Near Canterbury
Field of Poppies Near Canterbury

We hope that you will find our guide useful in planning your short break or holiday in Canterbury, & Whitstable and Herne Bay on The north Kent Coast Kent. If you are not able to find the type of accomodation that suites you try visiting the Kent holiday guide. Here you will find links to the visitor guides of other places in the area where you will also find plenty of accommodation and activity information.

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