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Tourist Information Centres

Canterbury Visitor Centre
The Beaney Art Museum and Library
18 High Street
Canterbury CT1 2RA
Tel: +44(0)1227 378100

Press Contact

Judy Kneale
Visit Canterbury
Canterbury City Council
Military Road
Canterbury CT1 1YW

Tel: +44(0) 1227 862583


Canterbury possesses a captivating mixture of history, culture and architecture. Its skyline is dominated by the stunning cathedral, a World Heritage site. Although steeped in tradition, the old mix with the new, with traffic-free, cobbled streets providing a relaxed and enjoyable ambience and offering a variety of cafes, pubs, restaurants and other attractions to keep you satisfied.

Near to Canterbury are the seaside towns of Herne Bay and Whitstable offering family-friendly beaches. Canterbury has the perfect blend of city, coast and countryside, ensuring that however varied your interests are you will be spoilt for choice.

What's on Offer


Explore Canterbury on foot or enjoy a boat trip along the river Stour; then relax in one of the gardens situated within the city walls. Canterbury is surrounded by beautiful countryside with walks and cycle paths through ancient woodland and meandering rivers.

Places to Visit

From historic buildings to wildlife parks and tranquil stately gardens to action-packed seaside fun. The choice is endless; go to www.canterbury.co.uk to find out more


Canterbury district is home to an array of events and shows throughout the year. Canterbury Festival is Kent’s International Arts Festival featuring top international names in live music, theatre, comedy, dance, literature, visual arts and events.
In October 2011 the Marlowe Theatre reopened its doors to the public after a £25 million refurbishment.


Whitefriars shopping centre in the centre of Canterbury offers the latest fashions and big-brand designs. But Canterbury – like Whitstable and Herne Bay – is also home to a delightful range of independent retailers who sell the unique and inspiring.
In Whitstable shoppers can delight in the town's bohemian charm particularly in Harbour Street where there are independent art galleries, boutiques, gift shops and plenty of family-owned businesses with individual style.

Eating Out

Whether you want a Michelin star gourmet meal, a romantic meal for two or traditional fish and chips, there is a venue to suit all tastes. Or relax in one of our numerous cafés or tea shops serving home baked food and a cup of English tea.

Recreation & Sport

Water sports, golf, walking and cycling, sports centres, bowling and much more. Canterbury is also home to Kent County Cricket Ground.

Conference & Business Facilities

Canterbury also offers a variety of purpose-built meeting and conference venues, quality hotels, museum and university venues; visit www.conferencecanterbury.co.uk


A wide range of quality assessed hotels, B&B’s, self catering cottages and camping and caravanning sites to suit all tastes and budgets.

Getting There


Excellent road links provide easy access from and to London.


Canterbury has two mainline stations and the HS1 Rail Link provides a journey time from London of approximately 59 minutes.


The ferry port of Dover and Eurotunnel terminal in Folkestone are less than 20 miles from Canterbury.


London airports are all approximately under two hours drive from Canterbury.