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Tel code: 01227 | code search
Postcode: CT1 | code search
Population: 45000
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Food Legends:
Kentish Huffkin
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Folk Customs:
Admiralty of the Medway
Biddenden Dole
Blessing the Sea and Diving for the Cross
Canterburys Hop Hoodening
Rochester Sweeps' Festival
St Bartholomew's Day Bun Race
The Offham Quintain

Canterbury Events

February
Creative Art Activities

June
Canterbury Carnival
Canterbury Folk Festival
University of Kent Artsfest

July
Goodnestone Village Fete
Kent Beer Festival

August
Archery School
Knight School

September
Hop Hoodening

October
Canterbury Festival
Terrible Tales!

November
Canterbury Eurofair
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Canterbury is an enticing Cathedral City with a rich history in the County Of Kent, home to over 42 thousand people. It's set on the River Stour which flows through it's heart, where narrow winding cobbled streets are lined with houses from many centuries, and ancient Roman City Walls. Medieval Canterbury was the most important and busiest Pilgrimage site which has continued for centuries, after the brutal and bloody murder of Thomas a Becket in 1170. The majestic Cathedral commands the skyline, complete with the longest nave in Europe and was declared by Unesco a World Heritage Site. Gothic towers, memorable arches, and gem coloured stained glass windows are breath stealing. St Augustine's Abbey was built after he had successfully persuaded King Ethelbert of Kent to convert to Christianity in 597, both Ethelbert and his wife were buried there, today a chance the explore the site and browse round the Museum should be taken. The Canterbury Museum has treasure upon treasure to discover from Romans, Rupert Bear, and the Blitz, and certainly the fabulous 14th Century Westgate Towers should feature highly on everyone's list. Canterbury is also blessed with the oldest Saxon church in England which is dedicated to St Martin where time reverses in a flash, history oozes from every corner, William the Conqueror built a castle here, and although in ruins today it's worth the time to explore, King John was crowned here, and Chaucer immortalised Canterbury when he wrote his world famous Canterbury Tales. There is of course other treasures to uncover whether it's sailing up the river past the Old Weavers House and Medieval Ducking Stool, the colourful market, tempting shops in the White Friars Shopping Centre, or for uncovering that special something it has to be the antiques and collectables on offer, Romans, Saxon Kings, Norman Conquerors and Pilgrims have all been here, who will be next...

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Attraction

Badger's Hill Farm & Cidery
Barnsole Vineyard
Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
Canterbury Audio Tours
Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Roman Museum
Canterbury Royal Museum, Art Gallery & Buffs Regimental Museum
Canterbury Tales
Canterbury West Gate Towers
Chillenden Mill
Druidstone Park
Eastbridge Hospital
Elham Valley Arts
Elham Valley Vineyards
Goodnestone Park Gardens

Grove Ferry River Trips
Howletts Wild Animal Park
Museum of Canterbury with Rupert Bear Museum
Planet Lazer
St Augustine's Abbey
St Martins Church
Stelling Minnis Windmill
Wingham Wildlife Park

Budget

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge *book online*
Innkeeper's Lodge Canterbury *book online*
Kipps Hostel *book online*
Tyler Court *book online*

Camping

Canterbury Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Yew Tree Park

Care Home

Highview Oast Care Home

Cinema

Odeon Canterbury

Classes

Yoga - yogasoo

Club

Chicago Rock Cafe

Conference Centre

University of Kent, Conference Office

Council

Canterbury City Council

Doctor

Aylesham Health Centre
Canterbury Health Centre
Dr Richardson M H & Partners
Northgate Medical Practice
Sturry Surgery

Estate Agent

Kent Estate Agencies

Golf Club

Canterbury Golf Club

Hostel

Kipps Hostel
YHA Canterbury

Inn

Abbots Fireside
Evenhill
Falstaff Hotel
Grove Ferry
Kings Head Inn
Millers Arms Inn
Sun Hotel
The Tuns at Staple House
Victoria Hotel
Woolpack Inn

Market

Canterbury Boot Fair

Canterbury Market
Green Shoots Market

Performing Arts

Canterbury Choral Society
Canterbury Orchestra
Gulbenkian Theatre
Kent Youth Theatre & Agency
Marlowe Theatre
Woodman School Of Dancing

Pub and Bar

Bell & Crown Inn
Bishop's Finger
Canterbury Tales
Cricketers (The)
Dog & Bear
Dove (The)
Duck Inn
Eight Bells
Gentil Knyght
Hob Goblin
Imperial
King William IV

Millers Arms
Old Brewery Tavern
Old Coach & Horses
Phoenix
Red Lion
Swan Inn
Tally Ho
The Tuns at Staple House
Unicorn Inn
White Hart
White Horse Inn

Restaurant

Bishop's Finger
Cafe des Amis
Cafe Mauresque
Chaucer Hotel
County Hotel
Deeson's British Restaurant
Dog & Bear
Dove (The)
Duck Inn

Grove Ferry
Ha! Ha! Bar and Canteen
Millers Arms
Old Brewery Tavern
Old Coach & Horses
Red Lion
royal inn chinese restaurant
Sully's
Swan Inn
The Tuns at Staple House
White Horse Inn

School

Junior King's School
Kent College
Kent College Infant & Junior School
Kent Youth Theatre & Agency
King's School
Saint Edmund's Junior School
Saint Edmund's School
Woodman School Of Dancing

Self-Catering

Knowlton Court

Solicitor

Gardner Croft
James & Beckett
Robinsons
The Law Practice

Taxi

Andycabs Taxis
Aristocars
Cabco Cars
Canterbury Cars
Canterbury Mini Bus Hire
Cathederal Cars
City Cars
Lynx Taxis
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Theatre

Gulbenkian Theatre
Marlowe Theatre

Vet

Maison Dieu

Sports Clubs

Barham TC (Tennis)
Bridge TC (Tennis)
Canterbury Harriers (Athletics)
Canterbury Hockey Club (Men's Hockey)

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Canterbury Hockey Club (Women's Hockey)
Canterbury Judokwai (Martial Arts)
Canterbury LTC (Tennis)
Kent County Cricket Club (Cricket)
Littlebourne CC (Cricket)
Nonington CC (Cricket)
Redoubt Sailing Club (Sailing)
St Lawrence CC (Cricket)
Tyler Hill (Amateur Football)
University of Kent (Amateur Football)
Wingham CC (Cricket)
Wootton & Denton CC (Cricket)

Shops

Debenhams
Methvens Booksellers PLC
Jones the Bootmaker
Jones the Bootmaker
Marlowe Florists
Boots
Blean Farm Shop
Yew Tree Farm

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Early Learning Centre
Rymans
Lawrie Wakeham
Wyevale Garden Centre
Preston Nursery
Blakeney House Nurseries
Pets At Home Ltd
Canterbury Wholefoods
The Goods Shed
Organic Health
Perry Court Farm Shop
Ripple Farm
Stone Farm Nursery
Wingham Country Market
Whittard of Chelsea
Computer Corner
Dorothy Perkins
Field & Trek
David Grimes
Jack And Jills
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Armelle's
Evans
Waterstones
Siesta
J D Sports
Staples
Carphone Warehouse
Halfords
BodyShop
Hotel Chocolat
Beales
Nevill Gallery
Castle Arts
Richard Parkinson
Kings Gallery
Neville Pundole
PC World
Paws and Tiaras Mobile Pet Grooming
Holland and Barratt
Lavenderworks
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Babylove
Brockman AG & Co
Jubilee Farm
Amery Court Farm
Nash Nursery Ltd
H Samuel
Richard Parkinson
Mothercare
Gamestation
Superdrug
Game
B&Q
Goldsmiths
Dreams
Sussex Stationers
Crabtree and Evelyn
Phase Eight
J J B Sports
Gardeners Paradise Garden Centre
Blakes Hair & Beauty
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Arterworks
RCL Supplies
River Island
Topman
Topshop
BHS
Office
Memories Florist Canterbury

Antiques

Coach House Antiques
City Pride Antiques
Canterbury Antiques
Burgate Antiques

Activities

Ministry of Paintball(Adventure)
Robin Hood Events(Archery)
Canterbury Punting Company(Boat Trips and Cruises)
Bursted Manor Riding Centre(Riding)
Greenfields Shooting Grounds(Shooting)

Places to Stay near Canterbury

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Castle House Hotel (0.14 miles)

Castle House Hotel
The Castle House is an architectural gem; built in the 1730s yet incorporating part of the Norman city walls; the Roman Worthgate; and the only remaining section of the original town moat.Here; surrounded by Georgian ... More | visit website
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Peregrine House (0.17 miles)

Peregrine House
Nestled in the heart of Canterbury, you will find this, very peaceful, four star, Georgian guesthouse. Peregrine House has recently been refurbished to a very high standard. Every room is Ensuite and tastefully finished ... More | visit website
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The Coach House (0.20 miles)

The Coach House Hotel is situated in Canterbury city centre on Watling Street, lined by Georgian and Tudor buildings and with the picturesque and historic Dane John gardens opposite. The hotel is, as the name suggests, ... More | visit website
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ABode Canterbury (0.21 miles)

ABode Canterbury

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ABode Canterbury is situated within the ancient city walls, only minutes away from the stunning Canterbury Cathedral. Boutique shops, historic sites and traditional architecture make the city the perfect place ... More

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Sun Hotel (0.30 miles)

Sun Hotel
The Sun Hotel is located just a few steps from Canterbury Cathedral in a cobbled street, this 15th century hotel is steeped in history, with former guests including Charles Dickens.

Extensively refurbishment in ... More | visit website
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Pilgrims Hotel (0.35 miles)

Pilgrims Hotel

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The Pilgrims Hotel is ideal for your stay in Canterbury City Centre. Situated within the Roman city walls, this lovely family run hotel offers a warm welcome to all our ... More

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Falstaff Hotel (0.35 miles)

Falstaff Hotel

A traditional 15th century coaching inn, The Falstaff Hotel is steeped in history yet offers you modern comfortable accommodation and free parking. Located steps away from the Westgate Tower, the hotel provides easy access to ... More | visit website

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Cathedral Gate (0.36 miles)

Cathedral Gate
In the heart of Canterbury, set in an historical 1438 building, is the Cathedral Gate Hotel. Rooms have modern amenities and some offer spectacular views of the Cathedral. Steeped in history, the Cathedral Gate’s medieval ... More | visit website
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House of Agnes (0.36 miles)

House of Agnes

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The House of Agnes dates back to the 13th century and was referred to by name in Charles Dickens' novel 'David Copperfield'. Centrally located, only 200m from Canterbury West train station ... More

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The White House (0.38 miles)

With seven en suite bedrooms, the White House guest house offers a convenient base for exploring the cathedral city of Canterbury and surrounding countryside. The White House features individual interior designed bedrooms and ... More | visit website

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Henry VIII ex-communicated - 1538, 1st Bowler Hats go on sale - 1849, The Wright Brothers take Flight - 1903, Mary Bell found Guilty - 1968, IRA bomb Harrods - 1983, Work begins on the Channel Tunnel - 1988, Ian Huntly found Guilty of Soham Murders - 2003
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