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Canterbury, Kent is a vibrant University City with popular visitor attractions like Canterbury Cathedral and The Canterbury Tales. Accommodation in Canterbury is plentiful and the City promises to offer something for all ages.

Canterbury is located roughly 60 Miles from London and is not far from the beautiful coastal towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay. Canterbury has been a pilgrims destination for centuries and one of the most popular tourist attractions 'The Canterbury Tales' reflects this journey. Step back in time with 'The Merry Wives of Bath' or peruse the wide range of shops and boutiques that Canterbury has to offer. Whatever you are looking for Canterbury and the surrounding areas have it all, coastline, countryside and culture.

Canterbury has many different hotels and guest houses to suit all tastes and budgets.

Canterbury, Kent is a City that is best visited on foot.

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Founded in the 12th Century and is patroned by the Archbishop of Canterbury. For 800 years Eastbridge has provided shelter to pilgrims, soldiers and more. For the past 400 years it has provided a...
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The City of Canterbury is one of the most beautiful cities in Kent. It has a regal air to it and is still full of quirky and interesting little nooks to be explored by the visitor to Kent.
Canterbury Cathedral is most definitely an amazing architectural structure and it towers over the city. Canterbury Cathederal can be seen as you approach the City from the Main roads. The City Wall is still visible that was built in Roman times and improved by the Normans who added 6 gates and 21 or so watch towers.
Canterbury lies on the River Stour and you can take a boat trip leaving from Westgate Gardens.
The City of Canterbury retains a unique charm and the City Centre still has a large number of old and interesting buildings. A walk through the City is a pleasant experience and there is a lot of city centre accommodation, Canterbury Pubs, Canterbury Restaurants and Canterbury Hotels to choose from.

Kent Ideas brings you up to date information on Canterbury Hotels, Canterbury Restaurants and Tourist Attractions in this beautiful City

Canterbury is one of the most famous locations in Kent and is home the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral as well as the prestigious University of Kent, which is set in the hills above the City. Canterbury is full of History and you can't fail but notice the remains of the City wall that was originally built by the Romans and improved by the Normans. There were, in the Norman times, 6 gates to the City and 21 Watch Towers. The Dane John Gardens were formerlya burial mound and are now a tourist attraction for the City visitor to relax in.

The River Stour runs through the City of Canterbury and you can enjoy boat rides in 'Punts' through the winding river path. The rides start at the Westgate Tower, which itself is a tourist attraction in Canterbury. You can climb to the top of the Westgate Tower and take in the views of the city. The Westgate Tower was formerlly used as a prison.

In the church as St Dunstans there is a vault which contains the head of Sir Thomas More who was executed by King Henry VIII.

Canterbury is a maze of little streets wich some fabulous buildings. The City has in recent years been rennovated to create a shopping centre at one end of the High Street attracting visitors from Kent and beyond.

Canterbury can be reached by the M2 motorway and lies about 35 miles to the East of the County Town of Maidstone.