A guide to Canterbury | Local area guide for Canterbury

Local area guide- Canterbury

Kent’s historic city of Canterbury is a must-see for those looking to live in the lap of luxury with plenty going on around them. In 2021, the public voted this place as one of their favourites in Kent, so if you’re thinking about moving there too then don’t hesitate!

The streets are filled with shops selling authentic English goods at markets where you can listen to folk music playing from street entertainers while enjoying your lunch on a sunny day near one of many ponds located throughout this wonderful city!

Things to do

Tours

Canterbury hosts an incredible number of tours for the public. If you enjoy a scary story, the ghost tour is the perfect choice for you, but if you’re more interested in the history behind the city, why not try the guided walking tour. 

Shopping

With a range of shops to visit, Canterbury is the go-to place for many. 

If you’re looking for something different, why not visit Siesta– a quirky independent store that sells ethically sourced global clothing, musical instruments and gifts, or perhaps Wrapped! Where you can buy small gifts and trinkets.

Local attraction;

Cathedral

Canterbury is a picturesque city that has been home to the most popular landmark in England, The Canterbury Cathedral. As home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Canterbury attracts history lovers from all over the world.

Punting tours

If relaxed site seeing is more your vibe, why not try one of Canterbury’s punting tours. 

The Marlowe Theatre

Everyone knows that the Marlowe Theatre is the place to go for some high quality entertainment. With an annual Christmas pantomime and regular shows from renowned comedians, international dancers and professional actors, there is always something to watch. This makes for the perfect day out for all ages.

Hotels

If a day trip isn’t enough, why not book yourself into one of Canterbury’s revered hotels.

The Abode – Modern European cuisine using the best regional produce

The Black Pig– A quintessentially English country pub.

Places to eat

After you’ve filled your day with activities you’ll be wanting to sit down and eat. Canterbury has some of the best restaurants and cafes in Kent. Here are some that we recommend;

Tiny Tims Tea Room – The perfect Cream Teas and Scones

Korean Cowgirl –   Subtlety-spiced oriental cuisine

Cafe Des Amis – A Trip Advisor’s Travellers Choice, that serves modern Mexican cuisine

Citi Terrace – A trendy bar and restaurant if you’re looking for some atmosphere

Transport

If travel is an issue, Canterbury offers a range of travel options. With a large bus station, able to take you to nearest towns, you may consider using public transport as parking is pricey!

Alternatively if you would prefer to take a train, there are two stations to choose from; Canterbury East and Canterbury West. 

Why is Canterbury a great place to live?

It’s easy to see why so many people find the bustling atmosphere of Canterbury appealing. With schools ranging from nursery through higher education, it is a great place for everyone- there are plenty of reasons why this could be your home too! The sense of community is heightened through the town markets and local events, making it a popular tourist destination all year round, contributing to the lively atmosphere. The city’s location is perfect for exploring Kent, being not far from hubs such as Ashford and Dover. If you enjoy the culture of a city but would prefer a more homely feel, Canterbury could be a perfect choice. 

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