Destination guide

Travel to historic Canterbury

Take a vacation to Canterbury and enjoy the area's cathedral, history and museums. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the art, monuments and cafés. Take in top local attractions like Canterbury Cathedral and St. Martin's Church. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Canterbury

Do you want to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Canterbury a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Royal St George's Golf Club (12.8 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Dreamland (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
  • Howletts Wild Animal Park (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Whitstable and Seasalter Golf Club (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Boughton Golf Club (6.1 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Wingham Wildlife Park (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Canterbury

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Canterbury is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Westgate Gardens (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Mount Ephraim Gardens (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Whitstable Beach (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Tankerton Beach (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Herne Bay Central Beach (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Herne Bay East Beach (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
Transport

How to get to and around Canterbury

The nearest airport is in Manston (MSE-Kent Intl.), located 12.8 mi (20.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to London (SEN-Southend), which is 25.8 mi (41.5 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Canterbury West Station, Canterbury East Station and Canterbury Sturry Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Canterbury?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,098 holiday lettings near Canterbury. From 211 Cottages to 635 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Canterbury is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Canterbury?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Canterbury. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Canterbury Sturry Station: 1,128 holiday lettings
  • Canterbury Roman Museum: 1,182 holiday lettings
  • Gulbenkian Theatre: 1,184 holiday lettings
  • Westgate Gardens: 1,185 holiday lettings
  • The Canterbury Tales: 1,184 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Canterbury listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Canterbury?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 211 Cottages in Canterbury. Our other popular types of Canterbury holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 635 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 185 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 211 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Canterbury?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 64 holiday homes with pool available in Canterbury. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.