Canterbury’s history as a medieval pilgrimage site is clear to see from its Norman town walls, winding streets and world-famous Cathedral, which together with the newly built Marlowe theatre dominates the Canterbury skyline. The Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s church make up a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city centre has a variety of cafés, pubs and restaurants, all within easy walking distance.
Travelling to Canterbury:
Canterbury is within easy reach of London and mainland Europe.
By car: Canterbury is 56 miles from London via the M2/A2.
By train: Canterbury West is connected by high-speed train to London St Pancras (journey time is just under an hour).Regular trains also run to London Victoria, Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge (journey time is around 90 minutes).
From across the channel: You can travel from Paris or Brussels to Ashford or Ebbsfleet International in under two hours with the Eurostar. Trains from Ashford international take 15-20 minutes to Canterbury West. The Channel ports are less than 20 miles away, and the Channel Tunnel terminal at Folkestone is a 30 minute drive away.