Destination guide

Travel to historical Canterbury

The area's history and museums are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Canterbury. This city is well-known for its shopping and parks. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Canterbury

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Canterbury a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mohegan Sun Country Club At Pautipaug (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Brooklyn Country Club (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Sharpe Hill Vineyard (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Old Furnace State Park (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Dalice Elizabeth Winery (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Preston Ridge Vineyard (12.4 mi / 19.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Canterbury

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Canterbury is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hopeville Pond State Park (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Old Furnace State Park (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Davis Park (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Mohegan Park and Memorial Rose Garden (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)
  • Nathaniel Lyon Memorial Park (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Preston Highway Park (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Canterbury

The nearest airport is in New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London), located 25.4 mi (40.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Westerly, RI (WST-Westerly State), which is 26 mi (41.9 km) away.

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:

  • Prudence Crandall Museum: 78 holiday lettings
  • Roseland Cottage: 54 holiday lettings
  • United States Coast Guard Academy: 650 holiday lettings
  • Tinkerville Brook Reserve: 49 holiday lettings
  • Arcadia Wildlife Management Area: 1,145 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 Houses in Canterbury?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 11 Houses in Canterbury. Our other popular types of Canterbury holiday rentals include:

  • Caravans: 2 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Canterbury?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3 holiday homes with pool available in Canterbury. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.