Where to stay around Canterbury?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,045 holiday lettings near Canterbury. From 382 Cottages to 376 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 Cathedral: 1,124 holiday lettings
  • Canterbury Roman Museum: 1,127 holiday lettings
  • University of Kent: 1,117 holiday lettings
  • Weaver's House: 1,127 holiday lettings
  • Reculver Towers: 909 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 382 Cottages in Canterbury. Our other popular types of Canterbury holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 376 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 207 self catering accommodations
  • Barns: 21 self catering accommodations

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

Can I rent beach rentals in Canterbury?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 260 beach rentals in Canterbury. You have also many other possibilities in Canterbury area, including:

  • Waterfront rentals: 68 holiday rentals
  • Downtown rentals: 34 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Canterbury?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 34 holiday homes with pool available in Canterbury. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a Holiday Rental Apartment in Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable, England Your Home Away From Home

    If you are looking for a getaway that offers the chance to relax with the sounds of the sea, take in British history and culture or over-indulge in adrenalin-pumping activities, then a Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable holiday is perfect for you. A Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable holiday rental apartment will offer spectacular views of the sea and the rolling countryside as well as providing all of the comforts of home. The small towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay are perfect for those wishing to relax and indulge in a variety of outdoor pursuits. The city of Canterbury is steeped in history and is a great place to explore whatever your age.

    Things to Do in Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable, England

    A Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable holiday is bursting with things to do, both indoors and out. Both Herne Bay and Whitstable have their own wonderful beaches which are perfect for sunbathing or indulging in watersports such as water skiing, fishing, sailing, jet skiing, surfing and swimming. There are numerous other activities available in the area to make your holiday one to remember in the form of horse riding, rock climbing, tennis, golf, cycling, hiking, paragliding, paintball, quad biking and archery.

    The town of Herne Bay also has its own museum and art gallery. The museum features many exhibits including a prototype of the bouncing bomb that was used by The Dambusters as well as finds from a nearby Roman fort. The town of Whitstable also has its own museum and art gallery, which features a lot about the seafaring history of the coastal town and art reflecting the wildlife of the surrounding coastal area.

    The historic city of Canterbury is home to many attractions including the Canterbury Cathedral, The Roman Museum and St. Augustine's Abbey. One item that is a must-do in Canterbury is The Canterbury Tales, a step back in time to Medieval Britain. Visitors will enjoy the impressive reconstructions and finding out what life was really like at this time in British history.

    Places to Visit on Holiday in Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable, England

    If you can prise yourself away from the comforts of your Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable holiday rental apartment then you will find that there are many great things to see and do in the surrounding area. Approximately half an hour away from the area is the town of Sandwich, which is steeped in history and has a unique charm. The town is home to the Guildhall Museum, which incorporates the old court room of the old building and information relating to the past of the town. Also worth a visit in Sandwich is the Rare Species Conservation Centre. This attraction is very small but it is jam-packed with subtropical gardens and interesting animal species.

    Weather in Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable, England

    If you are considering having a Herne Bay & Whitstable holiday rental cottage then you will be pleased to hear that you can expect to experience warm summers and cool winters. The daytime temperature during the summer months averages at 20°C. The warmest months to have a Herne Bay & Whitstable holiday is usually July and August. Visitors can expect an average daytime temperature of 8°C during the winter months. The area experiences approximately 3 inches of rain per month during the wettest months which are October, November and December.

    Travel to Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable, England

    Travellers on a Herne Bay & Whitstable holiday can arrive at London Gatwick Airport (LGW) which is approximately 1 and a half hours away from the area. Airlines offering cheap travel from other parts of the UK include easyJet, British Airways, Air Southwest and Flybe. Passengers can depart from various UK airports such as Belfast (BFS), Glasgow (GLA), Leeds (LBA), Edinburgh (EDI) and Newcastle(NCL).

    Sightseeing in and around Canterbury

    Do you want to discover top things to see and do during your stay? 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 most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • 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)

    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 centre:

    • 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)