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Make a holiday apartment in Canterbury your home away from home

Canterbury is located in Kent, ‘The Garden of England’, and has a little bit of everything to offer tourists; from fascinating history and neat gardens, to fine dining and nightlife. Holiday apartments in Canterbury will suit those looking for a lively location with busy bars, but also people seeking a more serene affair with river walks, shopping, and a breathtaking cathedral. Canterbury is known the world over for its historical events, including the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket, which was possibly the most documented and shocking act in medieval Europe. HomeAway's range of Canterbury holiday apartments are varied and as such, can suit any budget. Some of the properties available in Canterbury have BBQs, washing facilities, Wi-Fi, DVD players, satellite TV, and swimming pools.

Things to do

-Historical attractions: The town’s history is best understood with a visit to Canterbury Cathedral. Here, guests will learn of Thomas Becket's murder: when Henry II was in reign he moved Thomas Becket from Chancellor to Archbishop of Canterbury, but in his new role, the Archbishop fought against the king for the rights of the church, leading to his exile. Upon his return to the city, Becket was murdered by four of the king’s men inside the door of the Cathedral. To mark the spot, there is now a bare stone alter and a cross-shaped dagger. Outside, visitors can wander along the cobbled streets, lined with buildings erected as early as the 15th century. The West Gate Towers are located at the bottom of the town and overlook the gardens; tourists can climb the towers quite easily for a tour.

-Shopping: The modern area of Whitefriars is home to many designer and high street stores, while in the back streets of Canterbury, there are quirky shops offering unique gifts, antiques, and traditional sweets. Canterbury really is a magnet for shoppers, and there are many links into the centre so tourists can easily travel to and from Canterbury holiday apartments.

-Entertainment: Restaurants and nightlife are not in short supply in Canterbury. There is every kind of cuisine to be enjoyed, whether sit-down meals in cosy River Stour restaurants are on the cards, or just a few bags of chips down at St. Margret’s street. In the evening drinks can be enjoyed in welcoming late-night bars and night clubs. If you a quieter evening is preferred, there are cafés which double up as wine bars, serving coffee and other beverages well into the early hours. Guests won’t need to worry about travelling home to Canterbury holiday cottages as there are plenty of taxi ranks in the city.

-Walking tours: Ghost Walks in Canterbury take place every Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Visitors can join in the 90-minute, award-winning tour which blends history with humour and haunting, to experience Canterbury in a spooky light and learn a little of its history too.

-Theatre: The Marlow Theatre in Canterbury has recently been re-vamped and remains host to some wonderful productions and concerts. After a show, visitors should walk along the river and through the cobbled back streets if their Canterbury holiday cottages are within walking distance.

Weather in Canterbury

Expect warm summers with long evenings and cold winters when visiting Canterbury. Temperatures can reach highs of 22°C in the summer and lows of just 4°C in the winter. Canterbury can be enjoyed all year round, of course, what with its colourful summer gardens and cosy fire-lit pubs in the winter time.

Travel to Canterbury

Canterbury is easily accessible by both road and rail, with two stations in the city centre. There is also a busy bus station offering coaches to and from various locations in England.

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                                                                                                      City of Canterbury Holiday Cottages & Homes (300+)

                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                      Clean, tidy and very well equipped.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      When we arrived and saw shop front we were a little bit apprehensive , but as soon as we went in it had the WOW factor. The apartment has been finished to high standards , and there are so many things that make it special. The location is brilliant just a street away to sea front and everything that you need else where. There are many places to visit near by, lovely coastal walks, places to eat etc. Whitstable has kept cosy and inviting and we will return there again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Location, location, location!!!

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      If a rural setting with 20 minutes from everywhere is your aim, then you can't beat this place. 3 miles from Canterbury with all its supermarkets, 1 mile from the pubs at Fordwich and 10 meters from a bunch of funny cows who wait patiently everyday for their feed. The house is on a working farm and in August the farmer tends to his duties from 7 to 7:30am and the cows give a right mooing when he's there but I had the bedroom nearest the cow stall and I wasn't disturbed by the goings on. The house is much better appointed than any of the photos show, which perhaps show a rustic feel but the house is nicely furnished with a simple quality which is in keeping with the farm environment. The kitchen is ideal and we had no issues cooking dinner for 8 people almost every night. I would go back in a heartbeat. Downsides? Really churlish to point any out. Intenet is slow in accordance with the country setting, so don't expect to watch streamed video. There were a few flies in the attic bedrooms but what else would you expect in the country. Rural == rural, so don't expect a swimming pool ;-) Plenty of things to do in East Kent and I would recommend Dover Castle, the beach at Deal, Howletts Safari Park and of course the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, but that's because I'm a rail nut :-)) Clare and her daughter are welcoming and helpful, so don't hestitate to post a questions to them upfront. Cakes on arrival :-)))
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017