Offering more than just its stunning backdrop, this cosmopolitan city plays host to numerous festivals and events. Fabulous productions are staged at the Marlowe and Gulbenkian theatre, beautiful and fascinating art can be viewed at the Beaney Museum, Canterbury cricket ground and rugby club provides sport at the highest level.
Stunning shopping and a phenomenal and diverse choice of restaurants, bars, cafes and nightlife all add to the unique experience.
On Canterbury’s doorstep you can also find some of the most outstanding places of interest in Kent - Whitstable, Faversham, Herne Bay, Dover.
Discover Canterbury with us - it’s a gem.
Check out VisitCanterbury for things to see and do in the historic district.
"Enter Canterbury through the monumental 14th-century Westgate, England’s largest still-standing city gate. Structural highlights include gaps designed for aiming guns (rather than arrows) and “murder holes” (for dropping hot sand, boiling liquids and the like onto marauders). Atop it all is the best view in Canterbury. After your selfies, head downstairs to the incarceration-themed Pound, where the barman Adam MacLean will give you a Life Sentence..."
"Canterbury Cathedral is the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Cathedral is both a holy place and part of a World Heritage Site. It is the home of a community of people who seek to make the Cathedral a place of welcome, beauty and holiness. We hope you will be inspired to visit Canterbury and the Cathedral and we look forward to welcoming you."