Destination guide

Travel to historic Canterbury

Take a vacation to Canterbury and enjoy the area's cathedral, history and museums. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the art, monuments and cafés. Take in top local attractions like Canterbury Cathedral and St. Martin's Church. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Canterbury

Do you want to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Canterbury a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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)
Natural features

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 center:

  • 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)
How to get there

How to get to and around Canterbury

The nearest airport is in Manston (MSE-Kent Intl.), located 12.8 mi (20.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to London (SEN-Southend), which is 25.8 mi (41.5 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Canterbury West Station, Canterbury East Station and Canterbury Sturry Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Canterbury?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,183 vacation rentals near Canterbury. From 218 Cottages to 691 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Canterbury for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Canterbury?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Canterbury:

  • The King's Mile: 61 vacation rentals
  • Westbrook: 44 vacation rentals
  • Westcliff-on-Sea: 17 vacation rentals
  • Cliftonville: 41 vacation rentals
  • Old Town: 49 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Canterbury?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Canterbury. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Canterbury Cathedral: 1,258 vacation rentals
  • University of Kent: 1,261 vacation rentals
  • St. Augustine's Abbey: 1,253 vacation rentals
  • The Canterbury Tales: 1,264 vacation rentals
  • Westgate Gardens and Towers: 1,263 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Canterbury?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 218 Cottages in Canterbury. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Canterbury include:

  • Houses: 691 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 199 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 218 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Canterbury?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 71 vacation rentals with pool available in Canterbury. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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