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Pride Canterbury

Welcome To Canterbury

There is nowhere quite like Canterbury. Our medieval walled city has been hosting visitors for more than 1,000 years, so a warm welcome for any 'pilgrim' is guaranteed.

This winter, wind your way around our cobbled streets and historic sights, shop at a huge mix of independent and high street retailers, and relax in award-winning restaurants, breweries and cosy cafés. We're just under 1 hour’s train journey from London with Southeastern trains, and moments away from the stunning Kentish countryside - perfect for this winter walks to blow away the cobwebs. 

The coastal towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay are on our doorstep offering sweeping sea views and quintessential sea-side town charm. 

If you're looking at a great winter escape in a medieval yet modern destination with beautiful museums, outstanding shopping, great food and drink, and a mix of city coast and countryside...then Canterbury is waiting for you.

We can't wait to show you around.

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Getting to and around Canterbury couldn't be easier. 

Just under 1 hour from central London by direct high speed Southeastern train services, with two train stations serving the rest of Kent and the south east region. 

The M2 motorway allows a quick journey from London or the Port of Dover, and there are ample bus and coach services to the coast and countryside every day. 

You can even walk or cycle through idyllic Kentish countryside to Canterbury as thousands of pilgrims from across Europe have done for thousands of years. 

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