Calling all seaside seekers, history hunters and weekend escapers!
Experience Canterbury’s history and heritage, see our stunning architecture and world famous buildings. Enjoy a day out in Canterbury UK and visit the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral, have a relaxing short break or longer fun-filled family holiday at the seaside in Herne Bay or Whitstable. Canterbury tourism has the perfect blend of city, coast and countryside, ensuring that however varied your interests are you will be spoilt for choice. Come and enjoy our beautiful coastline and countryside and our breathtaking heritage and culture. After all, Canterbury is simply inspirational.
You can book accommodation, find out about upcoming events, choose somewhere to eat and discover our fantastic range of attractions and things to do, all here in one place.
Explore the district
Once one of medieval Europe's great places of pilgrimages, explore the cobbled streets, World Heritage Sites and hidden gems of this world-famous cathedral cityExplore Canterbury
Rich maritime history awaits you in bohemian Whitstable. Indulge in fresh seafood, visit the working harbour or explore the independent shopsExplore Whitstable
When the weather is fine, there's no better time to soak up the sun on one of Herne Bay's award-winning beaches or just take a stroll through its charming streetsExplore Herne Bay
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Westgate Towers Museum and Battlements Viewpoint
Originally built during the One Hundred Years’ War to defend Canterbury from foreign incursion. Welcome to the story of England’s largest surviving medieval gateway with spectacular views of the city of Canterbury from the battlements viewpoint.
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Barnsole Vineyard - the English wine experience
Barnsole is a seven acre boutique vineyard and winery set in a picturesque village. Treat yourself to a guided tour and sample their award winning estate grown and bottled English wines.
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Cookery master class with Dev Biswal
Spend a day discovering new flavours, textures and ingredients with Dev. Learn how to create delicious Ambrette dishes.
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Walk Awhile Holidays
Long distance walking holidays and hiking tours along the Pilgrims' Way and the Kent Downs - an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) . Walks include discover rural Kent, Winchester to Canterbury and the England Coastal Path. Where will you go next?
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Go on a guided tour, hire a canoe, or learn to paddle with this 5* rated local canoe company. A perfect way to see the countryside on Canterbury's doorstep. Don't miss the Grove Ferry Inn, conveniently located at the end of the route!
Read our reviews in the news
The Pig at Bridge Place review: Rustic luxury with a touch of rock'n'roll in the Canterbury countryside
A new Pig Hotel has been added to the litter, and less than an hour from London, it’s a modern-classic rural retreat says the Evening Standard InsiderExplore
Whitstable and Herne Bay in the top 50 Best Seaside Towns for families
Based on family attractions, blue flags, hottest temperatures, fewest rainy days and more...Explore
Sacred Mysteries: The very first picture of Canterbury pilgrims
A remarkable discovery about pilgrims to the shrine of St Thomas at Canterbury has been made, hiding in plain sight...Explore
The return of the pilgrimage: walking from Canterbury to Rome
The Via Francigena and Spain’s Camino are attracting growing numbers of modern pilgrims, says Spectator LifeExplore
We're in the top 24 restaurants for vegetarians in the UK!
Canterbury's Cafe Mauresque and The Wallflower Cafe in Herne Bay have made the Telegraph's top 24 restaurants for vegetarians in the UKExplore
Spend the Weekend in… Kent
See what Spectator Life says about visiting Canterbury and Whitstable when spending a weekend in the garden of England...Explore
Whitstable and Canterbury - the best day trips from London
Looking to get out of London for a few hours? Here’s Time Out's definitive list of best day trips from London!Explore
A good walk: Faversham to Whitstable
Faversham to Whitstable, Whitstable to Faversham whichever way round you do it, it's an amazing walk! Find out what The Times and The Sunday Times had to say about it...Explore
Whitstable - worth dropping everything for
Time Out London ranks Whitstable as one of the top three best road trips...Explore
Bleans Woods one of the top five romantic walks in Kent
Enjoy peaceful trails amid ancient woodland. Keep eyes and ears alert for Nightingales, Goldcrests, Sparrowhawks, Treecreepers, Nightjars and Long-tailed Tits.Explore
Artisan spirits are booming!
Discover the story behind Canterbury Gin from small artisan producer Canterbury Brewers and Distillers...Explore
Best hotels in Canterbury
The best hotels in Canterbury, chosen by The Telegraph expert, including luxury hotels, boutique hotels, budget hotels and Canterbury hotel deals.Explore
Discover the quirky part of Canterbury
Discover the hidden gem that is St Dunstans, home to some of the best places to eat and drink in CanterburyExplore
Veer off the beaten path and enjoy charming Canterbury
Canterbury gets a nice shout out in USA Today 10 Best's article encouraging people to veer off the beaten path in LondonExplore
Whitstable in Kent is an oyster lover's woodstock
Whitstable transports oyster lovers to what must be the closest thing to bivalve heaven says the Forbes' Gretchen Kelly .Explore
Britain at its best: Praise the Lord for Canterbury, a divine cathedral city
The Daily Mail's Clive Aslett took the high speed train to Canterbury West to savour the delights on offer.Explore
Where to find the healthiest high street in England
Thinking about visiting Canterbury? Read what Telegraph Travel's Tom Ough had to say about his recent visit to the healthiest high street in England...Explore
My coast: Sandi Toksvig
Danish-British writer, presenter and comedian sandi Toksvig reflects on the unique charm of the north Kent coast and why sea swimming feels so good.Explore
David Essex: Why Whitstable is Britain's greatest seaside town
"Kent has a special place in my heart" says David Essex © Telegraph Media Group Limited 2017Explore
A city with a tale: 17 things to do in Canterbury
Whether you're here for the day, or a long weekend - here's where you can visit, eat and busy yourself while you're there. Courtesy of Lastminute.comExplore
The New York Times: 36 hours in Canterbury, England
"This small city of prayer, stone and stories calls to travelers like a miniature Rome" says Mark Vanhoenacker in The New York TimesExplore
Ideas and inspiration for things to do
Discover Greenwich, Canterbury and Cambridge
Medieval travellers and story tellers, the discovery of gravity itself and the home of time – two Millennia of history within two hours of London.Find out more about Discover Greenwich, Canterbury and Cambridge
Take a tour
Get an insider's view from the streets or waterways with these local tour guidesFind out more about Take a tour
Walking & cycling trips
We have stunning countryside and coastal trails for walkers and cyclistsFind out more about Walking & cycling trips
FInd quirky local shops, weekly markets, and the best shopping options in KentFind out more about Shopping experiences
Dog friendly activities
Find the top rated attractions and venues that are friendly to dogs and humans!Find out more about Dog friendly activities