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The Old Weavers Festive (Credit Zoltan Tasi From Unsplash)
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Welcome To Canterbury

There is nowhere quite like Canterbury, especially at Christmas...

Our medieval walled city has been hosting visitors for more than 1,000 years, so a warm welcome for any 'pilgrim' is guaranteed. We're just under 1 hour’s train journey from London with Southeastern trains!

This winter, enjoy the festive season in Canterbury as you wind your way around our traditional Christmas market and explore at our special collection of festive shop windows featuring Hornby trains. Soak up the seasonal atmosphere under the twinkling lights and visit a huge mix of independent and high street retailers, award-winning restaurants, breweries and cosy cafés. Carols at world-famous Canterbury Cathedral are a must, as is a spot of panto fun at The Marlowe Theatre

Plus we're only a few minutes away from the beautiful coastal towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay.

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. 

Plan your journey HERE

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