About Canterbury

The cathedral city has something for everyone to enjoy – whether you want to soak up atmosphere in the cathedral, step back in time with the family at The Canterbury Tales or The Roman Museum, take a lazy boat ride on the River Stour, or shop ’til you drop at big name stores and independent boutiques. And with stylish cocktail bars open until the early hours and award-winning restaurants catering for every appetite, you can guarantee a great day and night out.

Should you want to head further afield, the University of Kent campus benefits from excellent bus services and close proximity to both the A2/M2 and high speed rail links.

Canterbury Map

University of Kent Campus flyover

Howletts Wild Animal Park and beautiful Goodnestone Park are outside of the city, and it’s a 10-minute drive to Whitstable’s famous beaches and oysters. Dover Castle, trendy Margate and the Channel Tunnel are all only 30 minutes away.

When it comes to views, you can’t get much better than the vista from the top of ‘university hill’, The campus looks out over Canterbury, with the magnificent cathedral at its heart, Gleaming on a clear day, bathed in golden light on summer evenings, and a twinkling delight at night, Canterbury is a joy to behold. The estate is also surrounded by beautiful parkland and woods, offering great walks and space for picnics. You can even pick up the Crab and Winkle Way and take a long walk to Whitstable.

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury City

Sibson Building

Sibson Building, University of Kent. Architect: Penoyre & Prasad

Facts and figures on the city
Average August Temperature: 16,9°C (oceanic climate, cool summers, cool but not cold in winter)
Electricity: 230 V, 50 Hz, type G plugs
Time Zone: UTC +0
Country Dialing Code: +44
Area Code: 
01227
Population
Canterbury: 
55,240 (2011)

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