Destination guide

Travel to historical Canterbury

Take a holiday to Canterbury and enjoy the area's cathedral, history and museums. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the art, monuments and cafes. Take in top local attractions such as 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.


Sightseeing in and around Canterbury

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

  • 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 highlights

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 centre:

  • 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 centre. 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.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Canterbury?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,204 holiday rentals around Canterbury. From 234 flats & apartments to 391 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Canterbury is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Canterbury?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Canterbury. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • University of Kent: 1,293 holiday rentals
  • Canterbury Chartham Station: 1,299 holiday rentals
  • St. Martin's Church: 1,282 holiday rentals
  • Greyfriars Chapel: 1,305 holiday rentals
  • Westgate Gardens and Towers: 1,303 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Canterbury listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Canterbury?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 234 Condos/Apartments in Canterbury. Our other popular types of Canterbury holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 391 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 462 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 462 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Canterbury?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 75 holiday homes with pool available in Canterbury. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.