A beautiful cathedral city in Kent, Canterbury is within easy reach of seaside holiday destinations such as Herne Bay and Whitstable and offers a choice selection of welcoming self-catering holiday homes and apartments. As a historic city, it’s a perfect location, being fairly close to the coast at Whitstable and Herne Bay, yet in the middle of fabulous countryside. Take an evening river tour too enjoy the site of Canterbury’s night-time illuminations. Or see its splendour in the daylight and take a stroll around Canterbury Cathedral and West Gate gardens – they’ are close to the city centre and filled to the brim with wonderful flowers and plants.

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Take a day out of your holiday to properly spoil yourself at Whitefriars shopping centre with over seventy of the country’s leading brands, or stroll through the narrow streets of Canterbury and discover the smaller, more intimate shops full of local craftsmanship. This is more than a historic city – it’s a cultural one to with excellent theatres, (The Marlowe and The Gulbenkian), galleries and a wide range of fairs, festivals and events staged throughout the year. Take a weekend break to visit The Food and Drink Festival in late September or The Canterbury Festival in October.

The exquisite countryside surrounding the city also provides incredible walks as well as breath-taking views. The Blean Ancient Woodlands are a large stretch of land with romantic woods and beautiful wildlife. With a network of over 120 miles of meandering pathways, be careful not to lose yourself amongst the foliage.