Get a train to Canterbury to see an enchanting city full of history with a UNESCO World Heritage Site cathedral and unique independent shops
Trains to Canterbury
This enchanting city dates back to the Middle Ages. Wander its narrow, cobbled streets and explore its magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site cathedral.
Canterbury boasts a variety of independent shops, boutique hotels, delicious restaurants and unique cafes and bars. So whether you’re out for the day or staying for the weekend, you’ll find so much do in this incredible city.
Getting here: Take high speed Southeastern trains to Canterbury West from St Pancras International. It takes just 51 minutes. Or you can travel to Canterbury East, located just 5 minutes' walk from the city centre.
Fun things to do...
The Anglican Gothic cathedral dominates the Canterbury skyline with 1,400 years of history. Centrally located, the cathedral is an attraction you can’t miss and underpins nearly all of Canterbury’s history. For a unique experience take a guided tour or discover the cathedral at your own pace and delve into the Nave, the Crypt and the Trinity Chapel.
St. Augustine’s Abbey
Originally created as a burial place for the Anglo-Saxon kings of Kent, it is part of the Canterbury World Heritage Site, along with the Cathedral and St Martin's Church. The impressive Abbey is situated outside the city walls and is sometimes missed by visitors. At the Abbey, you can also enjoy the museum and interactive audio tour.
The Falstaff Hotel
The Falstaff in Canterbury is a 15th century coaching inn, steeped in history. Located next to the historic Westgate Towers and a three-minute walk from Canterbury West Station, the world-famous Norman Cathedral, Castle, museums and shops are all within easy walking distance. There are 49 en-suite bedrooms, a vibrant cocktail bar and a comfortable lounge serving afternoon tea.
Vineyard and winery tours
Simpsons Wine Estate is just a 20-minute taxi ride from Canterbury West station, located on the sheltered slopes of the North Downs of Kent. Take a tour of the vineyard and learn about how the vines are planted, nurtured and harvested. Then visit their state-of-the-art winery to understand more about the process of winemaking, the tour culminates in a tasting of the delicious wines from Simpsons Wine Estate.
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