The cathedral city of Canterbury in Kent has much to offer visitors, from a vibrant city centre to stunning surrounding countryside and the Kent coast within easy reach. Stay in a Canterbury b and b and enjoy a touch of the old-fashioned English lifestyle.
You might be familiar with the Tales of this ancient British town and many visitors drop by The Canterbury Tales museum to sample life in the area during the 14th century. There is much to offer history lovers staying at a bed and breakfast in Canterbury. Highlights include the World Heritage Site, which is comprised of the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral, the ruins of St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church. History lovers can also climb to the top of the towers at the ancient Norman Castle or take a historic walking tour, which is a great way to take it all in on a sunny day.
Pack a picnic to devour along the riverbanks or go punting on the River Stour. A great number of local attractions offer free entry, so for a cheap break in a charming bed and breakfast Canterbury is ideal. Families will also find lots to keep them amused in the area, from the enchanted woodland at Druidstone Park to the fantastic Wildwood Wild Animal Park. A family-friendly Canterbury B&B is a great way to spend a mid-term break or a long weekend.
With so much to see and do in and around the city you might find it difficult to tear yourself away but if you can, get out and explore. For some seaside magic, take in the traditional charms of Whitstable or head to Herne Bay, a great spot for watersport lovers to partake in some jet skiing, rowing and yachting. If you're a keen walker or cyclist looking for a bed and breakfast base, Canterbury offers some great accommodation with easy access to walk and cycle paths. The East Kent countryside is at your disposal and much of it has been delcared an Area of Outstanding Beauty, so you can look forward to breathtaking views and fresh country air as you make the most of your surroundings.
Back in the city centre, you'll be spoilt for choice when deciding how to spend your evenings. Plan a meal out, followed by a show at The Marlowe Theatre or the Gulbenkian Theatre and Cinema, which part of the Univeristy of Kent's campus. Whatever you are seeking from your B&B Canterbury is bound to have it. For a romantic escape, city break, seaside holiday or rural retreat, head to Canterbury and you can enjoy a taste of it all.