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  • Availability is mainly in the Easter (April/May) and summer vacation period (June, July, August, September), when students clear their rooms
  • Rooms typically become available two to three months in advance, so please revisit the website within that period if nothing is available now
  • Alternatively visit our sister websites Canterbury Bed and Breakfasts and Kent Bed and Breakfasts for more accommodation and travel ideas

Bed and breakfast accommodation in University of Kent, Canterbury, England.

Not just for students - anyone can book!

  • University accommodation in Canterbury offers a convenient and cost-effective alternative to a cheap hotel, hostel room or B&B
  • Offering modern bed and breakfast rooms, this is a great way to visit this small, yet historical city in the heart of Kent
  • All rooms are located centrally, so provide a great starting point to discover the beautiful city of Canterbury

 

Canterbury Visitor information

University of Kent in Canterbury: the campus

The Canterbury campus is built on 450 acres of parkland half an hour’s walk from Canterbury city centre. Residential, teaching and administrative buildings are surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods. It should be understood that the university halls are designed primarily for students: not for children or adults expecting a high level of luxury. However, the University has received a 3-4**** Campus grading for its accommodation from Visit Britain and with this in mind, they do meet a level of comfort that we expect most visitors to be happy with. We will welcome any feedback where this is not the case.

Dates of University of Kent academic vacations

Rooms are available during the academic vacations.

Easter: mid-March to mid-April
Summer 2009: mid-June to late-September
Christmas: early-December to mid-January

Canterbury visitor attractions

The City of Canterbury lies on the River Stour in Kent, South East England, about 55 miles from London. It is a beautiful city full of exquisite architecture, exciting attractions, shops, theatres and restaurants. Dominating the city centre is the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral, one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Church of England.

Canterbury has some exceptional shopping to offer for all tastes so be sure to spend some time visiting the shops. The Whitefriars development offers many popular retailers in one spacious and well-designed location. This recently opened venue has helped to ensure the city offers some of the best shopping opportunities in the county. Head towards Westgate Towers and the St Dunstan’s area and you will come across a range of specialist, privately run emporia offering everything from antiques and collectables to classical music.

With a Cathedral City at its heart, the Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable and surrounding countryside dips and sweeps through river valleys, woods and hills to the seaside towns of this beautiful region of Kent. We hope you will be tempted to stay with us for a while and take your time to explore our glorious countryside, dig deep into our history and heritage, bask on our beaches and bathe in waters that lap more than 80 miles of coastline.

Getting to Canterbury

By road: Canterbury district has excellent road links with the M20 (M25/ M26) and M2 motorways, providing easy links with London and its airports.

By rail: Canterbury has two mainline stations, East and West, and is served by frequent trains to and from London Charing Cross and London Victoria, as well as to and from Dover Priory and Ramsgate. If you travel by Eurostar to Ashford International there is a regular train service to Canterbury West. Whitstable and Herne Bay stations are both on a direct line from London Victoria.
 

History of Canterbury

Canterbury and the surrounding area has a whole host of history and heritage for you to come and discover. Canterbury is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has two castles, six museums and an attraction that lets you step back in time to the Middle Ages are some of what is on offer here in historic Canterbury. The Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martins church form the trio of World Heritage Sites in Canterbury. The Abbey was founded in 597AD, and St Martin’s Church is the oldest parish church in England still in constant use. Along side these, there is Canterbury Tales, where you can step back into the Middle Ages and join the pilgrims on their journey from London to Canterbury Cathedral. The museums are full of artefacts and fun things for all the family to do. The West Gate Towers Museum has one of the best views of the City.

Whitstable has a rich maritime history and is famous for its oysters, with a working harbour bringing in the daily catch. The town has a rich alleyway network, which were used by the smugglers as convenient escape routes, as Whitstable was, like most Kentish coastal towns, awash with illegal trade. The old Canterbury to Whitstable railway line, the Crab and Winkle Way now forms part of the National Cycle Network Route 1.

Herne Bay was founded in the early nineteen hundreds and was a popular holiday destination for Londoners. It was during this period that a wealthy London lady gave the town its distinctive 80ft Clock Tower. The first pier was erected in 1832 and by 1834 steamboats were using it to land over 40,000 visitors each year to the resort. From the Bay one can see, to the east, the twin towers of St Mary's Church at Reculver, which mark the location of Reculver Country Park. In World War II the bouncing bomb, invented by Barnes Wallis for the Dambusters, was tested off the shore near here. One of the prototype bombs, recently recovered from the beach at Reculver, may be seen in the Herne Bay Museum.
 

Reviews For Canterbury

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56%
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Average Score

4.0

Based On 198 Reviews
Room
3.9
Value
3.9
Service
4.1
Food
3.8
Overall
3.9

I am very pleased to have stayed in the University of Kent - the accommodation was comfortable, with easy access to the town of Canterbury, and to Whitstable on the buses, leaving my car safely parked on site. Breakfast somewhat disappointing - maybe because the toaster was broken! Thank you very much.

(Review Of Becket Court, Canterbury)

Extractor fan in shower room not working even though reported, according to housekeeping staff it had been reported many times. Hence the bathroom had black mould staining, it must be a nightmare for the housekeeping staff to clean! G

(Review Of Keynes College, Canterbury)

Just one difficulty - we were at the end Room 211 and at 6:00 a.m something like a heavy duty airconditioner went on and turned off at 11:00 pm. it was quite noisy

(Review Of Keynes College, Canterbury)

Welcoming service. We arrived at 9pm (2hrs later than we'd given as an ETA), to find the reception closed. The CampusWatch person on duty arived very promptly and was very helpful. I did not notice whether on the website the opening times of reception were shown.

(Review Of Rutherford College, Canterbury)

My visitors from France, one English one French,were very happy and the Dolche Vita did their very best to sort out a breakfast for the lady with extremely difficult allergy, dietry needs. Thank you. Please pass this on to them, Margaret Ryder was her name with Jean-Michel

(Review Of Keynes College, Canterbury)

We were efficiently, helpfully and courteously received by the Receptionist. The room was neat, tidy and clean. Perhaps it would have been useful to have had a second large towel available.

(Review Of Keynes College, Canterbury)

The accommodation is situated in very pleasant , extensive grounds with excellent services from the campus into Canterbury itself and also out towards the Kentish coast to the north.

(Review Of Becket Court, Canterbury)

Disappointed that the restaurant in Keynes (Dolche Vita) was not available for evening meals, also the other two restaurants closed so early. This was not made clear in the information given (on line and available in Reception) Otherwise all very satisfactory. Girls in Reception were particularly helpful...please pass our thanks to them.

(Review Of Keynes College, Canterbury)

Beautiful setting lovely views of Canterbury. Room was just as expected, basic but clean and comfortable. One slight glitch as one of rooms had a faulty lock and my friend was unable to get out in morning! Apart from that really good experience. Would definitely recommend and would stay again.

(Review Of Rutherford College, Canterbury)
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