Renowned for its vibrant and friendly atmosphere, Canterbury combines an exciting contemporary buzz with years of tradition and history.
In fact, this international destination has been a centre of learning since St Augustine established his first Cathedral and Abbey here around AD600. Now Canterbury, a World Heritage site, is home to three universities, a renowned Cathedral, as well as a host of shops, bars and restaurants.
Wherever you’re from you can look forward to enjoying all it has to offer, with confidence.
Things to do
Canterbury is a diverse and beautiful city – a World Heritage site, a centre for the arts and a great destination for shopping and socialising. Canterbury’s location means that London and Europe are within easy reach, and a visit to the coast is just a short drive away. Every year it plays host to a number of festivals and the bars, clubs and restaurants are popular all year round. Places you can visit in Canterbury include:
We are continually investing in facilities for our students, including:
There's various food and drink outlets across our Canterbury Campus, serving a range of options. Check our opening times.
The University offers safe and secure accommodation for first year students within walking distance of the University and city centre. Canterbury’s accommodation includes:
- On campus accommodation – situated on the University campus, close to lecture theatres, food outlets and public transport.
- Student villages – including Lanfranc House, Parham Road Student Village, Pin Hill and City Halls. All these facilities are situated within easy reach of the main Canterbury Campus.
- University and headleased houses – University owned houses offering an affordable place to stay.
- St George’s Centre – situated in Canterbury city centre, our brand new student accommodation puts our students within easy reach of the campus, Augustine House, the high-street and transport links.
Find out more about the accommodation in Canterbury.