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A city with interesting history and culture

Canterbury is a UNESCO World Heritage site with thousands of years of history. The city is home to both the world-famous Canterbury Cathedral and a striking 12th century castle.

Excellent location with great connections

Canterbury is close to seaside resorts and scenic landscapes, but is also only 50 minutes from London – one of the most interesting cities in the world. The blend of city, coast and countryside means that there is plenty for you to enjoy and explore. 

Canterbury is a great city to study in, it’s not too busy and I feel at home here.
Yuki Gen, Japanese

Ranked as one of the UK’s safest university cities

Canterbury has often been voted the UK’s safest university city. This means that you are able to enjoy living and learning in a calm and safe environment that will quickly become a home-from-home.

Offering a huge range of activities and entertainment

Canterbury’s longstanding culture and wide range of entertainment make it one of the most visited places in the UK. With the city’s music venues, theatres, shopping centres, museums and cinemas, you will always find something to do.

Great shopping on your doorstep

The range of shops in Canterbury is always growing, with independent boutiques sitting alongside major high street brands. The city’s charming style allows you to explore shops selling everything from jewellery and clothing to arts and crafts.

Exciting festivals to enjoy every year

Canterbury and the surrounding area is host to a number of festivals that make the city buzz with excitement. Festivals include carnivals, car shows, international food fairs, theatre and live outdoor music