The cathedral city of Canterbury is steeped in history and culture, with a fascinating and unique past. Situated in the City of Canterbury, it is positioned by the River Stour and has become a hugely popular destination for tourists making it one of the most visited cities across the whole of the UK. With a combination of young professionals, tourists, and students, Canterbury boasts unique charm and character as well as cultural diversity. It is home to many famous and much visited landmarks, including Canterbury Cathedral, the ruins of St Augustine’s Abbey, Canterbury Castle, and the Museum of Canterbury, with its charming Rupert Bear Museum. The city has links to many famous people, past and present. This includes actor Orlando Bloom, Mary Tourtel who was the creator of Rupert Bear, cricketer David Gower, and presenter Fiona Phillips.
As a richly historic and much visited city, Canterbury’s economy is heavily reliant on the tourist trade and this is reflected in many of its businesses, which are geared towards visitors. There are retail spaces and offices to rent in areas such as Whitefriars retail development and Lakesview International Business Park, and these are home to a number of retailers and companies. Some of the businesses that are based in Canterbury include Chaucer Insurance, Woodfield Systems Ltd, the Dennes Group Ltd, Wahl Europe, and Crown Products.
Entertainment And Dining Out
A diverse array of entertainment can be enjoyed in Canterbury. You can enjoy theatre and live performances at the popular Marlowe Theatre or head to the Gubenkian Theatre for great shows as well as cinema. Whitstable and Herne Bay are also within the district of Canterbury so a day at the beach in the summer or walks in the winter are options. If you enjoy going out for meals, you will find a great choice of eateries within easy reach. Enjoy contemporary English dishes at Kathton House or check out the great Mediterranean options at Cucina Caraccio. Authentic Italian cuisine is served up at the highly rated Pinocchios Italian Restaurant while Raj Venue offers fiery Indian and Nepalese dishes.
There are two railways stations that serve Canterbury, which are Canterbury West and Canterbury East. From Canterbury West you can enjoy the convenience of a high speed service to St Pancras International as well as services to Charing Cross and Victoria. Canterbury East is served by services from London Victoria, which then continues onwards to Dover. There are a number of ground transport options, including a good network of buses and taxis. Driving is another viable option, with well connected road networks making this a convenient means of travelling around the area.