Canterbury Tourism

Situated in the South East of England, Canterbury in Kent has been an important player in England's history since its early beginnings as a Roman settlement. One of Britain's Heritage Cities, Canterbury is a place steeped in tradition and history. However, it is also has a modern and vibrant vibe to it- brilliant juxtaposition.

Commonly known as the Cathedral and University City of Kent, Canterbury is a major tourist destination. Your visit to Canterbury will witness you visiting historical sites, quirky pubs, lush gardens and intriguing museums. A major structure of the city skyline is the Canterbury Cathedral. The oldest and the most popular place of worship in England, the Canterbury Cathedral is the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

No matter what you seek, you will find it in Canterbury. The city possesses a quality that is both timeless and inspiring. Creativity and culture combine to ensure that your trip to Canterbury will imprint a lasting impression.

From what to see to where to stay to when to visit, here’s all the Canterbury tourist information you will require to plan your itinerary.

Essential travel information and Canterbury tips for your visit

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Canterbury

  • Know the pollution level of Canterbury before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 32.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 45 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 27.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 32.5 (Low)
  • How safe is Canterbury for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Canterbury.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.09 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.77 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 26.51 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 13.24 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 22.56 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 22.56 (Low)
    • Attacks 27.82 (Low)
    • Drug offense 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80.46 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 54.14 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 38.89 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.22 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.25 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Canterbury is 172.28 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 66.95 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.87 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 45.46 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 16 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.27 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 73.38 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.54 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 84.26 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Canterbury

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.31 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 102.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 58.51 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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