University of Kent

“An ideal base for exploring Canterbury and surrounding coast and countryside.” - VisitEngland Assessor


Canterbury, Kent

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Overlooking the historic city of Canterbury and its famous Cathedral, The University of Kent's beautiful 300-acre campus boasts over 200 versatile event spaces, a range of eateries, and impressive arts and sports facilities alongside 5,200 bedrooms. Guests can enjoy free parking and gym access, B&B or self-catering options. Ideally located, popular nearby attractions include Leeds Castle and Chatham Historic Dockyard, while great transport links provide easy access to London, Dover, the Channel Tunnel and Europe beyond.

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VisitEngland 5 Star Campus Accommodation
University of Kent
Kent Hospitality, Tanglewood Building, The University, Giles Lane, CANTERBURY, Kent, CT2 7LX


About the area

Discover Kent

The White Cliffs of Dover are an English icon – the epitome of our island heritage and sense of nationhood. They also mark the point where the Kent Downs AONB, that great arc of chalk downland stretching from the Surrey Hills and sometimes known as ‘the Garden of England’, finally reaches the sea. This is a well-ordered and settled landscape, where chalk and greensand escarpments look down into the wooded Weald to the south.

Many historic parklands, including Knole Park and Sir Winston Churchill’s red-brick former home at Chartwell, are also worth visiting. Attractive settlements such as Charing, site of Archbishop Cranmer’s Tudor palace, and Chilham, with its magnificent half-timbered buildings and 17th-century castle built on a Norman site, can be found on the Pilgrim’s Way, the traditional route for Canterbury-bound pilgrims in the Middle Ages. 

In the nature reserves, such as the traditionally coppiced woodlands of Denge Wood and Earley Wood, and the ancient fine chalk woodland of Yockletts Bank high on the North Downs near Ashford, it is still possible to experience the atmosphere of wilderness that must have been felt by the earliest travellers along this ancient ridgeway.

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