Besides being one of Britain’s Heritage cities, Canterbury is also a cultural and entertainment destination.
Must-dos include visiting The Canterbury Tales, with its re-creation of the sights, sounds, and smells of Chaucer's medieval England; stopping in at the Canterbury Roman Museum, a fascinating look into the city's Roman roots; and taking a historic river tour on the Stour.
England’s largest surviving medieval gateway with spectacular views of the city of Canterbury from the battlements viewpoint. The Westgate towers is the largest surviving medieval gate in England and visitors can still enter the city through its arch as they have done since the mid 1380s.
Visitors to Canterbury will find getting around very easy. The city is very compact and walkable, and much of the city centre is pedestrianised. The centre can be crossed in just a 10-15 mins walk.
If you are travelling outside of town, there are frequent buses run by Stagecoach, with many different routes to get to areas outside of Canterbury.
If you fly, Canterbury does not have its own airport. It is therefore best to fly to London Heathrow (LHR) Airport, which is 67.8 miles away from Canterbury. The train and subway from London Heathrow (LHR) to Canterbury takes 2h 12m.