Canterbury is a wonderful medieval Kent city, which is surrounded by the original city walls. It has so much to offer the holiday-maker including the Canterbury Cathedral and St Augustine's Abbey, both of which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and both are well worth a visit during your stay in Kent. A whole day can be spent just exploring the Canterbury Cathedral, Crypt and Cloisters.
The Kent city of Canterbury is best explored on foot and only 7 mins walk, with a maze of intriguing side streets and a huge variety of shops, quaint cafes and pubs for you to enjoy during your stay. Canterbury's High Street has all the main shops and at one end is the Whitefriars Shopping Centre - this is fully pedestrianised and a great place to shop till you drop!
Historic River Tours are also on offer, as well as ghost tours, museums and for those that get tired of walking you can hire cycles to discover more for yourself.
Canterbury is also the home of Kent County Cricket Club, walkable from Homelea Cottage in about 20 mins.
For those who love the seaside, Whitstable is just a short drive away where oysters are aplenty and the country's most independent high-street offers something for everyone. The Thanet Coast with popular seaside towns Broadstairs, Ramsgate & Margate are all within a 30 minutes drive away.
For golfers staying in this luxury holiday cottage in Canterbury there is an 18 hole golf course about 2 miles from the city centre, and further afield are the links courses at Royal St George's in Sandwich and Royal Cinque Ports at Deal.
Surrounding Canterbury there are many other attractions for you to visit, for the children - the wild animal parks at Howletts and Port Lympne are great locations for days out in Kent. There is also The Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway which is a miniature steam railway which can take you down to the beach at Dymchurch - both children and adults love it!
WIthin short drives or bus journeys are the charming villages of Chilham, Wye,