One of the oldest cities in England. A historic cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cool, right?
Mesmerising small city. I fell in love with it the very first time I was there (about 4 years ago). So I decided it was time to visit it again (you know, I grew older, I see things differently etc) Indeed I came back to London with new opinions about this city (and new interesting facts). The worst thing about this short visit was the bad weather. And when I say bad, I mean... really bad weather. Rain non-stop, all wet, wind etc. But I enjoyed it anyway, because, what's not to enjoy in Canterbury?
The city lies on a river called Stour. They actually do a river boat tour which is very, very interesting! It costs approximately £8 for one adult but it's well worth it as the "guide guy" also tells you different kinds of stories and facts about the city and river. And hey, if you like well done biceps, do sit in front of the boat! (hahaha)
You can find them right in the city centre, on the high street. I do recommend you to do the river boat tour, because it's one of the main and best attractions in the city (apart from the Cathedral - which you can read about in my next post as there are maaaaany pictures)
This is approximately what you will see from the boat.
Now, enough pictures about the river, let me tell you about our hotel. (and hey, I am not receiving any kind of remuneration for this)
We stayed one night in the newly build Premier Inn in central Canterbury. (well, 5 minutes walk from Caterbury Bus Station). It's the perfect location I would say and I was actually surprised to see that they build a new Premier Inn in the city. When I last was there I stayed in a B&B.
Anyway, I always liked this hotel as it was always clean, fair prices and very simple. Here is our room which we booked for £39 for one night. Ohh, and the bathroom is of a very decent size, which is very important to me. I have trouble with small spaces. (one time in Paris I though I was going to blackout because of the tiny shower)
- Take a Parka with you. No umbrella, just parka. I was so happy I decided to buy one just before going to Canterbury.
- Book your hotel in advance. It's also much cheaper on week days. And so are the bus or train tickets.
- If you plan on visiting more than 3 attractions, buy a Canterbury Attractions Passport. So much cheaper than buying separate tickets to each attraction.
Well, girls and boys, I really hope you enjoyed my post and pictures about this wonderful city. And I do recommend you to visit it. You need 2 full days to experience it. Believe me, it's well worth your time.