Canterbury sits just south east of London in the county of Kent. Famed for the Canterbury Cathedral and home to the principal leader of the Church of England, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The city sits on the River Stour and is surrounded by some fantastic green spaces including Blean Woods National Nature Reserve and Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve.
The city is home to some fantastic historical and architectural sites such as the aforementioned Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine Abbey, Westgate Towers, Canterbury Castle and the Canterbury Roman Museum. The city is within easy reach of London as well as the seaside towns of Margate, Whitstable, Folkestone and Dover which each offer a unique opportunity to visit the English seaside.
Popular Student Areas of Canterbury
An ever popular area for Canterbury students is Hales Place. Perfect for those new to the city who are looking to immerse themselves in what the city had to offer. Known for being rather noisy and bustling by locals, it is still regarded as a vibrant area within easy reach of the University of Kent.
St Dunstan’s is known for its slightly quieter and more relaxed vibe within reasonable distance of both the universities. The area is popular for those looking to focus more on studying than partying, but still offers access to the city centre and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants in the area.
Wincheap has a reputation for offering more affordable options while remaining comfortable and pleasant for students. A primarily residential area that offers a large number of student accommodation and student house shares, the area is well located for the city centre and offers easy access to the universities.
Top Universities in Canterbury
- University of Kent
- Canterbury Christ Church University
- University for the Creative Arts