House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
55 Broad Street is a sixties, terraced house on Canterbury's city wall and is ideal for family holidays or city breaks. It has a fully equipped fitted kitchen, with seating for 8. There are three double and one single bedroom, reception room, and a garden with seating area, this is fully enclosed. The property benefits from brand new duvets and linen.
The property is only a short walk from Canterbury West railway station, where there is a new high-speed rail link to London taking only 55 minutes. This makes the property ideal as a base from which to visit the capital and its many attractions.
Broad Street is a 10 minute stroll into the city centre along the Kings Mile with it's high-quality shops and restaurants. There is a pub at the end of the road as well as several takeaway restaurants should you fancy a night off from cooking!
Full of history and plenty of vitality from the 21st century, Canterbury may not be particularly big, but it is a must-see city. Canterbury not only contains one of the most outstanding cathedrals in the whole of Europe, but is overflowing with medieval character in every corner. Canterbury's main tourist attractions and tourism highlights include a variety of guided tours around both the city and the River Stour, with popular choices including the Tourist Guides walking tours led by knowledgeable local guides, the Canterbury Ghost Tour during the evening, the horse-drawn Canterbury Carriages around the Old Town area, and both punting trips and boat cruises along the river.
There are numerous golf clubs in Canterbury and the surrounding area welcoming non-members including the famous Royal St. George's Golf Club at Sandwich. This is one of England's premier venues and has played host to The Open Championship fourteen times. Sandwich is 12 miles due East of Canterbury.
Nearby Thanet (Margate, Broadstairs & Ramsgate) has more Blue Flag beaches than any other area in England, according to the Keep Britain Tidy campaign. The charity has given the council nine Blue Flags, beating Torbay district in Devon, which has five. Beaches chosen include Botany Bay and Margate Main Sands. Canterbury City Council in Kent was awarded two Blue Flags for Herne Bay and Tankerton.
Margate Main Sands, Minnis Bay, Ramsgate Main Sands, St Mildred's Bay in Westgate, Stone Bay in Broadstairs and West Bay in Westgate beaches were awarded Quality Coast Awards, which show they have achieved the highest standards of beach management.
The property is centrally located to access many great sea fishing beaches including Deal with it's 1026 ft pier. This is the perfect place to do a bit of sea fishing as it has such easy access and all the facilities you would need for a good day or nights sea fishing.
Average daily Canterbury July temperature: 23°C / 73°F
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Herne Bay 13 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manston 21 km, Nearest railway: Canterbury West 800 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The South East England region
Canterbury has been of historical and cultural importance since the Bronze age. Following occupation by the Romans, Canterbury became the centre of Christian England and after the assassination of Thomas Beckett, evolved into one of the most important European cities of Pilgrimage as captured in Chaucer's 'The Canterbury Tales'.
Kent also offers attractions such as Leeds Castle, Howletts Zoo, beaches at Whitstable and Herne Bay plus horseriding and walks through its woodlands. London is also only an hours drive or train journey away and so perfect for a day out.
Canterbury has something for everyone, from the Roman walls surrounding the city to the ornate medieval buildings and most recently, the newly built Marlowe Theatre bringing you the best of everything! Canterbury has a number of fine restaurants and bars as well as museums, theatre and the Cathedral.
An enormous selection of attractions await day trippers from Canterbury, ranging from beaches and seaside gift shops, to wildlife parks, fortresses and historical remains. Canterbury is especially close to the medieval village of Chilham, the coastal town of Herne Bay and the family themed attractions at Howlett's Wild Animal Park in Bekesbourn
Many places can be reached by train, including the lovely seaside town of Deal with numerous cafes, restaurants and boutique shops. Or why not book a day-trip to France and stock up on some French goodies for your holiday! Only a 75 minute voyage.
Broadstairs has always been a popular alternative to nearby Margate and lies around 32 km / 20 miles to the east of Canterbury city. Boasting an attractive sandy beach front and strong connections with the famous Victorian writer, Charles Dickens, attractions at the town of Broadstairs include the Dickens House Museum along the Victoria Parade, and the well-supported Dickens Festivals staged each June, featuring a costumed Victorian ball. Accessible by train.
The nearby village of Bekesbourne lies around 8 km / 5 miles to the south-east of Canterbury and is best known for being home to Howlett's Wild Animal Park, which encompasses around 70 acres / 28 hectares. The main attractions at the park include the biggest collection of Lowland Gorillas on the planet, together with tigers, wolves, monkeys and even a large group of African elephants. Howlett's Wild Animal Park began its life as a private zoo in the 1950's, before being opened to the public in 1975, and recently appeared on the CBBC television programme 'Roar'.
Just 8 km / 5 miles to the south-west of Canterbury, the village of Chilham is full of medieval character and historic buildings. A prominent village square stands in front of Chilham Castle, which dates from the 12th century. Chilham is easy to find and is located off the A252, along the North Downs Way.
The 'White Cliffs of Dover' are famous all over the world, being immortalised in Dame Vera Lynn's Second World War classic. Dover is a major port town and sited roughly 29 km / 18 miles to the south-east of Canterbury, and a similar distance from the French town of Calais, which is connected by a stream of regular passenger ferries.
Herne Bay is a mere 12 km / 9 miles north-east of Canterbury and was once an extremely popular seaside resort. These days the town has somewhat lost its former popularity and features only a handful of attractions worth recommending. Specific highlights include trips on the 'Wildlife' boat to a nearby sandbank, which is always full of seals, and also the nearby Reculver Country Park, with the remains of a Roman fort and Saxon church.
With an impressive sandy stretch of beach and many traditional seaside attractions, the town of Margate has become a popular resort and regularly attracts visitors from both Canterbury and London alike. Tourism in this resort is booming, with the plentiful tourist magnets including the Dreamland amusement arcade, the Shell Grotto and its intricate mosaics, the Margate Caves along Northdown Road, and the numerous antiques shops around the Old Town district. Margate is situated around 31 km / 19 miles from Canterbury and can be reached in just over 30 minutes.
The historic town of Sandwich stands approximately 3 km / 2 miles from the seafront and around 23 km / 14 miles to the east of Canterbury. Notable highlights include the ruined Richborough Castle, just a short distance to the north. The Roman remains of this ancient fortress date back to the year 275 AD. Artefacts and treasures found on this site are displayed in the Sandwich Guildhall Museum, which also celebrates the town's rich heritage.
Sited approximately 11 km / 7 miles north of Canterbury, this charming fishing village overlooks an especially scenic bay and is often referred to as the 'Pearl of Kent'. Whitstable is famous for its excellent seafood, with locally caught oysters being one of the top attractions here. The Whitstable Museum and Gallery along Oxford Street concentrates on the village's fishing industry and maritime past.
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