Renowned for its vibrant and friendly atmosphere, Canterbury combines an exciting contemporary buzz with years of tradition and history. 

It's 30 years since Canterbury Cathedral, St Martin's Church and St Augustine's Abbey were awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site Status. We’re so proud to be part of this historic city, read how we're celebrating this landmark anniversary.

We're privileged to be situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site occupying part of the same ground as St Augustine’s original abbey in the historic and cosmopolitan city of Canterbury. As one of only a small number of universities in the UK to enjoy this prestigious connection with a World Heritage Site, we are proud of our location and unique link to this wonderful city.

Things to do in Canterbury

Canterbury is a diverse and beautiful city – a World Heritage site, a centre for the arts and a great destination for shopping and socialising.

Every year, Canterbury plays host to a number of festivals and the bars, clubs and restaurants are popular all year round. It’s location means that London and Europe are within easy reach, and a visit to the coast is just a short drive away.

Places you can visit in Canterbury include:

Transforming our Canterbury Campus

Our main campus in Canterbury attracts students from all over the world and the majority graduate in one of the UK’s most important historic buildings – Canterbury Cathedral.

We have an exciting vision to transform our Canterbury Campus, visit our Estate Master Plan pages to find out more.

Student accommodation

The University offers safe and secure accommodation for first year students within walking distance of the University and city centre. Canterbury’s accommodation includes:

  • Student villages – including Lanfranc House, Parham Road Student Village, Pin Hill, St George's Centre, Petros and City Halls. All these facilities are situated within easy reach of the main Canterbury Campus.
  • University and headleased houses – University owned houses offering an affordable place to stay.

Find out more about our accommodation in Canterbury.


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