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Immerse yourself in the history and heritage of England in the heart of the south east. Nestled in the north of Kent, Canterbury is packed with fun, exciting and relaxing things to do for the whole family.

Whether you’re travelling with the kids, heading on a romantic break for two or reconnecting with old friends and family, Canterbury has a little something for everyone. And what better way to spend a weekend in Kent than in a luxury holiday cottage from kate & tom’s?

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History fans, rejoice! There’s plenty of stunning, classic buildings with rich history to explore. Canterbury Cathedral is the ultimate spot for a relaxing, romantic walk through history. It’s home to the famous shrine of Thomas Becket, the medieval archbishop of Canterbury and Saint in the Catholic Church. Wander through this World Heritage Site, ideal for those looking for a place of true beauty and tranquillity.

Or, head a little further back in the past and visit St Augustine’s Abbey, originally established in 597 AD by the Saxons. Initially built as the burial site for Anglo-Saxon kings of Kent, the impressive abbey is nestled outside the city walls. Try out the new, exciting virtual reality experience, transporting yourself into the world of the 6th century. If you’re interested in learning more about 6th century religion, take a trip to St Martin’s Church, the oldest active church in the English-speaking world.

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There’s a reason Kent has been named the ‘Garden of England’. The wide open spaces, stunning scenery and trailing walks are perfect for summer days and warm evenings in the south. Discover the beauty of Westgate Gardens, an idyllic riverside spot, complete with a Victorian Tower House and a striking 200-year-old tree. Pack a picnic and make the most of the English sun as you row down the river and wander through the park.

Take the kids out for a playful day at Howletts Wild Animal Park, introducing them to gorillas, elephants, monkeys and so many more of their four-legged favourites. Wander around 90 acres of parkland, discovering some of your old favourites and finding new rare animals.

Want to burn off some of your kids’ abundant energy? Toddler’s Cove Playground, a park designed by children, is the perfect place. With grassy areas for picnics, plenty of fun zones and exercise machines for adults, there’s something for everyone, no matter what age you are.

Self-catering cottages in Canterbury

With plenty to see, do and experience in Canterbury, you’re sure to fill your days with fun for the whole family. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the area, relax and unwind in the beautiful greenery or head to the fun play areas with the kids. Visit the nearby market to stock up on local delicacies and make the most of the large kitchens as you cook up a storm.

However you want to spend your days in Canterbury, do it in style with a luxury cottage from kate & tom’s. Choose a large town house, country cottage or quaint holiday home and whisk your family and friends away for an unforgettable getaway in the south of England.

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Pop over to nearby Sussex for a change of scenery, head to the Kentish coastline for golden sands and blue seas or simply stay indoors and make the most of your holiday cottage.

Hot Tub , games rooms, tennis courts and so much more. Our self-catering holiday cottages are packed with fun things to do for everyone. Get in touch with our expert travel team today to start planning your unforgettable getaway.

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