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Albert House, 14 St John's Lane
Canterbury
CT1 2QG

Why move to Canterbury?

A medieval cathedral city in the heart of 'The Garden of England', Canterbury has plenty to offer. There are good pubs, great walking, four universities and a whole host of charming little fishing towns right on your doorstep. What's more, the crime rate is incredibly low, approximately half the national average, and the High Speed Rail Link means you can be St Pancras in under an hour, and Paris in just under two.

Some things to love about living in Canterbury

Head to Lounge on the Farm. It's Canterbury's summer festival and is fast becoming a fixture on the festival circuit.

The recently re-built Marlowe Theatre is a great place to see a show on tour from London's West End.

Watch a game at Canterbury's St Lawrence Cricket Ground, home to Kent County one of the oldest first class pitches in Britain.

Play 18 holes at Royal St George's Golf Club, which has hosted many Open Championships or try Broom Park, the former home of Lord Kitchene

Visit The Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate. It has the support of locally born artist Tracey Emin, who has shown her work there.

A little bit of history

Canterbury is an ancient city, but the first real point of note in its history was the 597AD arrival of St Augustine, which also marked the arrival of Christianity in the UK. Surrounded by Roman walls, the city was largely rebuilt in medieval times, with the West Gate being built circa 1380, making it the oldest gate still standing in the UK. The city has a colourful past and has played an important role in British history. In 1170, Thomas Becket, then Archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered here by the king's knights. It's said that the huge Yew tree you can still see in the cathedral's precincts is where the the knights tethered their horses.

Need to know

At over 1,400 years old, The King's School in Canterbury is the oldest school in the world, and is still regarded as one of the best in the country.

THE KING'S SCHOOL IN CANTERBURY IS THE OLDEST SCHOOL IN THE WORLD, AND IS STILL REGARDED AS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY.

Transport

By Road:

The A2/M2 corridor passes Canterbury, linking it with London and Dover. The M20 links through to the M25 and Folkestone.

By Train:

Canterbury West mainline services: take you into London Charing Cross, Waterloo East and Charing Cross via Ashford, Maidstone, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks. Canterbury East mainline services: take you into London Victoria via Faversham and the Medway towns in around one hour 25 minutes. The High Speed Rail Link takes you from Canterbury East into London St Pancras via Ashford, Ebbsfleet and Stratford in under an hour.

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