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1 night in Canterbury

While planning a trip to Paris and London, I'm wondering if I can easily fit in 1 night in Canterbury?

This is what I have so far:
My husband and I will be traveling via Eurostar from Paris to London. It looks like to me that the Eurostar arrives St. Pancras International Station where we can catch a train from this station direct to Canterbury West Station? This would allow us to visit the Cathedral and spend the night in Canterbury. Upon return the next day, I notice a train from the Canterbury East Station to Victoria Station? (Which is within walking distance to our hotel.) We will be traveling light with carry-on size luggage only and are good walkers.

Thank you in advance for your help and suggestions.

Posted by
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Canterbury East rail station is only a ten minute walk to the cathedral. As you exit the station cross the street and walk up Canterbury East Station Bridge to the Roman Wall, turn right onto the wall and it will take you the the city centre. I know of a great B&B that is an 8 minute walk from Canterbury East, if you want information about it PM me.

Posted by
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I wouldn’t bother going all the way into London to head back out again. I presume that your Eurostar train will stop at Ashford International or Ebbsfleet, so get off there and take a local Canterbury train. This will probably save you more than an hour.

Posted by
9213 posts

If you are going mainly to visit the cathedral, I suggest a stay at the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge. It is on the grounds of the cathedral. Nice hotel and in the center of everything. (Fairly modern.)

Posted by
18158 posts

I enjoyed a walking tour of Canterbury booked through the tourist office.

Posted by
635 posts

Thank you everyone for the responses!

Robin Z I'll get more info about your B&B in a pm.
Jennifer Great tip about the trains.
Frank II Yes, the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge is my top choice for the most unique lodging experience.
acraven I love a good walking tour! I had planned to follow the one in RS England guidebook, but the TI tour may be a better option.