About Canterbury & Whitstable

East Kent is an area of outstanding natural beauty where visitors return year after year to explore a different aspect of this beautiful corner of Kent, 'The Garden of England'.

Pilgrims still come here to marvel at the architectural splendours of Canterbury, and its historic cathedral. Thousands of people each year indulge in Whitstable’s locally harvested oysters and other fresh seafood. Walkers and cyclists enjoy exploring the region by the many picturesque routes and paths, which cross it.

Just a short drive from the Channel ports of Dover and Folkestone, a little nearer from the Channel Tunnel and 1.5 hours from London and the UK's major airports of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.

With a resident population of around 60,000, Canterbury has a diversified economy; it has the largest concentration of Higher Education in the UK, world-class light manufacturing, is East Kent's principal shopping centre and is the second most visited tourist destination in Britain. Whitstable is a charming seaside heritage town with a beautiful traditional harbour from which a number of fishermen operate. East Kent has some of the most attractive countryside in England. Julian continues to fight for the interests of farmers and growers whose livelihood is threatened.