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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, Canterbury, Kent
Home to the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral, the ruins of St Augustine's Abbey and the oldest church in the English-speaking world, it's no wonder that the Canterbury Cathedral Precincts are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What's more remarkable is that you can sleep in the very heart of the Precincts, in a comfortable and affordable hotel. Owned by the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury, entry to the splendid Gothic Cathedral is thrown in, as well as generous and delicious breakfasts.
Waking to the sound of the Cathedral bells ringing and seeing them toll from your bed is a wonderful experience!
The hotel is situated within the actual grounds of Canterbury Cathedral and offers terrific views.
By car: There is limited parking at the hotel which must be pre-booked before arrival. The hotel is two hours' drive from London on the M2.
By train: Canterbury East and Canterbury West are under 10 minutes' drive or 15 minutes' walk from the hotel. Canterbury East: London Victoria (2 hours), Dover (20 minutes). Canterbury West: Margate and Ramsgate (20 mins), London St Pancras (55 mins), Charing Cross (1 hour 40 mins). trainline.com
Style & Character
Canterbury can feel overrun by tourists, yet the Lodge offers an oasis of calm right in its centre. Anybody keen to spend a night in the grounds of one of the country's most magnificent cathedrals will love it. The lodge sits in the shadow of the Cathedral, offering unbroken views from most of the rooms and from the calm, secluded garden.
Service & Facilities
We love the library, amply stocked with intriguing reads and comfy sofas.
- Excellent location
- Cathedral access
- Cooked breakfast
- Private garden
- Limited parking
- Alfresco concerts
- Cathedral views
The three double bedrooms with large bay windows, which usher
the Cathedral right
into your room are our absolute favourites. The Lodge filters, chills and carbonates its own water on-site; you'll find refillable bottles in your bedroom and a water station on the ground floor.
En-suite Single, Twin and Double, Accessible Double En-suite, Value En-suites, Self-contained appartment
Facilities include: cathedral views, ensuite bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea- and coffee-making facilities, telephones and LCD TVs with Freeview.
Food & Drink
The truly Kentish Full English comes complete with plump sausages, succulent black pudding and rich yellow eggs.
Refectory Restaurant: modern and spacious, locally-sourced produce, terrace. À la carte dining available in summer only, full English breakfasts year-round. Two courses £25; three courses £30.