Best Deals for X-Mas Breaks 2023
CT2 8JY, Canterbury, 59 London Road
Set in quaint gardens with plenty of free parking spaces for all guests, The Victoria Hotel offers traditional home-cooked food and free Wi-Fi. The hotel is a 15-minute walk from Canterbury centre, and just under... read more
£ 45.00View Rates
CT2 8BN, Canterbury, 71 St. Dunstans Street
An inn since the 15th century, this beautiful property offers boutique rooms and modern stable rooms with free Wi-Fi, just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre. It has a bar, library, and its... read more
CT4 6QX, Canterbury, The Broome Park Estate, Barham
This huge private estate has an historical building at its centre. Broome Park is a relaxing resort with modern log cabins, fine dining, indoor swimming and golf. Broome Park Golf and Country Club is in... read more
£ 62.10View Rates
CT1 2UD, Canterbury, 34 Watling Street
Quietly, yet centrally located within a beautiful Grade II Listed building, this stylish and relaxed guest house has spacious, modern rooms with free WiFi, LCD flat-screen TVs and DVD players. With free off-road parking, The... read more
£ 55.00View Rates
CT1 2EH, Canterbury, The Precincts
In the private and peaceful grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, this stylish lodge offers free Wi-Fi, hearty breakfasts and scenic views. Canterbury’s historic centre is a 2-minute walk away. The bright and airy bedrooms at Canterbury... read more
CT4 7HQ, Canterbury, Howfield Lane
This charming hotel is 2 miles from Canterbury and close to Dover and the Eurostar. Dating back to the 12th century, it is surrounded by picturesque hills and fruit trees. Howfield Manor Hotel has 5... read more
CT1 2AW, Canterbury, 1-2 Mill Lane, St. Radigunds
A delightful old pub close to the city centre and its many tourist attractions. The ruins of the ancient water mill (hence Miller's Arms) on the River Stour remain alongside the pub. The hotel consists... read more
£ 80.00View Rates
CT1 3DU, Canterbury, 36 New Dover Rd
In 2 acres of landscaped gardens, Abbots Barton Hotel has a traditional restaurant and elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. The hotel is just outside Canterbury centre, half a mile from Canterbury Cathedral. The bright, spacious... read more
CT1 2AS, Canterbury, 18 The Friars
Situated within the Roman city walls of historic Canterbury’s centre, this family-run hotel dates back to the 16th century. It offers free WiFi, and a cosy, oak-beamed bar. With a flat-screen TV, each traditional room... read more
CT1 2RX, Canterbury, 30-33 High St
Within Canterbury’s historic city walls, ABode Canterbury is just 300 metres from Canterbury Cathedral. With an award-winning restaurant and cocktail bar, the hotel offers stylish bedrooms with free Wi-Fi. The elegant rooms at Abode Hotel... read more
£ 74.00View Rates
CT1 3DX, Canterbury, 65-67 New Dover Rd
A short walk from Canterbury city centre and its world-famous Cathedral, this privately-owned hotel is set within a Victorian townhouse, amid 2 acres of well-maintained grounds. It offers free onsite parking. In addition to the... read more
£ 60.00View Rates
CT2 9HX, Canterbury, A2, Upper Harbledown
With a 24-hour front desk, this hotel offers free breakfasts and a modern restaurant. Holiday Inn Express Canterbury is situated in Upper Harbledown, just outside historic Canterbury. The bright, colourful bedrooms each have a private... read more
£ 38.50View Rates
CT2 7JH, Canterbury, Market Way
Harriet House Bed & Breakfast is a 10-minute walk along the River Stour from the very heart of beautiful, historic Canterbury. This well-established 4-star bed and breakfast offers charming en suite rooms and free parking.... read more
£ 90.00View Rates
CT1 3RY, Canterbury, 140 Wincheap
Canterbury Hotel is a charming 18th-century property with an indoor swimming pool, spa and free Wi-Fi. Canterbury town centre and cathedral are a 15-minute walk away. With many original period features, the elegant en suite... read more
CT1 2PT, Canterbury, 28 Castle Street
In historic Canterbury, this charming 3-star metro hotel has free WiFi and free parking. The city centre and 2 rail stations are within easy reach. Each spacious en-suite room at Castle House is elegantly furnished... read more
CT3 1TA, Canterbury, 62 The Hill
With a 4-star rating, this characteristic pub with an open fire and beams offers home cooked cuisine. Originally built as cottages in the 16th century, the Evenhill lies on the A257 in Littlebourne, between Canterbury... read more
£ 60.00View Rates
CT2 8AF, Canterbury, 8-10 St Dunstans Street
Just meters from Canterbury’s medieval West Gate, this charming building dates back to 1403. The former coaching inn now offers free WiFi and limited parking for hotel residents on a first come first serve basis... read more
CT1 2HA, Canterbury, 36 Burgate
Dating back to 1438, the historic Cathedral Gate is in the heart of Canterbury. Once slept in by pilgrims, the hotel predates the adjoining gateway to Canterbury Cathedral and features wooden beams and sloping floors.... read more
CT4 7BE, Canterbury, Iffin Lane
Surrounded by scenic Kent countryside, Iffin Farmhouse is just 2 miles from historical Canterbury. With stylish rooms and free Wi-Fi, the house also offers free parking. Elegantly furnished with colourful cushions and original artwork, the... read more
£ 140.00View Rates
CT1 3DT, Canterbury, 54 New Dover Road
Situated in a Victorian villa in a quiet, tree-lined street, YHA Canterbury is just 15 minutes’ walk from Canterbury Cathedral. Guests can enjoy the cafe bar, TV lounge and games room. Most rooms contain bunk... read more
CT6 7LJ, Canterbury, 42 Busheyfields Road, Herne Bay
The Westgrange House Bed & Breakfast offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking, and features en suite rooms overlooking the Kentish countryside. Herne Bay’s seafront can be reached in a 10-minute drive. The traditionally furnished... read more
£ 495.00View Rates
CT1 3EL, Canterbury, The Old Gate Vintage Inn, 162 New Dover Road
Coupled with The Old Gate pub, this historic Canterbury hotel offers its guests a hearty menu of freshly cooked food and complimentary breakfasts. The famous Canterbury Cathedral is a pleasant 6-minute drive away, and free... read more
CT1 2NR, Canterbury, 6 Stour Street
Home to a beautiful 12th-century chapel and gardens, Greyfriars Lodge is set within the very centre of historic Canterbury. Stunning Canterbury Cathedral is just 3 minutes’ walk away, and you can enjoy free Wi-Fi, elegant... read more
£ 61.75View Rates
CT2 9AX, Canterbury, Upper Harbledown
Less than 3 miles from the historic centre of Canterbury, this luxury B&B enjoys a rural setting within its own oak woodland. It offers en suite rooms with free Wi-Fi and plenty of off-road parking... read more
£ 55.25View Rates
CT2 8AP, Canterbury, 11 Orchard Street
Located in Canterbury, The Black Horse Inn offers accommodation with free WiFi and TV, as well as a shared lounge and a garden. The bed and breakfast offers a continental or Full English/Irish breakfast. If... read more
CT2 8LN, Canterbury, 24 London Road
The Arthouse and the Fireman’s Cottage are in the trendy area of St Dunstan’s, a 10-minute stroll to the stunning historical city centre with the iconic Cathedral, thrilling cultural scene, enticing restaurants, bustling bars, and... read more
£ 85.00View Rates
CT2 8LN, Canterbury, The Studio, 24 London Road
Scandi Style Cedar house - Free on-site secure parking. Nestled away behind the big red gates is the striking modern cedar wood property located in the lively area of St Dunstan’s. Ten minutes stroll to... read more
£ 120.00View Rates
CT2 8LN, Canterbury, 25 London Road
Fireman's Cottage has a patio and is situated in Canterbury, within just 1.5 km of Canterbury East Train Station and 1.3 km of Canterbury Cathedral. The 3-star holiday home is 700 metres from Canterbury WestTrain... read more
CT3 1RU, Canterbury, Seaton Road Ickham
The Quaives - Cottages & Glamping features garden views, free WiFi and free private parking, set in Canterbury, 9 km from Canterbury Cathedral. Some units feature a dining area and/or a patio. The luxury tent... read more
£ 145.35View Rates
CT2 8NX, Canterbury, 24 Prioress Road
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Everest House is set in Canterbury, 1.5 km from Canterbury Cathedral. The 3-bedroom apartment has two modern bathrooms. Rooms include a flat-screen TV. There is a fully-equipped kitchen at... read more
£ 108.00View Rates
Shopping Hot Spot at Christmas Time
During the festive season there’s everything from pantomimes and festive shows, X-Mas events, music and carols along with Christmas markets.
For many, X-Mas holidays means one thing, shopping. There’s a traditional market held in Whitefriars Square. It has a large selection of stalls, entertainment and great food. It’s the perfect opportunity to do your shopping. Buy gifts for your loved ones and don’t forget yourself. Check out the Advent Fair, Austrian Gift Fair and the X-Mas Fair at King Edward Court.
Reserve cheap hotels or a bed and breakfast establishment in early December so you can see the Herne Bay X-Mas lights switch-on. It’s always best to book well in advance of your trip whether it’s a b&B, guest house or self-catering apartment. Holidays here are very popular at this time of year, so accommodation is at a premium.
After doing your X-Mas shopping, how about taking the kids to a panto or a festive show. They are sure to enjoy Dick Whittington, Jack and the Beanstalk, Hansel and Gretel or for you the Nutcracker Suite.
Spend a morning or afternoon shopping in one of the many local markets before going to a Christmas carol service. There are also family carol concerts and other X-Mas events.
After an evening’s entertainment what could be better returning to your cheap bed and breakfast, hotels or apartment? Check online for the best b&b accommodation for your festive holidays this year. Rooms are bright and airy with everything you could wish for. Enjoy a delicious full English breakfast each morning when staying in a b&b.
Accommodation for a X-Mas break
The best cheap hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation in Canterbury can be found online. If shopping is your thing how about reserving a b&b not far from a market? Being central will give you lots of time to explore the city and soak up the X-Mas atmosphere.
There’s the chance for the children to meet Santa Claus, go on a bear hunt at the Gulbenkian Theatre or decorate the town Christmas tree at the Beach Creative Community Arts Centre.
When it comes to dining out there’s a good range of restaurants, cafes, tea rooms, pubs and bars. Remember to set some time aside to relax in your comfy accommodation, ready for the next day.
Christmas Markets and Shopping 2023 in Canterbury
Christmas Markets : there is X-mas market held in Canterbury at Whitefriars Shopping Centre featuring over 40 colourful cabins selling seasonal produce, gifts, decorations, and food and drink, in addition to 60+ top brand stores in the shopping center. Christmas Market & Fair is held from November to December in 2023.
Address : Whitefriars Shopping Centre, Canterbury, CT1 2TF
X-Mas Shopping : There is great shopping from global brands to unique independent stores, as well as plenty of eating and drinking with an amazing range of coffee houses, teashops, pubs and restaurants. Main shopping areas include the Cathedral Quarter from Sun Street up to the end of Burgate and the Castle Quarter on St Margaret’s Street.
The pedestrianised main street is called The High Street (St George’s Street, The Parade, High Street and St Peter’s Street). Other main shopping streets include Rose Lane, St Margaret’s Street and Burgate. Lovely little independent shops and boutiques can be found in the city’s King’s Mile, which is the historic area of Guildhall Street, Palace Street, The Borough and Northgate.
Top brands stores can be found at Whitefriars Shopping centre, as is Fenwick department store.