The pleasant red-brick buildings of Kent College are situated in a semi-rural position overlooking the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury. The school sits in 80 acres (32 hectares) of land with extensive sports’ fields, a School Farm and a Riding Centre.
The centre of Canterbury, with its wide selection of shops and restaurants is a 5-minute journey by car, while the school sports’ fields back on to Blean Woods, one of the largest areas of ancient woodland in England. Pupils get the best of both worlds – a healthy, safe environment close to beautiful countryside, but with easy access to Canterbury’s excellent facilities including theatres, cinemas and its world-heritage cathedral. The pretty seaside town of Whitstable, famous for its oysters and its beautiful shingle beaches, is 15 minutes away by car.
We are very fortunate to be located in Canterbury in the South-East of England. This beautiful, ancient city is one of the jewels in the county of Kent’s crown. At the heart of the walled city is Canterbury Cathedral begun in 597AD by St Augustine and is still welcoming pilgrims today. Fascinating medieval streets such as the King’s Mile and Cathedral Quarter provide many small independent shops and there are numerous bustling cafes and restaurants. With 3 universities and numerous Arts festivals and theatres, Canterbury has a vibrant and creative atmosphere and yet manages to remain a small, friendly and safe community which still welcomes pilgrims today.
Visiting the area
Information about visiting Canterbury and the surrounding area can be found at www.canterbury.co.uk. Information about accommodation can be found at: www.canterbury.co.uk/site/scripts/places_to_stay.php
Kent: The Garden of England
Henry VIII is said to have given Kent the accolade of “The Garden of England” owing to its abundant agriculture, hops and fruit farms. Our corner of England has spectacular coastline views, rolling green hills, stunning
castles, elegant stately homes and gardens, as well as beautiful beaches and exhilarating foot and cycle trails.
Within 10 minutes of Canterbury is the seaside town of Whitstable, famous for its oysters, picturesque lanes and seafood restaurants.
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