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Despite its tiny size, Canterbury is one of the most popular attractions in the United Kingdom. And with good reason. It has a long and interesting history. St Martin's Church, one of England's oldest of its sort, is still standing and in operation. The University of Kent, University for the Creative Arts (UCA), and Canterbury Christ Church University are the three best Universities in Canterbury that overseas students should be aware of (CCCU). These universities have risen to unprecedented heights over the years by prioritising students' complete development. Finding student flats in Canterbury located within the vicinity of these universities as well as the major attractions is a simple and hassle-free process. 

There is definitely something for every type of student, with a large range of pubs, restaurants, and activities close to your private student accommodation Canterbury UK. There are many venues in Canterbury to taste new and unexpected food when it comes to drinking and dining. Canterbury is perfect for theatregoers. We shouldn't have to explain why Marlowe Theatre is a must-see. This is a space where students can not only watch but also participate in some events. It is named after the famous playwright Christopher Marlowe. Along with these attractions, the city has a low cost of living and a low cost of student places in Canterbury.

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Canterbury has many top universities located in the city, hence the student population has a wide variety of comfortable, opulent, yet reasonably priced en-suites, studios and shared student flats in Canterbury to choose from. student accommodation in Canterburry has a lot of benefits for university students. Based on the tenant's preferences, they range from expensive student apartments to affordable student housing in Canterbury. Most student houses in canterbury are all-inclusive and offer many perks to tenants. UniAcco provides some of the top choices for student accommodation in Canterbury - 


  • Alma Court - Alma Court is a Canterbury accommodation located at the centre of the historic town. It is the perfect property for students looking for a beautiful and comfortable stay while at university. Public transport is easily accessible from around here and universities like the University of Kent and the Canterbury Christ Church University are nearby.


  • Pavilion Court - The Pavilion Court in Canterbury, is a fantastic place to live as a student. This student accommodation in Canterbury is located near some of the top universities. Its easy accessibility to such universities makes it a popular hub for domestic and international students. Throughout their stay at Pavilion Court, they can explore the vibrant city for entertainment and weekend activities.


  • Parham Student Village - Living at Parham Student Village in Canterbury makes it easier for students to travel to all the prime areas. Within a short distance, students can find the cityside lined with a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, etc. Transportation is effortlessly available for students who want to travel to the city or university from their apartment. Railway stations and bus depots are a few minutes away from this student accommodation in Canterbury. Hospitals and health centres are conveniently located nearby. 


  • Canterbury Student Village - This private student accommodation in Canterbury provides en-suite rooms and studios. Canterbury Christchurch is the nearest university. The University of Kent, UCA and Canterbury College are also some of the other nearby universities. Canterbury East, as well as West, are easily accessible train stations, located at a short ride distance. 


About Canterbury

Canterbury is a cathedral and university city in the South East of England. There are around 30,000 students in the city making it a hub for international students from all over the world. Student accommodation in Canterbury is perfect for students who want to keep their privacy while having a wonderful time at their university. Living in Canterbury is like living in a mediaeval settlement and the city is also the residence and scene for Geoffrey Chaucer's tales! Its wonderful gardens encircling the stream Stour, as well as its picturesque cobbled alleyways crowded with occasional individual tea houses and cafes are excellent places to explore and socialise. In contrast, the massive Westgate Towers, Canterbury Cathedral and even the remains of the public bathhouses in Waterstone's basement are beautiful spots to visit. Canterbury also has Canterbury Christ Church University, which is a popular university for students who want to acquire a quality education when they move abroad. Other nearby universities such as the University for the Creative Arts, the University of Kent and Canterbury College are located in the city. All these universities are located in close proximity to some of the off-campus student houses in Canterbury.


Cost of Living in Canterbury

The cost of housing, groceries, transportation, and other living expenditures can add up quickly for those living in student accommodation in Canterbury. Here is a breakdown of the cost of living in Canterbury as a student -


  Expense  Monthly Cost (GBP) 
  Off-Campus Accommodation   396
  On-Campus Accommodation   472
  Food (60 meals)     324
  Utilities  238
  Transportation  97
  Groceries  83
  Clothes  83
  Entertainment  52


Canterbury Transportation

Canterbury's transportation system is nearly faultless and all the transportation links are easily accessible. This smooth linkage is made specifically for students, to accommodate the steady influx of students which is expanding year after year. Many cabs can be seen which are also the primary mode of transportation if any student is in a hurry. Students can also rent bicycles to explore the city, take a bus or travel by train. Let's take a look at some of the transportation options when getting around the city from the popular student lets in Canterbury - 


Students can travel swiftly between Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable and all the nearby communities with the outstanding bus services provided by the city. They can also schedule a trip with a bus company called ‘Stagecoach South East’ in Kent and East Sussex. 

Note: Some universities have joined with Stagecoach to provide students with discounts on daily transportation.


Regular trains run between all of the city's major neighbourhoods, making commuting effortless. Students can travel in just 51 minutes between London St. Pancras International and Canterbury West with Southeastern's high-speed trains. Alternatively, students can go to Canterbury East, which is only a five-minute walk from the city centre. There are numerous additional train routes that connect various areas with thousands of different locations.


All of the most well-liked attractions and neighbourhood hotspots are accessible via the city’s designated bike routes. Students can hire a bike from ‘Kent Cycles’ and explore the city around their student accommodation in Canterbury for a day.


Canterbury Attractions

In the intriguing city of Canterbury, there is plenty to do for everyone. It is a fantastic location for international students to have fun away from their student accommodation in Canterbury. Every student who wishes to explore and step outside of their comfort zone while living in a new city will find that Canterbury is vibrant and welcoming with a booming nightlife, mouthwatering cuisines and great attractions -

  • St Augustine's Abbey

St. Augustine's Abbey, an English Heritage property just outside the city walls was founded in 597. The foundations of the former Abbey Church, as well as the graves of St. Augustine, King Ethelbert and his wife Queen Bertha, have been discovered near St. Augustine's Gate and the Cemetery Gate. Excavated relics of the early Saxon Church of St. Pancras contain rare Roman artefacts which are also on display.

  • Canterbury's Old City.

Many antique timber-framed structures can be found in Canterbury's pedestrianised Old City. In narrow Mercery Lane, there is an unbroken sequence of particularly magnificent buildings with typical overhanging upper floors, many of which predate Queen Elizabeth I. The Tudor Queen Elizabeth's Guest Chamber (famous for its exquisite plasterwork) is one outstanding survivor. The Chequer of the Hope on the corner of Mercery Lane is the successor to Chaucer's pilgrim hostel mentioned in The Canterbury Tales. 


  • Beaney House Of Knowledge And Art

Those interested in culture can also pay a visit to the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge. This intriguing complex (part museum, library and art gallery) features an excellent collection of paintings, engravings and prints, as well as European ceramics, Asian porcelain, and Anglo-Saxon jewellery. The structure itself is a perfect tourist attraction, designed in an elegant Tudor-revival style and constructed in the late 19th century. It was completely refurbished and reopened in 2012 with the Marlowe Theatre located just a stone's throw away.


  • Canterbury Cathedral 

Canterbury Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also one of the country's most significant (and oldest) Christian constructions, with elements from numerous architectural styles dating back centuries. This iconic landmark is famed for being the site of Archbishop Thomas Becket's murder in 1170. It is a must-see while in Canterbury. 


  • Cathedral Precincts.

The Cathedral Precincts, which encircle Canterbury Cathedral are perfect for touring. The most interesting buildings are located to the north of the cathedral and are clustered around Green Court. The roofed Norman staircase going up to King's School Hall is a particular attraction. King's School, one of the world's oldest institutions (established approximately AD 600), produced many renowned Englishmen, including dramatists such as Christopher Marlowe and William Somerset Maugham.

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