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Last updated: 30 December, 2023
Expert travel writer: Annabelle Thorpe

History seeps out of the walls at the House of Agnes, which dates back to the 15th century, and is mentioned in Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield 

The restored main house has eight elegant bedrooms, with eight more in the equally-old stables. On warm days the beautiful walled garden – the largest in the city – is a complete joy; the honesty bar in the small lounge offers locally-produced beers, along with soft drinks and wine. 

The cherry on the cake is Agnes’ location, just 200m from Canterbury West station, making it perfect for a car-free weekend. 

Surrounding area

The House of Agnes is ideally situated on St Dunstans, a street that runs down to the historic Westgate – an arched tower that marks the beginning of the High Street. In the day it tends to be quite busy with traffic, but it’s away from the main tourist sites so it does quieten down in the evening. 

Canterbury West station, and the Goods Shed – the city’s daily farmers market and restaurant, is just 200m walk away. The main high street, shops and restaurants are two minutes’ walk in the other direction. 


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Kent, United Kingdom (UK)

Facade of Canterbury Cathedral illuminated at night

A character-filled, historic and lively town rich in British history dating back to Roman times. The spectacular cathedral is the home of the Church of England.