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.
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The Abode Canterbury
Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom (UK)|www.abodehotels.co.uk|
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When the Abode opened in Canterbury there was a huge sigh of relief; finally this beautiful city had somewhere chic and comfortable to stay.
It’s location – right in the middle of the pedestrianised High Street – couldn’t be better; everything, from the impressive Cathedral, to the boutiques and quirky stores around the Buttermarket, is a short stroll away.
Affordable, and equally welcoming to couples, friends or family, it’s a sleek but unpretentious boutique hotel. The champagne bar – all scarlet leather chairs and an original beamed ceiling – is a great spot to kick off the evening.
For a special treat, book the Fabulous Suite, which boasts a private decked rooftop terrace.
Walk out of the Abode and you’re plunged into the heart of Kent’s liveliest town – the hotel is situated right on the High Street, with its jumble of medieval and more contemporary buildings, housing cafes, restaurants and shops. Inevitably this mean it isn’t the quietest spot to stay, as there are several lively pubs nearby.
The upside is that everything is within walking distance. The Cathedral, home of the Church of England, is a few steps away, as is the River Stour and a wide array of shops and cafés, clustered together on cobbled side-streets that twist of the High Street, dating back centuries.
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