Canterbury Information



The average daily temperature in July is in the mid-to-high 60°F. Check the current local forecast here.



The official currency in Canterbury, England is the British Pound. Click here for currency conversion.
Credit cards are widely accepted in Canterbury, but they are not accepted everywhere. Carrying some cash is recommended, especially in restaurants and smaller stores.  ATMs are the easiest way to withdraw cash from your home account - ensure you inform your bank before traveling abroad and be aware that you may be charged for cash withdrawals.  It is advisable to exchange some cash before traveling to Canterbury, England. 



In the United Kingdom the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 230 Volts and the standard frequency is 50 Hertz. If you travel with a device that does not accept 230 Volts and 50 Hertz, you will need to bring a voltage converter with you. You may also need a plug adapter if your appliance's plug has a different shape.



Made famous by Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the university city boasts some of England’s finest medieval architecture, including one of its oldest cathedrals.

It is a major tourist destination for both domestic and overseas visitors:

  • Check out the stunning castles, heritage sites, stately homes, and museums.
  • Visit Canterbury’s art galleries and theatres in the local area. 
  • Explore Canterbury, England’s beautiful green spaces, from wild woodland to landscaped gardens.
Top Attractions in Canterbury, England:
  • Canterbury Cathedral 
  • Dover Castle
  • St Augustine's Abbey
  • St Martin's Church
  • Herne Bay and the surrounding countryside
  • Howletts Wild Animal Park
  • The Historic District  


Visit the Tourism Bureau website for more information on traveling to Canterbury.