UKOLN University of Kent Institutional Web Management Workshop 2003:
About The University Of Kent

About Canterbury

England's most famous cathedral city, Canterbury sits in one of the most attractive corners of rural Kent and has been welcoming visitors for over 2,000 years. The city is easy to reach by road, rail, air and sea. With part of the city designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Canterbury today is a delightful mixture of architecture, history, arts and culture, museums, shops of every description, visitor attractions and good restaurants and pubs.

The city has been a significant player in England's history since its beginnings as the Roman settlement of Durovernum. It was to Canterbury that Augustine came in AD597, sent from Rome to bring Christianity to England. Ruins of the abbey he founded, now an English Heritage site, stand just outside the city walls in Longport. Along with the Cathedral and England's oldest parish church of St Martin, St Augustine's Abbey makes up the city's World Heritage Site.

Canterbury is only 56 miles from London on the M2/A2. Regular trains run to and from London Victoria, Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge - journey time is approximately 90 minutes. The Channel ports are less than 20 miles distant, and it is only 30 minutes drive to the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone or the Eurostar terminal at Ashford.

Further information about Canterbury is available at
<> and <>


There are two stations in Canterbury, East and West - if you are planning on catching a bus or taking a taxi to the University it does not really matter which station you arrive at. Canterbury West is about a 15-20 minute walk to the University.

Maps giving directions are available at <> and <>.

University Campus

A map of the University campus is available at <> (PDF format).

Facilities at the University

Information on facilities available at the University campus is available at <>

There are two bars that will be open during the Workshop. A bar situated at Keynes College and Origins which is a Tex/Mex bistro with a bar. Food is usually available between 4.00 - 8.30pm.


Accommodation for most delegates will be located at Keynes College: these are basic en-suite student rooms.

Further information on accommodation is available at <>

Breakfast will be held from 8.00am - 9.00am every morning in Rutherford College Dining Hall.

Last modified: 9th June 2003