Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3D0, United Kingdom
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Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
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Very Good
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Average
13%
42
Poor
6%
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Terrible
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10

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 41% more than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Solo64
  • Business54

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Forum Posts

A day trip to Canterbury from Wembley

by bijalsa

Hey All,

We are planning a day trip to Canterbury in end of December from Wembley. It takes around 1.30 hrs one-way. Is one day enough for Canterbury and do you suggest any other cities of interest that I can club in with Canterbury?

Thanks.

Re: A day trip to Canterbury from Wembley

by Andrew_W_K

Yes, Rochester is on the way and it's a nice little city with a cathedral & a castle. Spend and hour here and have a cup of coffee.

Re: A day trip to Canterbury from Wembley

by traveltime10

Perhaps you could include Dover?

Re: A day trip to Canterbury from Wembley

by hawkhead

I think you might as well just go to Canterbury. At the end of December it gets dark early, so your daylight viewing hours are limited. There's enough to see in Canterbury to take up a day.

Re: A day trip to Canterbury from Wembley

by bijalsa

Thanks all for quick response. There is a little change in our itinerary. We were planning to go to Edinburgh for couple days but are thinking of skipping it since it is 7.00 hrs train ride from Wembley. In that case do you suggest we stay over night in Canterbury and visit other cities of interest (Dover) or is Edinburgh worth half-day travel.

Thanks again

Re: A day trip to Canterbury from Wembley

by leics

Edinburgh is definitely worth the travel time. Have a look at the VT pages to see why (use the searchbox top right).

But if you prefer not to do this, then can I suggest you visit Winchester and/or Salisbury as well as Canterbury (not on the same day, of course)? Both are easily accessible from London, full of history and, of course, from Salisbury you can also visit Stonehenge.

www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times, details and fares.

Info on the bus from Salisbury raiulway station to Stonehenge:

http://www.thestonehengetour.info/

Re: A day trip to Canterbury from Wembley

by Andrew_W_K

Edinburgh J? On the way to Canterbury? Did you get your forums muxed ip?

Re: A day trip to Canterbury from Wembley

by leics

No. The OP mentions Edinburgh in the post above mine.

Re: A day trip to Canterbury from Wembley

by Andrew_W_K

I missed that one. Appy Polly Lodgies.

Re: A day trip to Canterbury from Wembley

by leics

No problemo. :-)

Re: A day trip to Canterbury from Wembley

by cubsur

Canterbury is a very good place to visit for one day from London as there are 2,000 ywars of history to examine. The journey itself by train is through some pleassant countryside. Of course if you are driving you will be concerntraiting on the highway.

There are plenty of indoor attractions in Canterbury if it rains. It's only worth spending so much time (and money!) getting to Edinburgh if intending to spend a couple of days there - in winter it gets dark at 3pm up there.

Just a thought - 'end December'. I hope you don't mean 26th, when no trains are running owing to public holiday, 28th (another public holiday when a lot of things will be closed) or 31st when everything closes early for New Year's Eve!

Re: A day trip to Canterbury from Wembley

by leics

28th December is only a UK public holiday this year because 26th (Boxing Day, a public holiday) falls on a Saturday.

You can safely assume that public transport on 26th will be limited, as it will be on 28th (and 1st). 'Sunday' or 'holiday' services will run.

All transport services 'wind down' in the late afternoon/early evening of 24th and 31st.

There is no public transport whatsoever on 25th (apart from bus services to/from some airports).

Re: A day trip to Canterbury from Wembley

by hawkhead

There are no "public' trains on the 26th - by that I mean e.g. East Coast, South West, Midlands Mainline and so on. Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect are running.

Travel Tips for Canterbury

Canterbury in spring :)

by Jenniflower

Canterbury is picturesque anyway, but the flowers that came out, it being the start of spring, were simply lovely.

Some of the gardens are so ordered and geometric in look... so EXACT. I am definately a fan of the more wild variety, but ordered gardens have a place in towns like this. This garden is near the Westgate Towers. The time and effort and pride were well appreciated! :)

The Interior Of Canterbury Cathedral...

by coceng

Canterbury is the origins of The English Christianity. It is the site where St. Augustine, the monk sent by Gregory the Great to Christianize the English, baptized King Etherbert of Kent on Whit Sunday in 597. Augustine became the first Archbishop of Canterbury, and his church, dedicated to Christ Jesus, was later burned by the Danes during the reign of Archbishop Alphege.

More of Abbey of St Augustine

by shrimp56

The abbey was originally named Abbey of Sts.. Peter and Paul. Augustine decided to remain in Canterbury even though the pope preferred London as the churchs English base. St. A. died in 604CE and was buried in the church of this abbey, which was later renamed in his honor.
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There isn't much left, but the sensation of the earliest church history in England is very strong as you walk through the remaining ruins.

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by whitecliff62 about THE MARLOWES

Although we never ate at this restaurant, but everytime we went past it was packed to the rafters so that says to me that it must have a lot going for it, all those people can't be wrong can they. Itb also doubles up as a great cocktail bar, and guess what, you can even bring your own wine to drink They are open all day and serve a wicked all day breakfast that fills the plate

Fantastic Lunches

by kentishgirl about The Bishops Finger

Ok this is a pub and not a restaurant but the lunches in here are amazing!
I go here quite a lot as its really close to where I work, its inexpensive and the food is great.

Its a usual English pub, they have a tv, a small garden, and in the evening its a real student place. Their Cumberland sausages are lush, with mash or served in a sandwich.....baguette,ciabatta, thick bread...with red onions.

The mussells are gorg as well!

Today I had the beer battered cod and chips with salad...BEAUTIFUL!!!

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Address: New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3D0, United Kingdom