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Useful Information on Canterbury

The information presented on these Canterbury pages is based on the Canterbury City Centre Street Map and Guide

The telephone dialling code for Canterbury is 01227. The country code for the UK is +44.

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE, 34 St. Margaret's Street, Canterbury, Kent. Tel: 01227 766567. Open in summer 9.30-17.30 daily, and in Winter 9.30-17.00 Monday to Saturday. The Centre can provide details about attractions in and around Canterbury, and offers a wide range of guidebooks, maps, postcards and gifts. Many other services are available to make sure that your visit runs smoothly including car hire, Bureau de change, and the Book-A-Bed-Ahead Scheme. The Centre is also the ticket booking office for cross-channel ferries and National Express coaches.
The Centre provides tickets and is the departure point for the Canterbury Walks.

There is also an Information Centre (open 8.30-16.00 in summer, 9.00-16.00 in winter), Canterbury Tales ticket desk, and bureau de change (summer only) at Kingsmead Coach Park (off E1), and in the summer there is an information desk at the Bus Station (D4).

Canterbury Bookings Ltd. are based at the Visitor Centre, and sell tickets for concerts, regional and West End theatre, and other local events. Tel: 455600.

DISABILITY INFORMATION: DIAL Kent, Tel: 771155. For help and advice on access, parking and shopping. A 24 hour answerphone is provided when volunteers aren't available.


WEATHER: Weathercall for Kent and Sussex Tel: 0891 505302.

Or, for the current local weather forecast and a 10-day weather forecast, visit

EMERGENCY: In an emergency dial 999.
Police Station, Old Dover Road (D5) Tel: 762055.
Hospital: Kent and Canterbury, Ethelbert Road, Canterbury (off D5). Tel: 766877.

LIBRARY: Public Library, The Beaney Institute, High Street (C3). Tel: 463608. Open Monday & Tuesday 9.30-18.00, Wednesday 9.30-17.00, Thursday & Friday 9.30-19.00, Saturday 9.00-17.00.

POST OFFICE: 19a St. George's Street (above W H Smith) (D3). Tel: 08457 223344. Open Monday to Friday 9.00-17.30, Saturday 9.00-12.30.

American Express, 29 High Street (C3). Tel: 784865.
Canterbury Eurochange, Visitor Information Centre, St. Margaret's Street (C3). Tel: 785486.
Thomas Cook, Kingsmead Coach Park (off E1) summer only.

Barclays, 9 St. George's Street (D4).
Lloyds, 49 High Street (C3).
Midland, Whitefriars Centre (D4).
NatWest, 7 St. George's Street (C3).
Royal Bank of Scotland, 14 Rose Lane (C4).
TSB, 3 Rose Lane (C4).

CAMPING & CARAVANNING CLUB SITE, Bekesbourne Lane (follow Longport (F4) for 1.5 miles east of the city centre). Non-members welcome. Tel: 463216.

YOUTH HOSTEL: Ellerslie, 54 New Dover Road (off F5). Tel: 462911.

For further information about Canterbury, including a free visitor pack, please contact the Canterbury Tourist Information Centre.

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