In the southeast of England is Canterbury, an iconic cathedral town with a rich history that attracts both tourists and students. With its ancient Roman-built walls and idyllic cobbled streets, this large and thriving city has lots to offer students. See what makes this city so great with our student accommodation in Canterbury.

Canterbury student accommodation at a glance

If you want your student flats in Canterbury to be right in the heart of the city, check out Palamon Court. This modern accommodation has both studio and ensuite rooms, as well as everything you need right in the building, such as a gym, kitchen, dining room, games rooms, and plenty of social and study spaces. You’re only a 5-minute walk from the city centre with loads of shops and restaurants, and only a 13-minute walk to Canterbury Christ Church University or a bus ride away from the University of Kent, Canterbury, and Medway.

If you’re looking for private student accommodation in Canterbury that is right next to the Canterbury Christ Church University, have a look at Rhodaus Court. This contemporary accommodation offers shared and private accommodation options, as well as an on-site gym, cinema room, kitchen facilities, and a beautiful courtyard for when the weather is warm. It’s smack-bang in the middle of the city, with everything you need on your doorstep making these Canterbury student halls some of the best the city has to offer.

There’s lots of student accommodation in Canterbury to choose from, but make sure you take a look at Alma Court. With a range of studio and ensuite rooms on available, there’s something to suit everyone, as well as great communal and study spaces for when you need a break from your room. There is also a games area and cinema room that doubles as a virtual gym. Location-wise, you’re only a 14-minute walk to Canterbury Christ Church University or a bus ride away from the University of Kent, Canterbury, and Medway.

For Canterbury student accommodation that suits every budget, check out Pavilion Court. This comfortable accommodation offers a range of both private and shared rooms, as well as an on-site gym, great communal and study spaces, and even has a Sainsbury’s on the ground floor. It’s right in the city centre so you’ve got lots of bars, restaurants, and activities nearby, and it’s only a 19-minute walk to Canterbury Christ Church University or a bus ride away from the University of Kent, Canterbury, and Medway.

Canterbury at a glance

Student travel in Canterbury

Canterbury is an easy city to get around due to its great bus, train, and cycling options. Most Canterbury student halls are within walking distance to Canterbury Christ Church University, but for other campuses, you’ll need to get a mode of public transport.

By Bus

Stagecoach is the main bus provider in Canterbury and connects the city to Herne Bay, Whitstable, and all the local villages. The bus is a useful way to navigate the city as a student, especially for those attending the University of Kent, Canterbury, and Medway which is a trip out of the city centre. For timetables and ticket prices, click here.

By Train

Canterbury is a well-connected city by train, taking you between London St Pancras International and Canterbury West in just 51-minutes. The service is run by Southeastern Railways and connects you to not only London but other major cities and towns, such as Dover, Margate, and Faversham.

By Bike

Cycling is a great way to get around any city, especially for budget and eco-conscious students. Canterbury is a great city if cycling is a preferred option for you, with bike lanes and trails, as well as Kent Cycle Hire, a bike hire service for those of you who don’t own your own bike. It’s also worth noting that most Canterbury student accommodation has bike storage, so bringing your bike from home is easy.

Featured neighbourhoods around Canterbury student halls

City Centre

If you’re looking for student accommodation that is right in the action, then student flats in Canterbury city centre could be for you.  With a great range of accommodation options that are close to Canterbury Christ Church University, everything you need is right at your fingertips, including a great selection of bars and restaurants that have a great student atmosphere. We recommend hitting up the Citi Terrace, The Pound, and Alberrys for a great night out. Or, learn about the rich history of Canterbury by visiting the many historical sites scattered around the popular city.

Hales Place

Hales Place is north of the city centre, but perfect for students attending the University of Kent, Canterbury, and Medway. This quieter suburb is more affordable than the city centre, and still has a fun selection of local bars and pubs for when you don’t feel like jumping on a bus into the city. Try the Ye Olde Beverlie or try one of the multiple bars and places to eat on the actual campus itself.

Wincheap

Southeast of the city is Wincheap, a popular area for students due to its affordability. While there isn’t as much happening as in the city centre, it’s still a great area for students to call home. With large supermarkets nearby like Morrisons, as well as great bus links to the city and university campuses, there are lots of positives for finding Canterbury student accommodation in Wincheap.

Canterbury student accommodation  FAQs

Is Canterbury good for students?

Canterbury is a great city for students due to the three higher educational establishments that are in and around the city. This creates a buzzing student community and great Canterbury student accommodation options.

Where do students live in Canterbury?

There are lots of great student flats in Canterbury. The main areas students live in are the city centre, Hales Place, St Dunstan’s and Wincheap, all with different budget options. If you’re interested in how students pay for accommodation, check out our guide.

What is the best way to search for student accommodation in Canterbury?

Mystudenthalls.com is the best place to look for student accommodation in Canterbury, of course! We have lots of great accommodation choices depending on your needs and budget, including ensuites and shared options, and we also have some great guides to the different types of student accommodation.

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