Canterbury Cathedral Lodge: Historic luxury right on the cathedral grounds
The Canterbury Cathedral Lodge is both luxurious and accessible, situated within walking distance of most of Canterburys attractions and right on the grounds of the famed cathedral. Enjoy this historic city and all its attractions from the welcoming comfort of this four-star property. As its namesake, the cathedral is just a quick walk from the Lodge, and Lodge guests all receive free admission to the cathedral, normally a 9.00 value. There are 35 individually designed and furnished guest rooms at the Lodge as well as lower-priced Cathedral Value rooms right next door for travelers looking for budget accommodation. Guests will love the Lodges private walks and gardens for a scenic and relaxing stroll with great views of the cathedral.
Most rooms at the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge offer cathedral views and all have private bathrooms. All rooms have free broadband internet connectivity, LCD TVs, direct dial telephones, and tea and coffee facilities, and all room rates include a full English breakfast. Breakfast at the Lodge is served in the Refectory Restaurant, where there is a terrace for al fresco breakfasts during summer. The Refectory does not serve lunch or dinner, but guests of the Lodge can walk for just minutes to find restaurants and cafes to suit any taste. Guests may also visit Canterburys exceptional daily farmers market.
At two minutes from the city center in the Precincts district, the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge is your best bet for a convenient four-star property in Canterbury. The city makes for a lovely weekend getaway from London at a train ride of an hour and 25 minutes from the capital. Guests of the Lodge can park at the public parking area five minutes from the Lodge and can purchase parking vouchers at reception. Explore the World Heritage Site that consists of the cathedral grounds, St. Augustines Abbey and St. Martins Church. It was here in this city where the famous characters of Chaucers Canterbury Tales ended their pilgrimages. Visiting some of Canterburys many museums can shed some light on this fascinating history. The Canterbury Festival, or Kents International Arts Festival, is also held here. Check out the citys many sightseeing tours, including river tours and ghost tours.
Schedule a meeting or conference right on the grounds of Canterburys cathedral and right in the heart of the citys action for an especially memorable event. The masterpiece of the Canterbury Cathedral Lodges many function spaces is the Clagett Auditorium, a space with award-winning design, theater lighting, balcony spaces and built-in audio and visual technologies. The Lodges Auditorium has space for up to 250 delegates. Another excellent function room is the Kentish Barn, with versatile amenities and excellent cathedral views. The Chapter House and Cloisters provide one of the most formal and elegant meeting venues of the Lodge, with medieval stained glass, a Priors seat and oak features. It can accommodate up to 400 guests for a standing reception. Open-air meetings, dinners and receptions may also be held in the Lodges Garden.