Canterbury Aire (park and ride)

Canterbury Park and ride on New Dover Road has a Motorhome Aire where you can stay for up to 48 hours for the price of a day parking ticket. This is one of the first councils in the UK to do such a project and we are very grateful for this.
On site they have provided water and waste water removal and there are also toilets near the bus stop. You can enter any time up till 20:30 when the barriers will be closed for entry but still open for getting out.
Next to the Aire is The Old Gate Inn. This serves very good food and beer. Also in the morning if you do not fancy cooking breakfast, then a short walk over to the Inn, you can get a lovely breakfast.
The buses run from 07:00 till 19:30 but if you are staying in town till late then you ticket will also work on the B15, B16, B17 which at the time we was here had a late bus at 23:30.
Canterbury is a historic cathedral city with stunning old buildings, retail shopping, bars and restaurants. If this is your first visit the Canterbury then you will not be disappointed. The beautiful cathedral, which is worth a visit, dominates the streets. If you enjoy eating out then you will be spoiled for choice. There are hundreds of eating places from pubs, top class restaurants, cafes and bakeries to take away and food shops. In the evening the town comes to life with music bars and dancing. When we was here we had lunch at The Old Buttermarket which served excellent food, followed by an evening meal at The Foundry Brew Pub which again serves great food and is also a working craft brewery serving their own ales. If you fancy a walk around the working brewery then give them a call to book your visit. If you want to explorer Canterbury by water then get in touch with Canterbury Historic River Tours who run a river cruise from the town center.
So this is a great location for a night out in Canterbury at a reasonable price. But if you are just passing through to France then you are in luck as this is also nicely located for easy access to the Channel Tunnel and not too far from the port of Dover.


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