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Visiting the IHGS

The Institute is located in the historic Northgate area of Canterbury just 5 minutes walk from the ancient Cathedral. The building is easily recognisable with its heraldic shields and Georgian frontage and is half way down Northgate Street.

Arriving By Car

Being an ancient city, car parking is at a premium in Canterbury although there are several car parks within a few minutes walk of the Institute, with a maximum 12 hour stay.

St Radigund's car park can be found at postcode CT1 2AA

Northgate car park can be found at postcode CT1 1BL

A PDF from Canterbury City Council provides more information and can be downloaded here

Arriving By Train

We are just a 10 minute walk from either Canterbury East or West stations. Canterbury West is less than an hour away from London St Pancras International, via the high speed HS1 line. Regular services also run from Charing Cross and Victoria, taking approximately 90 minutes.

Further details of tickets and times can be found at the train operator South Eastern

Staying In Canterbury

For those wishing to extend their visit, Canterbury offers a lot to see and do. Whilst the Cathedral is the heart of the city, there are many other museums and attractions and, of course, for those with Kentish ancestors a visit to the Cathedral Archives is a must. Canterbury is a thriving tourist and university City with many pubs, restaurants, hotels and guest houses to suit all budgets. Canterbury Tourist Information provides further information including accommodation lists.