Welcome to Rohan Canterbury from Dave and the team.
Rohan returns to Canterbury. Many people will know Dave, and his team Sarah and Chelsie, from the previous shop at 45 Burgate and we are really looking forward to welcoming our loyal customers, and new faces, to our new shop at 16 Palace Street.
Address: 16 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DZ.
Telephone: 01227 786371.
Monday 10:00 – 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 – 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 – 17:30
Thursday 09:00 – 17:30
Friday 09:00 – 17:30
Saturday 09:00 – 17:30
Sunday 10:00 – 16:00
Directions to our shop: Palace Street, also known as The King’s Mile, is in the heart of the mediaeval city centre of Canterbury, to the west of the Cathedral, only two minute’s walk from the High Street. We’re about five minutes walk from the bus station, and ten minutes walk from both railway stations.
Canterbury is in East Kent, about 55 miles east-south-east of London. Railway transport been much improved by the High-Speed rail link, which whisks you from St Pancras Station in London to Canterbury West Station in under an hour. If you’re coming to Canterbury by car, it’s a good idea to use the Park and Ride scheme which will deliver you to the bus station, on the edge of the pedestrianised city centre.
Canterbury is an English cathedral city, the centre of the Anglican church, and a UNESCO World Heritage site, so is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country. The hundreds of years of rich history can be seen everywhere: our shop is in a listed building, situated next door to Conquest House, reputed to be the meeting place of the four knights who killed Thomas Becket in the cathedral in 1170. In the nineteenth century, our building was used to make stays, corsetry and straw hats, then by an upholsterer and auctioneer, and was The Albion pub from the 1850’s until the First World War. More recently it has been used by a hairdresser and a number of jewellers.
Local Knowledge: Walking is the best way to enjoy the heart of Canterbury – there are several tour groups operating guided walks around Canterbury. As well as the Cathedral and its grounds, Canterbury has many other attractions and is home to three universities. Chaucerian references can be seen all over the city, from place names and businesses to The Canterbury Tales attraction on St. Margaret’s street. Greyfriar’s Lodge (the destination for the pilgrims within the tales) still exists, established in the 13th century, and stands as the gateway to one of the City’s largest park spaces, Greyfriar’s garden.
Another way to enjoy the sights of Canterbury is by taking a river tour along the Stour, which winds through the city centre past the imposing Westgate Towers. Walkers and cyclists can take advantage of the many off-road paths and tracks around Canterbury, along the River Stour west to Chartham and Chilham, and east to Stodmarsh, Grove Ferry and beyond. Local long-distance walks include the Saxon Shore Way and the North Downs Way.
The city has a lively nightlife, with many bars, restaurants and pubs open late throughout the city centre, many hosting live music, theatre and stand up comedy. As well as this, Canterbury is home to two theatres, The New Marlowe and The Gulbenkian, presenting a wide range of theatre, dance and comedy. The Canterbury Festival, held annually, provides a great mix of world class theatre, live music, comedy, dance and film, ranging from big name performers to fringe theatre produced by local, national and international groups.
Canterbury, like every town and city in the land these days, has a wide selection of national restaurant and coffee bar chains, but Palace Street/The Kings Mile remains fiercely independent (as does Rohan!) and has a wealth of locally-owned coffee bars, restaurants and shops, all of which are worth a visit.
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