July 13 - July 16 seem very popular dates to be in Canterbury. No lodging for two that I can find within walking distance of the Cathedral, which is, for me, the primary attraction.
I do so like to walk when out of L.A.! But, tardy to booking, and price to be paid.
Are there car-park areas reasonably near to the Cathedral? I am an absolute hazard on English roads. I'm an excellent U.S. driver, but the cultural driving differences just throw me off and I'd rather drive less than more, for the sake of all good English-persons.
But if I do drive, what areas around Canterbury are best and most reasonably located? I might as well forgo a train from London and rent a car from there if I'm going to have to commute by car into Canterbury anyway, so perhaps there are desirable hotels or Bed and Breakfasts in the out-laying area that have more charm than others.
Your delinquent traveler thanks you,