Map of the 01227 Canterbury STD dialling Area Code
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The Canterbury 01227 Area Code (Canterbury Dialling Code)

The 01227 area code is a 4 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Canterbury area.

The local telephone numbers within the 01227 are 6 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Canterbury area code is (01227) [x][x][x][x][x][x].

Where is the 01227 Area Code?

The Canterbury 01227 dialling code is situated in the county of Kent in the South East Region of the UK.

When do I need to use the 01227 Canterbury dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 01227 Canterbury dialling code area. If you are calling a local number within the same area code with a landline telephone you do not need to use the 01227 dialling code.

Phoning the 01227 Dialling Code from Outside of the UK

If you are calling from outside of the UK. You will need to add the code for dialling internationally. This varies country to country, followed by the UK country code (44) followed by the area code without the initial zero (1227).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada011441227
Europe00441227
Australia0011441227

Origins of the 01227 Canterbury Area Code

Before the 16th April 1995 known as PhONEday which changed telephone area codes by inserting a 1 at the beginning. The area code was 0227.

the historic mnemonic code for the 01227 area was CA7. The first two characters are taken from the letters C and A in CAnterbury. On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 2, 2 and 7.

picture showing an old rotary dial for the Canterbury area code
An old rotary dial for the Canterbury area code.
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Map of the 01227 Canterbury dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 01227 Canterbury phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 01227 area. Click on an icon for more details

Map of the Canterbury area code
Map of the Canterbury area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the Canterbury 01227 dialling Code

Barham
Boughton Under Blean
Bridge
Canterbury
Chilham
Herne Bay
Hersden
Littlebourne
Preston (Dover)
Shalmsford Street
Sturry
Whitstable
Wingham

Known Telephone Exchanges within the Canterbury 01227 dialling Code

BOUGHTON ATE (NDBOU)
BRIDGE ATE (NDBRI)
CANTERBURY ATE STOUR STREET (NDCAN)
CHISLET UAX (NDCHI)
CHARTHAM ATE (NDCHR)
CHESTFIELD ATE (NDCHS)
HERNE BAY ATE (NDHBA)
PETHAM UAX (NDPET)
STELLING MINNIS UAX (NDSMI)
STURRY ATE (NDSTU)
WHITSTABLE ATE (NDWHI)
WINGHAM ATE (NDWIN)