Destination: Canterbury

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Small historic city and headquarters of the Anglican church

Canterbury

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Introducing Canterbury


The Romans built a settlement at Canterbury in AD200, and later became the capital of the Saxon Kingdom of Kent. In AD597 St Augustine arrived to bring the Christian message and convert the then King Ethelberht. It's no surprise today then that a visit to Canterbury must include the Cathedral, which is one of the most famous Christian structures in the country and cathedral of the Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Church. The city of Canterbury is great to explore, especially through its traffic-free High Street. You can enjoy a walk along the city walls; visit the West Gate, one of the finest medieval fortified gatehouses in England and offers superb panoramic views of the city. Being a student city it also has its fair share of nightlife and many superb restaurants and eateries.

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Region: South East England

Time to spend here: 2 - 6 hours

More Information: www.canterbury.co.uk

What's nearby? Kent, Dover, 'Garden of England'

What transport do you recommend? Canterbury can be reached easily from London by train or day tour on caoch. The city is largely pedestrianised.

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Canterbury Cathedral

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The Cathedral, founded in the 8th century was rebuilt in the 1070s following a fire, is part of a World Heritage site, that includes Augustine's Abbey and St. Martin's Church. The cathedral is one of Europe's most popular pilgrimage centres, following the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170 within its walls.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Canterbury Heritage Museum

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The Heritage Museum reveals 2000 years of the Canterbury's history through interactive exhibits.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Canterbury Roman Museum

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Discover the Roman town that lays below Canterbury. The museum is home to a fantastic selection of everyday life objects, mosaics and treasures.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Rupert Bear Museum

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The Rupert Bear Museum, on the same site as the Heritage Museum, contains themed games and workshops for children.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Canterbury Tales

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Discover Chaucer's medieval tales with this award-winning attraction, a must-do in Canterbury! It's a great way to learn more about the city of Canterbury and the great 14th century English poet Geoffrey Chaucer. It's an engaging and highly entertaining experience for the whole family.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

River Stour Boat Trip

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Taking a boat trip on the River Stour gives you a different view of Canterbury. Expert guides will point out buildings of interest as well as providing you with some notable facts and figures about the cathedral city.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Howletts Wild Animal Park

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Howletts Wild Animal Park includes close encounters with tigers, gorillas, clouded leopards, monkeys, tapirs, Iberian wolves, macaques, rhinos and many other rare and endangered species from around the world, all in large enclosures.
Time to spend here: 4 hours   More information

White Cliffs of Dover

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The White Cliffs of Dover are one of Britain's most iconic landmarks, and a wander along the top of them will give a dramatic view over the English Channel.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Dover Castle

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High above the White Cliffs of Dover is the impressive Dover Castle, where you can immerse yourself in the medieval world of King Henry II. More than just a castle, it also played a major part in WWII with its underground hospital.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Leeds Castle

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Leeds Castle set amidst a lake is often described as a romantic castle and is certainly one of Britain's most stunning. You can wander through the beautiful grounds to wander through as well as superbly restored rooms.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Whitstable

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Whitstable is most famous for its oysters, which are as plentiful today as in Roman times. The town is centred on its busy commercial harbour. Nearby the Oyster and fishery exhibition tells the story of fishing in Whitstable.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

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