Small historic city and headquarters of the Anglican church
Canterbury Tours with Great British Trips
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.
Want to visit Canterbury?
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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