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Dominated by its famous cathedral, the ecclesiastical capital of England is still redolent of the Middle Ages. Long open to influences from the Continent, the city grew up along Watling Street, the great Roman thoroughfare linking London with the port of Dover. It is also the terminus of the Pilgrims' Way, a pathway of prehistoric origin used by pilgrims to reach St Thomas Becket's shrine. Today, Canterbury is also the seat of a university.

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Tourist attractions Canterbury : Things to see and do

  • Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Mercery Lane GB - Canterbury CT1 2EH

    Seat of the primate archbishop of England, parts of this cathedral date back to the 12C (choir and crypt), and rebuilt by a Frenchman, Guillaume de Sens, after the fire of 1174. Although it was designed by De Sens, the work was actually carried out b..

  • St Augustine's Abbey Recommended Recommended

    Long Port GB - Canterbury CT1 1PF

    The Abbey was founded in 597 by St Augustin. Some major ruins remain of the large abbey church from the romanesque period that replaced the Saxon buildings. Here you will also find remains of Saxon tombs and, to the east, St Pancras Church, a former ..

  • Canterbury Heritage Museum Interesting

    Stour Street GB - Canterbury CT1 2NR

    The hospice was founded in the 13C as a shelter for the poor. The museum is devoted to the history of Canterbury and its surrounding area. The ground floor has Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Viking remains, and the first floor is devoted to the romanesque pe..

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Hotels Canterbury

  • Abode Canterbury

    30-33 High St GB - Canterbury CT1 2RX

    Within Canterbury’s historic city walls, ABode Canterbury is just 300 metres from Canterbury Cathedral. With an award-winning restaurant and cocktail bar, the hotel offers stylish bedrooms with free Wi-Fi. The elegant rooms at Abode Hotel Canterbury..

  • Pilgrims Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    18 The Friars GB - Canterbury CT1 2AS

    Prix Prices from : 65 £

    Situated within the Roman city walls of historic Canterbury’s centre, this family-run hotel dates back to the 16th century. It offers free WiFi, an à la carte restaurant, and a cosy, oak-beamed bar. With a flat-screen TV, each traditional room at Th..

  • Castle House Hotel

    28 Castle Street GB - Canterbury CT1 2PT

    In historic Canterbury, this charming 3-star metro hotel has free WiFi and free parking. The city centre and 2 rail stations are within easy reach. Each spacious en-suite room at Castle House is elegantly furnished and has a flat-screen digital TV. ..

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Restaurants Canterbury

  • The Sportsman Traditional pubs serving food  A very good restaurant in its category

    Faversham Rd GB - CT5 4BP Seasalter

    An unassuming-looking pub serving excellent food: dishes feature four or five complementary ingredients and are carefully prepared; flavours are well-judged and presentation is original. The full tasting menu must be booked in advance but the 5 cours..

  • Deesons Comfortable restaurant 

    25-27 Sun St GB - CT1 2HX Canterbury

    Charming building in the shadow of the cathedral. The rustic interior consists of several different areas with old wood furnishings and funky modern wallpaper. Hearty British cooking uses ingredients from the owner's smallholding.

  • Ambrette Comfortable restaurant 

    14-15 Beer Cart Ln GB - CT1 2NY Canterbury

    This modern restaurant is hidden away, just off the main street. A striking tiled floor leads through to a spacious, moodily lit room. Local ingredients - some foraged from the woods - feature in deftly spiced Anglo-Indian dishes.

  • County Comfortable restaurant 

    High St GB - CT1 2RX Canterbury

    Spacious, modern restaurant divided in two by a smart, glass-walled wine cellar. Accomplished, contemporary cooking is stylishly presented, with classic combinations of ingredients interpreted in a modern fashion. Private chef's table.

  • Granville Traditional pubs serving food 

    Street End GB - CT4 7AL Lower Hardres

    Sizeable family-run pub on a village T-junction. The open-plan interior has a high ceiling, exposed rafters and a Scandinavian feel. Constantly evolving blackboard menus offer unfussy, generous dishes; veg is from their allotment.

  • Goods Shed Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Station Rd. West, St Dunstans GB - CT2 8AN Canterbury

    Daily farmers' market and food hall in an early Victorian locomotive shed, selling an excellent variety of organic, free range and homemade produce. Hearty, rustic, daily changing dishes are served at scrubbed wooden tables.

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