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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.
Tourist attractions Canterbury : Things to see and do
11 The Precincts 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..
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 ..
Mercery Lane GB - Canterbury CT1 2JJ
Famous Canterbury street that has preserved its medieval charm. Offers an impressive view of the western towers of the cathedral and Christ Church Gate, a monumental gate made between 1504 and 1521 and decorated with coats of arms, that is the main e..
18 The Friars GB - Canterbury CT1 2AS
New Dover Road GB - Canterbury CT1 1UP
36 Burgate GB - Canterbury CT1 2HA
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Dating back to 1438, the historic Cathedral Gate is in the heart of Canterbury. Once slept in by pilgrims, the hotel predates the adjoining gateway to Canterbury Cathedral and features wooden beams and sloping floors. The rooms feature a TV, telepho..
Street End GB - Lower Hardres CT4 7AL
Sizeable family-run pub on a village T-junction. The open-plan interior has a high ceiling, exposed afters and a Scandinavian feel. Constantly evolving blackboard menus offer unfussy, generous dishes; veg is from their allotment.
2 Herne Bay Rd GB - Whitstable CT5 2LQ
Unusually converted from a supermarket, this buzzy coffee shop, deli and restaurant offers good views over the Thames Estuary. The self-taught chef offers a large menu of Mediterranean and meze-style dishes and sharing boards.
25-27 Sun St GB - Canterbury CT1 2HX
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.
Station Rd West, St Dunstans GB - Canterbury CT2 8AN
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.
Faversham Rd GB - Seasalter CT5 4BP
An unassuming-looking pub serving top class food: dishes feature just four or five complementary ingredients and are prepared with precision; flavours are extremely well-judged and presentation is original. The full tasting menu must be booked in adv..
High St GB - Canterbury CT1 2RX
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.