Things to see and do - Canterbury
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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
The Precincts GB - Canterbury CT1 2EH
The long perspective of the 14C nave as seen from the lower sides of the choir display the development f three centuries of gothic style. The simplicity of the Perpendicular style of the nave itself contrasts with the work of the two Williams, char..
St Margaret's Street GB - Canterbury CT1
The Church of St Margaret has been specially refurbished to house an ingenious multimedia exhibition of the colourful characters imagined by Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400).
Butchery Lane GB - Canterbury CT1 2JR
The Roman remains found under the Longmarket shopping centre are presented in this modern museum that uses contemporary techniques to breathe life back into the town of Dunovernum Cantiacorum and familiarise the visitor with the fascinating side of a..
36 Burgate GB - Canterbury CT1 2HA
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..
The Precincts GB - Canterbury CT1 2EH
Prix Prices from : 85 £
In the private and peaceful grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, this stylish lodge offers free Wi-Fi, hearty breakfasts and scenic views. Canterbury’s historic centre is a 2-minute walk away. The bright and airy bedrooms at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge e..
8-10 St Dunstans Street GB - Canterbury CT2 8AF
Prix Prices from : 59 £
Just metres from Canterbury’s medieval West Gate, this charming building dates back to 1403. A former coaching inn, it offers free Wi-Fi and free parking, 2 minutes’ walk from the city centre. The Falstaff still retains many original features, inclu..
2 Herne Bay Rd GB - Whitstable CT5 2LQ
Spacious, rustic restaurant with simple wooden tables, a stove heater and an open kitchen with counter seating. Meze-style dishes might include cured meats, koftas or calamari. Terrace, coffee shop and deli.
Street End GB - Lower Hardres CT4 7AL
Sizeable, family-run pub with a Scandinavian-style, open-plan interior. The constantly evolving blackboard menu offers generous portions of unfussy, traditional dishes; veg is from their allotment.
Royal Native Oyster Stores, Horsebridge GB - Whitstable CT5 1BU
Former oyster warehouse right by the sea. Large, rough, wood-furnished interior with great informal atmosphere. Blackboard displays simply prepared seafood dishes. Fresh oysters at the counter; try those from their own beds from Sept-Dec.
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.
25-27 Sun St GB - Canterbury CT1 2HX
Charming building close to the cathedral. Two period rooms with traditional wood furnishings and funky wallpaper. Classical, hearty British menu; many ingredients such as the pork, salad, fruit and veg come from the owner's smallholding.
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.