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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

    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..

  • 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 ..

  • Mercery Lane Interesting

    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..

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Hotels Canterbury

  • Cathedral Gate

    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..

  • Pilgrims Hotel

    18 The Friars GB - Canterbury CT1 2AS

    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..

  • Canterbury Cathedral Lodge Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    The Precincts GB - Canterbury CT1 2EH

    Prix Prices from : 90 £

    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..

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Restaurants Canterbury

  • Goods Shed Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • JoJo's Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Deesons Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Michael Caines Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Granville Traditional pubs serving food 

    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.

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

    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..

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