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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
Situated within the Roman city walls of historic Canterbury’s centre, this family-run hotel dates back to the 16th century. It offers free Wi-Fi, an à la carte restaurant, and a cosy, oak-beamed bar. With a flat-screen TV, each traditional room at P..
New Dover Road GB - Canterbury CT1 1UP
Located within a 5-minute walk to the world-famous Canterbury Cathedral, Premier Inn Canterbury City Centre offers modern accommodation with Wi-Fi. Each room at Premier Inn features an en suite bathroom equipped with a hairdryer, tea and coffee maki..
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
Faversham Rd GB - Seasalter CT5 4BP
An unassuming pub by the sea wall; the décor may be modest but the food is top class. The concise daily menu is informed by the latest produce to arrive at the door. Preparation is precise; flavours, well-judged; and presentation, original. A tasting..
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.