Places to Visit

Canterbury Cathedral

The Precincts
t: 01227 762862

Dating back to 597, Canterbury Cathedral is the Mother church of the Anglican Communion worldwide. Highlights are too numerous to mention, but don’t miss the stunning stained glass, 11th Century Crypt, 12th Century Quire and 14th Century Nave.

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Canterbury Heritage Museum

Stour Street
t: 01227 475214

Housed in the medieval Poor Priests’ Hospital and now extended into two adjoining buildings, the new museum has an increased range of exhibits from pre-Roman times to the present.

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Canterbury Roman Museum

Butchery Lane
t: 01227 475214

The Roman Museum is under the Longmarket shopping centre at the level of the Roman town. It’s an exciting mix of excavated real objects, authentic reconstructions and preserved remains of a Roman town house with its famous mosaics.

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Canterbury Tales

St Margaret’s Street
t: 08702 411414

A visit to the Canterbury Tales, one of Kent’s most popular visitor attractions, is just like stepping into the Middle Ages. Inside the historic building of St Margaret’s Church you can step back in time over 500 years to join Geoffrey Chaucer and his colourful characters as they journey from London towards the shrine of St Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral.

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Dane John Gardens

Watling Street

Canterbury’s most popular park has been transformed into attractive gardens with monuments and memorials, a bandstand, a central fountain, a tearoom and children’s maze.

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Canterbury Historic River Tours

Kings Bridge, St Peter’s Street
t: 07790 534744

Flowing through the heart of historic Canterbury, the River Stour is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle and discover parts of the city that are only accessible by waterway.

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St Augustine’s Abbey

t: 01227 767345

This great abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded shortly after AD 597 by St Augustine. Originally created as a burial place for the Anglo-Saxon kings of Kent, the remains of this impressive abbey are situated outside the city walls and are often missed by visitors.

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Eastbridge Hospital

High Street
t: 01227 471688

Eastbridge Hospital was founded as accommodation for poor pilgrims visiting the shrine of St Thomas Becket. Today the Hospital has two chapels, the sleeping quarters (undercroft) and dining hall (refectory), all fully restored.

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Guided Tours

The Buttermarket
t: 01227 459779

Canterbury is an ancient walled city with many narrow streets dating back to Medieval times. The city centre is therefore best seen on foot and a walking tour with a local resident, who is also an officially trained guide, is a must for any visitor.

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