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Why You Should Visit Canterbury, Kent

Why You Should Visit Canterbury, Kent, Canterbury, England (B)

If you plan to visit England and are looking for an alternative to London, then look no further than Canterbury. Located in southeast England, Canterbury, Kent is the spiritual heart of the country, with its cathedral listed as one of the finest in Europe, attracting visitors from all over the world. It’s a bustling city with a medieval city center filled to the brim with independent shops, bars, restaurants and historic sights.

Just 1hr25 minutes away from bustling London and you can immediately immerse yourself into a living history book, making it easily one of the most interesting day trips from London. Looking like I would have imagined it would a thousand years ago, Canterbury has been titled a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Here are seven reasons to visit this most historic of towns.

Ideally located along the River Stour, Canterbury today is one of the most visited cities in the United Kingdom. Originally, pilgrims flocked to the City of Canterbury since the martyrdom of Thomas Becket in 1170, which served as inspiration for Geoffrey Chaucer‘s 14th century historic classic, The Canterbury Tales, shining more light on this already famous city. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Why You Should Visit Canterbury, Kent
Guide Location: England » Canterbury
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lorelei Frey
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.caliglobetrotter.com/why-you-should-visit-canterbury/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Christchurch Gate
  • St. Augustine’s Abbey
  • Old Weaver’s House
  • Sir John Boys House
  • Canterbury Punting Co.
  • The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction
  • West Gate Towers
  • St. George’s Clock Tower
  • the Pound
  • The Foundry Brew Pub