What is it? One of Canterbury’s main attractions, there has been a place of worship here for over 1500 years.
Why go? This cathedral is one of the oldest in England, with a millennium of history. It is well known as the place Thomas Becket was murdered by knights of King Henry II. In its years it has survived fire, the Restoration and general modernity – and yet its gothic towers and beautiful stained-glass windows remain as impressive today as they were a thousand years ago.
Canterbury is a city synonymous with literature, history and fabulous architecture—and the best things to do in Canterbury echo just that. Nestled in the county of Kent, it’s less than an hour’s train journey from St Pancras but feels like an escape that is worlds away from the capital. Known for its religious—and, sometimes, bloody—history, it’s got one foot firmly in the modern day while still celebrating its ancient roots. Stroll around the streets mentioned by Chaucer in his Canterbury Tales and discover no end of beautiful cafés and lovely green spaces.
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