Canterbury, England is an important historic town located in Southwest England in the district of Kent. Canterbury is about 53 miles from London, population is about 44,000. You probably know this town for its Cathedral, but what are other attraction here? We can say: lots!
To get there
Canterbury has 2 train stations: East and West. East Station hosts trains which came from London Victoria, while Canterbury West from Victoria, Charing Cross, and Waterloo stations. Visitor can rent bicycle at the Canterbury West. The bus station is situated at High Street close by the city walls. There are also regular buses to Dover and London, as well as Broadstairs, Margate, Whitstable, and Ramsgate. Parking spaces are located inside the city walls; there are also Ride and park sites outside skirt of Canterbury.
What to See
There are lots to see within the city walls of Canterbury. The wall are from Roman era and in the 14th century was rebuilt. The city was once an important hub on the trade routes to the England Capital. The Roman Museum is located on Butchery Lane. This museum is at the level of the ancient Roman town, which is underground. It displays a mix of reconstructions and excavated real objects, there are also the preserved remains of an ancient Roman town house complete with mosaics.
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Canterbury Cathedral which famous as it was the site of Thomas Becket’s murder in 1170, is listed World Heritage by UNESCO. This status also gained by St. Martin’s Church and St. Augustine’s Abbey. The Cathedral is one of the most visited place in Great Britain and became a place of Pilgrimage. Another point of interest is Norman castle, established in the 1080s, and served as a jail on 13th century.
What left from St. Augustine’s Abbey currently is a ruined monastery which was originally founded in 598 AD by Augustine, a Roman abbot. He was sent by the Pope to convert Anglo-Saxons. These historic place is only a 5 minute walk from town center to east – you can then go to St. Martin’s Church as it is nearby.
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The Museum of Canterbury
The Museum of Canterbury has been moved to inside the Poor Priest’s Hospital, a building which was established at 14th century. The Museum exhibits the history of Canterbury, from time before the Romans to Medieval era.
When you visit St, Margaret’s Church there will be an exhibition which was based on the Canterbury Tales. This visit typically last between 40 minutes until 1 hour.
A pleasant time to visit Canterbury is at summer, but be sure to bring a raincoat with you as rain falls throughout the calendar. The average temperature for the middle of the year is about 20 degrees C or 68 degrees F.
Experience history and heritage, enjoy world famous buildings and stunning architecture at Canterbury, England.
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