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The stunning World Heritage Site city just a few miles from the sea that’s only 53 minutes from London; Lucy Skoulding; My London
Canterbury Cathedral is partially reopening its picturesque grounds to give visitors opportunity to enjoy its open spaces for free.
Canterbury Cathedral has waived rent for its dozens of commercial tenants – two weeks after stating such action would “risk bankruptcy”.
London is known for its iconic attractions and luxury shopping, but venture beyond the confines of the capital and even more spectacular highlights await.
Two picturesque Kent towns have topped the list of the most Instagrammed historic places in the UK.
Canterbury is one of the most beautiful and unique cities in England. With its world-famous cathedral, iconic Westgate Towers, and the modern architectural beauty…
There are tons of amazing day trips from London! You can take the train to Paris, visit Stonehenge, geek out at the Harry Potter studios and more!
More than 10,000 visitors have made their way to one of the country’s most important historical landmarks this year.
You can get a real taste of autumn on a day trip from London, so head out of the city for gothic chapels, abandoned sea forts, roaring fires and haunted villages…
My trips in the UK are few and far between, but I’m always pleasantly surprised by how beautifully manicured England can be and Canterbury is no exception. Aside from its grand status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it maintains a pleasant small-town charm, with a youthful energy brought in by a large population of students attending its four universities (which also keeps the price of drinks down!). Canterbury continues to be a popular pilgrimage, to and from Winchester, not only for people of faith, but for people wanting to enjoy the varied landscapes and castles along the ‘Pilgrims Way’
Source: 5 ways to unwind in Canterbury
A significant site of European pilgrimage, the structure of Canterbury Cathedral dominates the ancient city’s skyline
An ancient city, part of which is also a Unesco World Heritage Site, Canterbury, is consistently rated as one of the most visited cities in the United Kingdom. Steeped in history, Canterbury is one of the most beautiful cities in southeast England in the county of Kent and is situated on the Stour river. Also known as a university and cathedral city, Canterbury is a little over 60 miles from London and is easily accessible by about an hour-long train journey.
A significant site of European pilgrimage, Canterbury’s earliest history records it as an Iron Age settlement that was inhabited by the Celtic tribe. It was later invaded by the Romans who were responsible for developing it into the town known as Durovernum Cantiacorum replete with temples, public baths and a marketplace. They also built a town wall around the settlement that was later rebuilt in the Medieval period.
Read more from source: Past etched in stone
The Pilgrims’ Way is an ancient route in the South of England, connecting the shrine of St. Swithun in Winchester Cathedral with the shrine of the martyr St Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. It’s impossible to know how many pilgrims followed this route in medieval times, but historians believe that as many as tens of thousands did so each year. In 1538, pilgrimages were abolished as a result of Henry VIII’s Reformation, the shrines of St. Thomas Becket and St. Swithun were completely destroyed and the offerings left by pilgrims were taken by the King.
These days much of the Pilgrims’ Way (it’s hard to know its precise route, but it’s around 133 miles long) has become roads. Some of the ancient route is still accessible for walkers, especially along the North Downs Way, and St. Swithun’s Way.
Exploring the Pilgrims’ Way
The Pilgrims’ Way passes within a few miles of our village.
Read more from source: How to explore the Pilgrims’ Way by car – Mums do travel