Canterbury – city that defines Britishness

Canterbury – city that defines Britishness

"Canterbury cathedral entrance"Canterbury is one of the most popular touristic destinations in the UK. It is placed in a district of Kent in South East England and it lies on the River Stour. I have visited a few places since I have been in England, however, one of my favourite days out on the island was visiting Canterbury with my best friend.

Canterbury is famous for its history and heritage, stunning architecture and world famous buildings such as the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral.  Many historical structures remain in the city, including a city wall founded in Roman times, the ruins of St Augustine’s Abbey and a Norman castle, and perhaps the oldest school in England, the King’s School.

Explore Canterbury

Canterbury offers both modern and historical experience. After intense shopping in the small boutiques, we have taken a river tour in the city centre. River tours last typically for 40 minutes and allow you to explore the historic parts of Canterbury that can only be seen from the river. Our chauffeurs was a lovely Irish bloke, who guided us through some of the Canterbury’s most notable historical buildings and sights, including the Greyfriars, the oldest Franciscan chapel in England, the Weavers, built in the 16th century and now the most photographed building in Canterbury, the Dominican Priories, and the remnants of the Old Mill. From time to time you could spot the Cathedral. While on the boat, we also saw many beautiful cottages, which are the hallmark of real English towns. It is useful to review hotels in Canterbury first before travelling there to pick the right accommodation next to the beautiful sights.

It can be useful to review hotels in Canterbury first before travelling there (you can find help for that on this website), to pick the right accommodation next to the beautiful sights.

"Canterbury city"

"Canterbury Cathedral entrance"

"Canterbury Cathedral entrance"

"the Weavers and the river tour - Canterbury"

"River tour in Canterbury"

"the Weavers - Canterbury"

"the Greyfriars - Canterbury"

"English cottage in Canterbury"

"the Weavers and the penalty seat for women"

 

3 thoughts on “Canterbury – city that defines Britishness

  1. I live in this wonderful city, can’t get enough of the place. My partner runs tours here. She’s a Blue Badge qualified guide with a wealth of knowledge about the place.

    1. Hi Becky!

      Thank you for your comment and being so active on the blog! You definitely should go to Canterbury, I am sure you will love it. x

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