The centre point of any visit to Canterbury is the Cathedral. It dates back to 597AD when St Augustine became the first Archbishop establishing his seat in Canterbury.
This great abbey was founded shortly after 597AD by St Augustine and marked the rebirth of Christianity in southern England. It is situated outside the city walls.
St Augustine's Abbey
St Martin's was the private chapel of Queen Bertha of Kent in the 6th century before Augustine arrived from Rome. St Augustine first worshipped with his followers here.
St Martin's Church
Greyfriars is a 13th century building set in a small garden area and spanning the River Stour. It is the oldest Franciscan building in Britain and is the sole remains of the Greyfriars Friary.
The ruins of this Norman castle keep and castle walls are amongst the most ancient in Britain. Begun by William the Conqueror around 1070, it is one of the three original royal castles in Kent.
Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury was founded following the murder of St Thomas Becket to provide accommodation for poor pilgrims visiting his tomb. The building includes the early 13th century painting of Christ in Glory.
Let The Canterbury Tales whisk you back to 14th century England as you join Geoffrey Chaucer and his colourful characters on their pilgrimage from London to Canterbury Cathedral.
Discover interesting facts and hidden gems of the City while you sit back and relax with a river boat tour. Ideal for all ages, trips along the River Stour can be taken with four river companies.
The city is also perfect to discover on foot. Enjoy a 90 minute tour with an experienced Canterbury Tourist Guide or meet the ghost hunter for a 75 minute Ghost Tour of the spooky side of Canterbury.
Explore our art galleries and museums located within the city centre. From Romans to Rupert the Bear, discover Canterbury's heritage.
Relax and enjoy the beauty of one of the city's gardens.
A few miles outside of the city centre are Howletts Wild Animal Park, Wildwood and Druidstone Park which provide a great day out for all the family.
A Short Journey
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Spaces: 48Charge: £15.00 for 12 hours. Charges apply 24 hoursAccepted payments: coins, notes, cards, pay-by-mobile
Download the 2017 Visit Canterbury Group Guide.