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Queen Bertha’s walk links together the three parts of Canterbury’s World Heritage Site – the Cathedral Church of Christ, St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s Church. It was created in 1997 as part of the celebrations which commemorated the 1400th anniversary of the arrival in Kent of St Augustine in 597.
Queen Bertha’s Walk starts in the Cathedral precincts, and follows the route possibly taken by Queen Bertha during her 30 years of worship, past of St Augustine’s Abbey to the church of St Martin. The return to the city by the same route, but in reverse, and in terms of the development of Christian worship in Canterbury, chronologically correct.
A short detour can be taken on the return journey to view the Conduit House or St Augustine's water chamber, the water source for the Abbey.
A free information sheet on Queen Bertha's Walk is available from Canterbury Visitor Information Centre, situated in the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge. More detailed guidebooks are available at the Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church.
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Queen Bertha's Walk starts within the Cathedral precincts and follows the route taken by Queen Bertha.
: 2 miles from Canterbury East/West station