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St. Augustine's Abbey
Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens
Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Gardens
Buttermarket
Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites
Christ Church Gate
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas, Architectural Buildings
The King's Mile
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Statue of Geoffrey Chaucer
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues
Canterbury City Walls
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites
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Canterbury Cathedral
#1 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
Located in the heart of the ancient City of Canterbury, this magnificent building gives a view back into the depths of English Christianity in the seventh century A.D. There are guided and audio tours available in...
We picked a great day for our visit to this Cathedral with the sun shining, this is a marvellous building to visit whether you have any religious views or not, the only downside for the next few years is the amoun...
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St. Martin's Church
#2 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
You can catch your breath from the uphill climb in the peaceful churchyard, the city view from the top terrace is stunning.
This Saxon church with many later additions is built on the site of a Roman temple to Siluris (the spring still wells up and floods the church occasionally), and may have been a Celtic shrine before the Romans.
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Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens
#3 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
A bonus is a remarkable view of the towers of Canterbury Cathedral seen across the field of wild flowers in front of the chapel.
This is my favourite place in Canterbury - a beautiful, ancient sacred site dating back to the time of St. Francis.
Christ Church Gate
#4 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
Breathtaking View of History
It's a beautiful entrance to the historical site.
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Eastbridge Hospital
#5 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
This historic site is small, but for anyone interested in the history it should absolutely be a must visit.
£3 for the whole site, with an explanatory leaflet.
St. Augustine's Abbey
#6 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
There is a modern visitors centre that complements the historical site, the audio guide gives you the full story of the Abbey and it’s well worth visiting before going across to Canterbury Cathedral .
Well looked after by English Heritage and hosted by charming and enthusiastic staff, St Augustine's is one of the trio of churches that comprise the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint
#7 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
Visited here before making way to nearby Canterbury Norman castle; massive thanks to the insightful and helpful tour guide for directions and a plethora of history behind both sites, as well as an informative chat...
... from the Canterbury West train station (located north of the city - rather confusing): the gorgeous towers presiding over the city, with views from the towers all the way to the Cathedral and further afield.
Canterbury City Walls
#8 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
Great fun for kids to walk around what is left of these lovely city walls.They enjoyed pretending to shoot their bows and arrows as we wondered around.The views were wonderful as well.It was a fine sunny day and h...
... areas It’s a vibrant place with lots of places to visit - Cathedral is a “ must do “ Lots of places to eat & drink Colourful We stayed at the Caravan & Camping Club site just out of the City & a Bus ride away.
Buttermarket
#9 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
One of the iconic views in Canterbury ... and a place to take a short rest in the shade, have a pint in the Pub, a snack and Coffee in a Cafe ... and to take that essential photo of the Christchurch Gate in the ba...
It was a great way to round out our day, enjoy the sights, and relax in such a beautiful place.
St. Lawrence Ground
#10 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
wonderful place to watch the Cricket , good old ground with a great view all round, lots of parking, very good food also.
Lovely cricket ground, great views
St. Thomas' Catholic Church
#11 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
The King's Mile
#12 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
Druidstone Park Blean
#13 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
The woodland area is really nice with little boards giving info about various trees with some wood sculptures dotted around...we had a pushchair which we manoeuvred easily round the whole site.
I can only imagine the negative reviews are from an adult point of view but all in all kids will love it!
Fordwich Town Hall Fordwich
#14 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
Statue of Geoffrey Chaucer
#15 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
Such an outstanding monument to this gentleman of history, well worth the time to view The detail in the sculpture and writings are both educational and endearing..
Church of St Mary the Virgin Fordwich
#16 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
There has been a church on this site since 620, the present building is from the 11/12 th centuries.
St Dunstan's Church
#17 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
St. Mildred's Church
#18 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
St Mary's Church Chartham Chartham
#19 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
St. Peter's Anglican Church
#20 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
The Canterbury Labyrinth
#21 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
A great place to get in touch with your spiritual side and find inner calm, with a great view included.
A special space to enjoy a relaxing and meditative walk with views over Canterbury Cathedral.
Church of St Cosmus & St Damian Blean
#22 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
St Nicholas' Church Sturry Sturry
#23 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
St Paul's Church
#24 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
Old Synagogue
#25 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
Godmersham House
#26 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
St Vincent's Church Littlebourne Littlebourne
#27 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
St Andrew's Church Wickhambreaux
#28 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
Queen Bertha’s Walk
#29 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury
Christopher Marlowe Memorial
#30 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Canterbury