What's On In Canterbury?
Standing proudly as one of Britain's Heritage Cities, Canterbury is packed full of history on an awe-inspiring level. Home to no
less than nine Saints and a myriad of important churches and abbeys dating as far back as the 6th Century, Canterbury has also been
awarded UNESCO World Heritage status for some of its historic areas.
Canterbury's centrepiece is unquestionably the stunning cathedral - the famous site of the 1170 martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket.
Also unmissable is the ever-popular Canterbury Tales Attraction, where visitors are invited to experience the sights, sounds and
even the smells of medieval England through the eyes of Chaucer.
Guided tours of the Old Town area and the River Stour come highly recommended for those looking to cram everything into a short
visit, while nothing transports visitors back to a simpler time quite like an enchanting horse-drawn carriage ride around Canterbury's
Those with tastes rooted more in modern day entertainment will find that Canterbury is also a shopping paradise. While the Whitefriars
Centre is the place to go for big brands and High Street names, the King's Mile is a treasure trove of unique and independent shops
for one-off buys.
Dining options reflect the diversity of the city and range from traditional English pubs to incredibly upmarket international
bistros and restaurants. The city's daily farmers markets have also gained national fame, solidifying Canterbury's name as the
foodie capital of Kent.