Canterburyhas a rich history, dating back to Saxon times, when it was the main crossing point over the Great Stour river. It's features and sights range from maritime history to Georgian architecture. The Christ Church Gate to the precincts of the cathedral was completed in 1517. The doors were installed after Restoration in 1660.

Canterbury Cathedral, for centuries the centre of the city's life, is a treasure house of architectural skills from Norman times onwards and contains a magnificent collection of stained glass of the 12th and 13th centuries.

Thomas Becket’s murder in 1170 led to the cathedral becoming a place of pilgrimage for Christians worldwide.

Canterbury's Norman city walls were built on the foundations of those constructed by the Romans. A medieval city wall still runs along about one-half of the circumference of the old city, following the line of the 3rd-century Roman wall.

Present day Canterbury is a thriving centre for the arts, and has a great deal to offer the visitor.Canterbury has many attractions; excellent restaurants and cafe's with an abundance of good food and a wide variety of interesting shops.

Where to.. Shop:

The Aristocrat, 19 Palace Street, Canterbury, Tel: 01227 464035
Canterbury Gifts and Collectables, 9 St.Peters Street, Canterbury, Tel: 01227 457342

Canterbury Cathedral Shop, 25 Burgate, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2HA Tel:01227 865300
Chaucer Heritage Centre, 22 St.Peters Street, Canterbury, Tel: 01227 470379/761416

Cornucopia, 15a Burgate Street, Canterbury, Tel: 01227 787354
Global Emporium Ltd, 34a High Street, Canterbury, Tel: 01227 453696

Mind Masters, 21 The Borough, Canterbury, Tel: 01227 765211
Past Times, 8 High Street, Canterbury, Tel: 01227 786706

Presence of Chilham, High Street, Chilham, Canterbury, Tel: 01227 731599
Siesta, 74 Northgate, Canterbury, Tel: 01227 464614

Talisman of Canterbury, 40 Burgate, Canterbury, Tel: 01227 464076
Thirty Nine Palace Street, 39 Palace Street, Canterbury, Tel: 01227 764977

Top Fayre, 28 Longmarket, Canterbury, Tel: 01227 450865
Tudor Lodge Gift Shop, Tudor Lodge, The Square, Chilham, Canterbury, Tel: 01227 730596

Whittard of Chelsea, 23 High Street, Canterbury, Tel: 01227 762260

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