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Welcome to “Canterbury”

Welcome to “Canterbury” -
The city of “Christopher Marlowe and Geoffrey Chaucer’ s tales”

Canterbury, halfway between London and Dover, needs no introduction. Surely at least once everyone read at school "The Canterbury Tales", written by Geoffrey Chaucer in fourteenth century. For those who arrive by train or by car, the first thing that fills the view is the majestic cathedral. Many pilgrims come to Canterbury as the final stage of the pilgrimage along the so-called Via Francine / Romea. Beyond this the religious town has another peculiarity, which led her to be known all over the world: the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1173, which occurred just within the walls of the Gothic cathedral after the famous conspiracy by Henry II and carried out by four of his knights to a quarrel about the independence of the English Church.


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Night-life
Canterbury’ s night life is mainly due to the fact of being an university city.
Depending on tastes, student could choose if they prefer drinking a beer in a pub or
entrainment their-self in some theatre. As university city, Canterbury is really crowded of young people , thus tourist can easily have fun during their staying..
The main pub you can visit in Canterbury are mentioned below.

Dolphin Inn:17 ST. Radigunds Street, Canterbury CT1 2AA, UKOld
Butter Market : 39 Bur-gate, Canterbury CT1 2HW, UK
Thomas Becket: 21 Best Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2JB, UK
The Cuban : 41 - 43B High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RY, UK
Chatback Comedy Club: Canterbury CT1 2JP,UK
Fordwich Arms: King Street, Canterbury CT2 0DB ,UK
Bishop’s Finger: 13 St Dunstan Street, Canterbury CT2 8AF,UK
Marlowe theatre : The Friars Canterbury CT1 2AS, UK

Shopping
Canterbury, even though it is a historical site, it has many unique shops in the main road. Indeed, it branches in stores like Top Shop, New Look and many other great shops of High Street, Canterbury also boasts a large store called Fenwick.

Sightseeing
Start our visit with the old centre, partly surrounded by walls and characterized by narrow streets and half-timbered houses, which overlook the River Stour, dominated by the huge and splendid bulk of the Cathedral, Christ Church, the mother church of the Kingdom. The origin of the church dates back to the time of St. Augustine, was rebuilt for the first time in 1070. The southern side of the cathedral is dominated by Bel Harry (bell tower), which can be seen crossing the Christ Church Gate, the gate that separates the religious area of the city centre.

INFO:Canterbury Visitor Centre 12/13 Sun Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2HX phone: 01227 378 100 E-mail: canterburyinformation@canterbury.gov.uk

Time
Time zone:GMT (Greenwich Meantime)
Current time zone offset:+00:00 hours

Climate
The city is affected by a temperate climate, with wet winters but not rigid (hardly temperatures drop below zero) and moderately warm summers (only sometimes the temperature reaches 30 ° C).
Such as London, Canterbury is also characterized by a climate fairly unstable: even the more peaceful day can be ruined by an unexpected downpour.
The average of rainfall is high, particularly in spring and winter

Public transportation
Canterbury, is less than 100 km from London, can be achieved in various ways.
The nearest airport to the town is the Kent International Airport in Manton (www.kiam.co.uk, general information: 08707 605 755).
From here you can take the bus 38A of Eastonways Coaches.
Canterbury is easily accessible from London, if you are already in the city, you can take a train from London Victoria to Canterbury.
 

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