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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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Canterbury’ s night life is mainly due to the fact of being a university city.
Depending on tastes, you 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


Canterbury, even though it is a historical site, it has many shops in the main roads like Top Shop, Zara, New Look ect. Canterbury also boasts a large store called Fenwick.


Start your visit with the old centre, partly surrounded by walls and characterized by narrow streets and half-timbered houses. Thereafter sail on the river and get a story about Canterbury's history. You can not miss the cathedral - The origin of the church dates back to the time of St. Augustine and 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 from a long distance.

INFO: Canterbury Visitor Centre 12/13 Sun Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2HX phone: 01227 378 100 E-mail:

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


The city is affected by a temperate climate with wet winters but not rigid (hardly temperatures drop below zero) and moderately warm summers.
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 (, 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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