No trip to Canterbury is complete without a visit to its historic cathedral, which has been an attraction for pilgrims and visitors alike since the Middle Ages. Packed with artefacts dating to 11th Century and surrounded by medieval stained-glass windows, you can explore with a guide or alone before resting in the café and shop.
With every city street lined with historic buildings, Dane John Gardens offer a great way to relax. Surrounded by the city walls and nestling on an avenue of lime trees, there’s a play area for children to explore and often traditional concerts to be heard – plus amazing views of the city and surrounding countryside
Dining & Shopping
Wherever you eat in Canterbury, you’ll be surrounded by spectacular views of historic buildings.
Whether you’re looking for a Michelin-starred meal, a family-friendly restaurant or a traditional café; the city centre offers international cuisine, local traditional food and prices to suit every budget.
As well as gift shops offering detailed souvenirs of the many historic buildings you’ve explored on your day, Canterbury is also home to Whitefriars Shopping Centre, featuring the most popular high street names.
The city centre is also home to Kings Mile, a haven for antiques, art, books and clothing.
Did you know?
The first Archbishop of Canterbury was St Augustine, in 597 AD.
Canterbury Cathedral is opened and closed each day with the ringing of a 17th Century bell.