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With over 1400 years of history, this World Heritage Site is the matriarch of the Churches of England. Even after a wildfire in 1174, its stunning pillars and altar were preserved.
One of the three original castles of Kent, the stalwart remains a prominent landmark of the city’s medieval defences.
Take a Canterbury Walking Tour
Medieval history persists in the city walls, Westgate Towers and a spread of aged churches; family-friendly Dane John Gardens, Broad Street, the trendy Walk High Street, and riverfront Westgate Gardens completes the set.
Sir John Boys House or Crooked House of Canterbury
Sir John Boys House, King’s Gallery, Crooked House of Canterbury; this skewed façade has many names and few answers. Luckily, a steel frame holds up this crooked jumble, even if it makes you dizzy.
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
Full of character, the Beaney House features a brick base, wood-laid arched windows in the middle and a dramatic roof to cap it off.
Canterbury Historic Riverboat Tour
Fairy-tale elements will be found as you drift past Kings Bridge, Alchemist Tower, the Old Weavers House and more. This river tour is a must-do activity on your one day in Canterbury.
Combining rich history and peaceful vibes, it sits on the banks of Stour right by Westgate. Formal flower beds grow around the remains of London Road Gate and the Roman walls.
St. Augustine’s Abbey
St. Augustine’s Abbey was originally created as a burial place for the Anglo-Saxon kings of Kent and is part of the Canterbury World Heritage Site.