The City of Spires: Discover Canterbury
Immerse yourself in the culture and beauty of one of England's most celebrated historic cathedral cities. In the UNESCO World Heritage site of Canterbury, the combination of rich history, magnificent architecture and archaic tradition is guaranteed to nectarise your splendid sojourn. The city's heart lies within the iconic cathedral which is surrounding by enchanting market squares, traditional buildings and areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Explore the Crypt of Canterbury Cathedral
Since the Medieval epoch, visitors have been making religious pilgrimages to the majestic Canterbury Cathedral,, and continue to do so due it's ethereal beauty and title of the oldest cathedral in England. Within the interminable ceilings of the structure, prismatic stained glass windows illustrate stories of miracles and morals and altars and naves date back to the 12th century. The Romanesque crypt lies beneath the stone floors of the building, and visitors can arranges guided tours that reveal the landmark's truly intriguing history. Continue your architectural odyssey with a visit to the ancient ruins of St. Augustines Abbey, and St. Martin's Church,.
Float Upon the River Stour
Break for lunch and midday refreshment in the traditional Foundry Brew, Pub, which houses it's own microbrewery displayed behind a glass wall. Sip upon a freshly fermented cask ale while enjoying the flavoursome and fulfilling dishes on the menu. Truly absorb the scenic beauty of the city from the comfort of a boat upon the crystal clear waters of the River Stour,. This tranquil trip will ensure visitors enjoy wonderful views of the city's skyline, in addition to bending willow trees, wild flowers and wild life such as swans, ducks and colourful fish. Hop off the boat in order to descend into Canterbury's subterranean Roman Museum,, which is built around the remains of a Roman town house which features excavated mosaics and artefacts.
Discover the Canterbury Tales
Canterbury's most famous literary connotation is undoubtedly Chaucer, Medieval author of the renowned Canterbury Tales collection. Visitors can immerse themselves in the Medieval misadventures of Chaucer's unforgettable characters upon the Canterbury Tales Walking, Tour, where charismatic actors recreate Medieval life, deliver Chaucer's tales and direct you to the alluring landmarks of the city, which concludes with a visit to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket. After the exciting historical education, visit the Whitehall Meadows, to enjoy the serenity of the riverside grassland. The damp environment means a plethora of beautiful wild life can thrive, so expect to see dragonflies, butterflies, reptiles, snails and wild ponies during your visit. Conclude your unforgettable day with flavoursome English fare at the Pilgrims Hotel,, a family run restaurant that dates back to the 16th century; enjoy British classics such as sausages and mash, home cooked pies and hearty stews in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.