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Canterbury Catherdal

Canterbury Catherdal

Canterbury Cathedral is one of the oldest Cathedrals in England and dates back to 6th century. It was founded by Augustine of Canterbury, who was sent by Pope Gregory to support the church among the Anglo Saxons. The Cathedral is part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. It is also the home of the Church of England and the seat of the Archbishop, who is head of the Church. While founded in 597, the cathedral was destroyed in the 11th century, though rebuilt and enlarged in 12th in gothic style. The shrine to Thomas Becket is in the Cathedral and has attracted many pilgrims throughout the centuries. Thomas Becket, the Archbishop was murdered in the Cathedral in 1170. .

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Town

Canterbury Town

A part of Canterbury town has been designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town has many remains from the past, including a city wall dating to Roman times and rebuilt in the 14th century. The remains of St. Augustine’s Abbey and a Normal Castle can be visited. The King’s School is reputed to be the oldest school in England. The town is a University Town with a number of colleges and universities. Canterbury is one of the most visited towns in the UK and its economy is highly dependent on tourism. .

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Canterbury

Canterbury Castle

Canterbury Castle

After the battle of Hastings, three Royal Castles were built in Kent, one in Canterbury, Dover and Rochester. The castles are along the Roman road from Dover to London. In the 12th and 13th century it was extended and fortified. Today it is open to visitors – who can walk the battlement walls. .

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Canterbury Castle

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