Visiting Canterbury

Description of Canterbury

Easily accessible from London, Canterbury is a major tourist centre in Kent, lying on the River Stour. The city still contains many ancient buildings and has wonderful medieval remains, even though the place was heavily bombed during the Second World War. With Easter coming, discover Canterbury’s treasure-troves with the onset of sunny days.

Inside info

Canterbury Cathedral – part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Saxon St. Martin's Church and the ruins of St Augustine's Abbey – is the Mother Church of the Anglican Communion and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The magnificence and the spirituality of the building will take your breath away. Services are held at the Cathedral at least three times a day.The Roman Museum is also worth a visit. It houses a mosaic pavement dating from around 300 AD. Some other surviving structures from the Roman times include Queningate, a blocked gate in the city wall, and the Dane John Mound, with gardens that are full of surprises. They host events almost every weekend, especially with Easter coming up. The city centre has many timber-framed 16th and 17th century houses, including the ‘Old Weaver's House’ used by the Huguenots. These buildings provide a great backdrop on photos. On the High Street, take a boat trip along the Stour to tour the city from an unusual angle.St Margaret’s Church hosts one of Kent’s major attractions. Discover this stunning reconstruction of 14th century England inside the historic building, based on the tales and characters of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (adults £6.95, children £5.25)Where to stay?Ann's HouseA Victorian house restored to accommodate travellers close to Canterbury city centre. (double room: £60)63 London Road, Canterbury, CT2 8JZWhere to eat?Cafe Des AmisThis brilliant Mexican restaurant is one of the best in town, with a French manager. It also serves very good frozen cocktails Very much worth it. 95 St Dunstan's Street, Canterbury, CT2 8AD

Did you know ?

James Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming (1908 - 1964) lived near and died in Canterbury.

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Geographical situation and climatic info for Canterbury

Canterbury is a city in Kent and lies on the Great Stour River. Canterbury is one of the warmest places in Great Britain with temperatures that can can rise up to 38°C, which is a record in the UK. Winters are mild and temperatures very rarely drop below zero. Summers are rather warm with a maximum high in August of almost 22°C. Canterbury Cathedral is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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The climate in Canterbury

Found on the River Stour in the county of Kent in South East England, Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city with a population of 43,431. Canterbury is a popular destination, one of the most visited in the UK, thanks to its UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Canterbury Cathedral, founded in 597AD, St. Martin’s Church, and the ruins of St. Augustine’s Abbey. Another popular attraction is the ruins of the Norman Canterbury Castle. Canterbury has a temperate climate with rainfall year-round. In the winter, the average high temperature is near 8°C with lows just above 0°C. In summer, the average highs are near 23°C.