The Southeast Sights

Buttermarket

  • Mercery La. Map It
  • Canterbury
  • Neighborhood/Street

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Mercery Lane, with its medieval-style cottages and massive, overhanging timber roofs, runs off High Street and ends in the tiny Buttermarket, an old dairy market square with a sweet name and a dark past. Before the 16th century it was called "the Bullstake," because animals were tied here and tortured (a popular activity of the time known as "baiting") before they were slaughtered. Today it's surrounded by bars and restaurants.

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Mercery La., Canterbury, CT1 2HW, England

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Published 08/30/2016

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