The Southeast

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  • 1. Canterbury Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The focal point of the city was the first of England's great Norman cathedrals. Nucleus of worldwide Anglicanism, the Cathedral Church of Christ...Read More

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  • 2. Buttermarket

    Neighborhood/Street

    Mercery Lane, with its medieval-style cottages and massive, overhanging timber roofs, runs off High Street and ends in the tiny Buttermarket...Read More

  • 3. Canterbury Roman Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Below ground, at the level of the remnants of Roman Canterbury, this small but informative museum tells the story of the area's distant Roman...Read More

  • 4. Christchurch Gate

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This huge gate, built in 1517, leads into the cathedral close. As you pass through, look up at the sculpted heads of two young figures: Prince...Read More

  • 5. Eastbridge Hospital of St. Thomas

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The 12th-century building (which would now be called a hostel) lodged pilgrims who came to pray at the tomb of Thomas Becket. It's a tiny place...Read More

  • 6. Medieval City Walls

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    For an essential Canterbury experience, follow the circuit of the 13th- and 14th-century walls, built on the line of the Roman walls. Roughly...Read More

  • 7. St. Augustine's Abbey

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    One of the oldest monastic sites in the country, this was the burial place of Augustine, the first archibishop of Canterbury, in around 597...Read More

  • 8. The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

    Museum/Gallery

    The medieval Poor Priests' Hospital is the site of this quirky local museum, where exhibits provide an overview of the city's history and...Read More

  • 9. The Canterbury Tales

    Museum/Gallery

    Take an audiovisual tour of the sights and sounds (and smells) of 14th-century England at this cheesy but popular attraction. Verily, ye shall...Read More

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  • 10. Canterbury Heritage Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The medieval Poor Priests' Hospital is the site of this quirky local museum, where exhibits provide an overview of the city's history and...Read More

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