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The Top Things To Do And See In Canterbury ,England

England's ecclesiastical capital, Canterbury is a city with two universities, lots of preserved Medieval.Let's explore the best things to do.
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Discover Canterbury 

Discover Canterbury- Canterbury, the cathedral city in southeast England, was the site of medieval pilgrimage. The ancient walls, originally built by the Romans, surround their medieval center with cobblestone streets and wood-framed houses. Canterbury Cathedral, founded in 597 AD, is the headquarters of the Church of England and the Anglican Community, featuring Gothic and Romanesque elements in stone sculptures and stained-glass windows. Find out what you can do and see in Canterbury with airGads.com and then book flights, car rental, and hotels in England using our site's easy system.


The City has been a significant player in England's history since its beginnings as the Roman settlement of Duovernum. It was to Canterbury that Augustine came in AD597, sent from Rome to bring Christianity to England. Along with the cathedral and England's oldest parish church of St Martin, St Augustine's Abbey makes up the city's World Heritage Site.


6 Best Places to Visit in Canterbury (England):



1. The Canterbury Festival

1. The Canterbury Festival

The Canterbury Festival is one of the most important cultural events of the year. This wonderful festival is held every year in autumn.




2. Canterbury Archaeological Trust

2. Canterbury Archaeological Trust

Canterbury Archaeological Trust is engaged in one of the largest urban excavations ever undertaken in this country. Digging will take place in several sectors between now and 2004, in advance of the redevelopment of the Whitefriars area. Vital evidence about every period of Canterbury's two thousand year history will be revealed.



3. Canterbury Castle

3. Canterbury Castle

Canterbury Castle was one of three original royal castles in Kent (the other two were in Rochester and Dover) and were all built shortly after the Battle of Hastings.


4. Canterbury Cathedral

4. Canterbury Cathedral

The founding of this magnificent cathedral dates back to the coming of the first Archbishop, Augustine, from Rome in M. The monastic "jam" erected on top of this was destroyed at the same time by fire in 1174, just four years after Thomas Beckett was killed on a dark December evening in the North West Wing, which remains one of Europe's most famous pilgrimage places.






5. Roman Museum

5. Roman Museum

Canterbury's newest and most exciting attraction - set underground in the Roman levels. Follow the archaeologist's quest for the buried Roman town Durovernum Cantiacorum, and see fascinating finds from recent excavations - especially glass, silver and rare cavalry swords. Explore the reconstructed market place and Roman house with its dining room and kitchen.


There are the remains of a Roman townhouse here with the famous mosaic panels and underfloor heating. An ingenious computer program creates reconstruction images of the house and tours through each room. You can test your knowledge of Roman technology on a fun computer and you can explore your archaelogical detective skills in the acclaimed hands-on area where real Roman finds are used.


6. Canterbury Environment Centre


6. Canterbury Environment Centre


The Canterbury Urban Studies Centre was founded in the early 1970's and moved to the Canterbury Centre in the converted medieval church of St Alphege in 1983. Now renamed the Canterbury Environment Centre, the building is a base for exhibitions, resources, lectures and workshops and is also used in many other ways by members of the local community.


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