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What Makes Canterbury a Must-See Tourist Destination?

There are so many places to travel to when in England. One of the most popular is Canterbury. But what makes this cathedral and university city a worthy tourist destination? For one, it plays a crucial role in the region’s history. For another, it is dubbed as one of Britain’s Heritage Cities simply because it has an astounding history.

Here are some reasons to make you want to travel to Canterbury:

A place to renew/strengthen one’s faith

After Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in 1170, the city became a place where pilgrims convene to pass the time. During this time, those devotees would share stories. Hence, a museum of the infamous Canterbury Tales was built.

A trip down memory lane

Canterbury Cathedral

Although every city or country has its own share of history, Canterbury’s colorful past plays a huge role in what England is now. By visiting historical places, especially the Canterbury Cathedral, you will be reliving the 14th century.

Now, what are other must-see sights in this university city?

Leeds Castle


It is considered by many as the most beautiful castle in the world. It was home to royalty some thousand years ago. Aside from the grandiose royal structure though, there are many other attractions see, including a maze, vineyard, aviary and falcon displays.

Herne Bay


If you love the beach, then you should go to Herne Bay. Here, you can go on a picnic, hike, cycle, play a round of mini golf and explore the Reculver Towers and museum.

The Marlowe Theatre


It is one of the most popular theatres in this part of Canterbury. This famous establishment shows plays, musicals, contemporary dance recitals, opera and ballet.

Canterbury Ghost Tour

If you’re into creepy things, then you’ve got to join a ghost tour in this part of England. A guide will take you around the spooky side of the city.

If you’ve been wanting to go on vacation for the longest time, you should consider Canterbury. You’ll be surprised that you enjoyed every minute of it.

Photos by: Edward DalmulderHerry LawfordgrassrootsgroundswellLes Haines

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