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Canterbury Cathedral - One of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England, forming part of a World Heritage Site, and the cathedral of the Archbishop of Canterbury. This is also the site of the shrine for Thomas Becket, who was murdered in the cathedral in 1170, as told most famously in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, which has attracted thousands of pilgrims. The beautiful Cathedral is open to the public to explore, 7 days a week.  Visit website >

City of Canterbury - Canterbury, a cathedral city in southeast England, was a major pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages. Ancient walls, originally built by the Romans, encircle its medieval centre with cobbled streets and timber-framed houses. Iconic Canterbury Cathedral, founded in 597 A.D., is the headquarters of the Church of England and Anglican Communion. With intricate carvings and stained-glass windows, it incorporates Gothic and Romanesque elements.  Visit website >

Marlowe Theatre - A major 1,200 seat theatre in Canterbury, named after the playwright Christopher Marlow, who was born and attended school in the city. The programme of shows includes plays, major West End musicals, ballet, contemporary dance, opera, stand-up comedy, orchestral concerts, music gigs and children's shows.  Visit website >