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Canterbury Travel Guide

by our United Kingdom expert Terry Emery
 
Terry EmeryChaucer’s pilgrims may have written the book but visitors have headed for Canterbury before and ever since. The Romans came and built the first town and in the 6th century St Augustine became the first Archbishop and founded both the Abbey and Cathedral. The ‘murder in the cathedral’ of his successor, Thomas A’Becket, in 1170 led to Becket’s shrine becoming a place of pilgrimage for many centuries, including the present day. Although now an important University city, Canterbury’s focus is still the magnificent Cathedral and the Archbishop’s Primacy. Fire, subsidence and WWII bombing have all required restoration work – with Mahatma Ghandi being a famous contributing worker on a visit.
 

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National Flag: British Flag
Language(s): English
Welsh
Scottish
Scots Gaelic
Irish
Currency: British Pound
Dialling Code: +44
Time Zone: GMT
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Canterbury Weather Forecast

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Today
10/01/2015
Light Rain and Overcast Skies Light Rain and Overcast Skies 12°C
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Sunday
11/01/2015
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Monday
12/01/2015
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Tuesday
13/01/2015
Light Rain Showers and Broken Clouds Light Rain Showers and Broken Clouds 9°C
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7°C
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