Last Saturday we went to the beautiful city of Canterbury, in Kent the garden of England.
An hour journey from London and then a five minute stroll from the train station and we arrived at the 600 year old west gate entrance, a gatehouse that gives access to the city over a river from west.
On walking through the city, we saw many old buildings some dating back as far as the 1400’s and as we headed down the high street we caught a glimpse of the spires of the Canterbury cathedral.
We headed towards the cathedral which is Canterbury most famous building, one of English most spectacular churches as well as the home of protestant Christianity in the United Kingdom.
The group spent about an hour discovering what lay in and around the cathedral.
The cathedral is part of a UNESCO world heritage site, along with St. Martins Church and St Dunstan’s Abbey.
Other things to do in Canterbury include going to a Chorcer museum and having a sensory experience going back to the sights and smells of medival Canterbury with Chorcer’s Canterbury Tales.
Furthermore there is the Roman museum which has roman artefacts and history about Canterbury during the Roman times.
The Italians in the group however were not interested and we spent so time enjoying what could be the last of the summer sun… having a beer or coffee, whilst others shopped and watched the street performers.
We reconvened in the Cricketers pub where some students were learning English words such as ‘tipsy’.
From here we walked to the canals that run through the centre of Canterbury for one of its famous guided tours.
We heard lots of interesting stories about the history of buildings and people who have lived and worked alongside the canals of the centuries.
After the trip there was time for a coffee to warm ourselves up a bit then off back to London.