If you are looking for a City Break not far from home, Canterbury is a stunning Cathedral destination in Southeast England, which really will tick all the boxes and cater to all palates and passions.
Canterbury was originally a pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages. The Ancient walls which were originally built by the Romans, are the boundary for its medieval centre with cobbled streets and timber-framed houses.
Canterbury Cathedral founded in 597 AD is the headquarters of the Church of England and Anglican Church, boasting Gothic and Romanesque stone carvings and stained-glass windows. https://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/
Ancient walls, originally built by the Romans, encircle its medieval centre with enchanting cobbled streets and timber-framed houses. Canterbury Cathedral, founded 597 A.D., is the headquarters of the Church of England and Anglican Communion, incorporating Gothic and Romanesque elements in its stone carvings and stained-glass windows.
There are plenty of wonderful buildings and churches to explore as well as the Cathedral, if you enjoy ancient architecture, but if you want to indulge in food, wine and entertainment, this is also close at hand.
On a recent trip we visited The Marlowe Theatre in The Friars, Canterbury. https://marlowetheatre.com/ which is the recently refurbished Modern theatre for Shakespeare, musicals and stand-up with a studio for contemporary performances. They often have touring shows and household names appearing there so if you like a good play or musical, book to coincide with your holiday.
There are a plethora of restaurants if you are a foodie, and depending on your taste buds and budget you can’t go wrong with the centrally located Cote Brasserie either for a brilliant brunch, pre-theatre meal or romantic supper. The food is excellent and the service first class. https://www.cote.co.uk/restaurant/canterbury/, They also have a great variety of wines and cocktails to toast your time out. The restaurant itself is huge and spacious and so you can also have an intimate meal at your own pace which is worth its weight these days.
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If you are looking for a reasonably priced but highly recommended place to stay The Millers Arms Built in 1826 is an inn positioned in the middle of Canterbury.https://www.millerscanterbury.co.uk/
Guestrooms feature flatscreen TVs, telephones, work desks and complimentary Wi-Fi. Also included are tea and coffee-making facilities. Hair dryers and free toiletries can be found in the private bathrooms. Rollaway/extra beds can be made available upon request.
Wi-Fi and wired internet are both free in public areas is of this hotel, which has its own garden.
A complimentary breakfast is served every morning. Later in the day, guests can enjoy some food and a drink in the bar.
The Millers Arms is under half a mile from Canterbury Cathedral. Marlowe Theatre, the Royal Museum and Art Gallery, Westgate Gardens and Towers and Weaver’s House are all also within half a mile. Other local attractions include St. Dunstan’s Church and St. Augustine’s Abbey are within easy walking distance as well.