Last month whilst on holiday in Sussex we popped over to Kent one day to visit Canterbury and what a gorgeous city it is! With it’s amazing architecture and so much charm, there is lot’s to discover in this historic city.
Canterbury is apparently one of the most visited cities in the UK and I can totally see why, it’s a beautiful city and it was packed full of tourists on the day that we were there. Of course the first things that comes to mind when you think of Canterbury is the cathedral, which we didn’t actually get to see this time. Obviously we had the children with us and we didn’t think they would appreciate it and given the fact that you have to pay to go in, we decided not to bother on this occasion. We will definitely be back to check it out when the children are a little older though.
Despite not visiting the cathedral, we had a lovely afternoon exploring the streets of Canterbury and browsing the shops. We ended up in Westgate Gardens, which is a really pretty park and that’s where the photo at the top of this post was taken. The kids had a blast running around, attempting to climb trees and we had a lovely walk along the river.
If you plan to visit Canterbury then definitely check out the Old Weaver’s House off the High Street, which has to be one of the most photographed buildings in Canterbury, and it’s not hard to see why. The building dates back to 1500 and takes it’s name from the Flemish and Hugenot weavers who fled from religious persecution in the 16th and 17th centuries and settled in the area.
Here are some photos from our day in Canterbury…
If you haven’t been keeping up with my UK cities checklist posts and want to know more then you can start by reading my first post which explains it all here. If you’d like to see some of the cities we’ve already visited head over here.
Have you ever been to Canterbury?
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