Canterbury – 25 miles
Visit Canterbury and discover just why it’s the jewel in Kent’s crown. Buzzing with a youthful vibe thanks to the universities, Canterbury also excels at the historic. Parts of magnificent Canterbury Cathedral date back to the 11th century, when Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered there.
Along with the Cathedral, nearby St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s Church form a UNESCO World Heritage Site; walking trails and guided tours wind past extraordinary architecture, boutique shops, malls, and key attractions too: the Chaucer-themed Canterbury Tales; Norman Canterbury Castle; Canterbury Roman Museum; treasure-filled Canterbury Heritage Museum; the home of Rupert the Bear creator Mary Tourtel and the recently refurbished Beaney House of Art and Knowledge Explore Canterbury’s hidden gems by boat with the award winning Canterbury Historic River Tours.