Canterbury Cathedral – 25 miles
Canterbury Cathedral has a tradition of visitor welcome that reaches back to the days of medieval pilgrimage. It continues that tradition today and looks forward to sharing with you the beauty of this great holy place.
The Cathedral is the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. In 1170, Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in the Cathedral and, when soon afterwards miracles were said to take place, the Cathedral became one of Europe’s most important pilgrimage centres.
The Cathedral houses a Romanesque Crypt (11th century), a 12th century early Gothic Quire and a 14th century Perpendicular Nave. Beautiful medieval stained glass windows illustrate miracles and stories associated with St Thomas Becket.
The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH (t) 01227 762862.