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Canterbury UK

Canterbury UK



Canterbury UK. Brief history and overview. Chaucer and Thomas Becket

Canterbury UK. Brief history and overview. Chaucer and Thomas Becket



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    • Canterbury,England
    • Welcome to Canterbury!
    • The University
    • ResidentsHas been inhabited since pre-Roman times. Augustineestablished his first Cathedral & Abbey around AD 600.
    • The Cathedral, St MartinsChurch and the ruins ofSt Augustines Abbey,are listed by UNESCO.
    • The stunning Cathedral…
    • A vibrant city with a warm and friendly atmosphere
    • Where is Canterbury?Canterbury is inthe far SouthEastern tip ofEngland. It isnear Londonand France.
    • Thomas BecketLived between 1118 – 1170He dared to say ‘No’ to King Henry 2nd.He argued over the rights and privileges of the Church.He was murdered by followers of the king inCanterbury Cathedral.
    • After his death, he was made a Saint. He is known asSaint Thomas of CanterburyHe is featured in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.In medieval times, pilgrims paid homage to him
    • Canterbury Tales Museumon St. Margaret’s StreetStep back in time to the Middle Ages!Join Chaucer and his pilgrims...
    • A cosmopolitan cityThe Whitefriars shopping centre.Plenty of specialist shops, restaurants, pubs and bars.The city has a unique charm.
    • CultureStrong focus on the arts. Many galleriesThe annual Festival attracts thousands of visitors.The Marlowe Theatre.
    • In the evening…Activities include: sport, discos, quizzes,karaoke and talent shows etc.
    • Excellent transport linksHigh-speed trains run regularly between Canterbury Westand London St Pancras. They take under an hour.Eurostar terminals and the Channel Tunnel are nearby.
    • Canterbury is in Kent, known as the ‘Gardenof England’ and is very beautiful!
    • East Kent120 miles of coastline and many beaches.Many water sports on offerThe seafood is fresh and good quality.A number of castles and forts nearby.
    • The endwww.dragon-class.com