Canterbury The Essential
Highly recommended
Dominated by its famous cathedral, the ecclesiastical capital of England is still redolent of the Middle Ages. Long open to influences from the Continent, the city grew up along Watling Street, the great Roman thoroughfare linking London with the port of Dover. It is also the terminus of the Pilgrims' Way, a pathway of prehistoric origin used by pilgrims to reach St Thomas Becket's shrine. Today, Canterbury is also the seat of a university.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Canterbury
Cathedral
Cathedral
Seat of the primate archbishop of
60 minutes
St Augustine's Abbey
St Augustine's Abbey
The Abbey was founded in 597 by St
60 minutes
King's School
King's School
Institute designed by Henri VIII in 1541
30 minutes
West Gate
West Gate
The last gate that was once part of the
60 minutes
Canterbury Heritage Museum
Canterbury Heritage Museum
The hospice was founded in the 13C as a
90 minutes
St Martin's Church
St Martin's Church
Built on St Martin's Hill, it has an
15 minutes