This weekend I went to the fifth most visited historical site in the UK. After the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey (the three of them in London) and the Roman Baths in the city of Bath, Canterbury’s Cathedral receives over one million tourist every year, and this weekend, I was one of them.
It has suffered several reconstructions, so what we see now is not really how the Cathedral looked in the begining, but just the fact that it was founded in 597, more than 1,400 years ago, makes it so impressive. Starting by the way to enter the grounds, called the Christchurch Gate, is such a magical place. Then, the gardens, the columns, the door, …, everything.
The rest of the little town is also very special. Since it is in the Kent county, and it is the closest to France, there is a big influence from that country, so there are many bistrós, patisseries, and you can even attend to french mass.
Canterbury for me was one medieval wonder that we can enjoy in the present. You feel, except for the many Burger Kings and Tescos that really ruin the view, that you are some how living many many years ago. The experience of walking through one of the many pantheons in Canterbury is something that every person living in England should live.
Here the rest of the pictures from my trip.