Majestic architecture and venerable history are what bring most visitors to Canterbury Cathedral but it is also full of wonderful art details, from medieval stained glass to hidden Green Men.
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- The Precincts
- CT1 2EH
- 51.279696° N, 1.082883° E
- 01227 762 862
Listed Building Description
944 THE CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS Christchurch Cathedral TR 1557 NW 5/1 3.12.49 I The original church on the site was one built for Roman Christians. St Augustine reconsecrated the church in 602 AD. The present building is a mixture of building styles from the C11 to the present day. The exterior is built mainly of Caen stone...
Canterbury to Cambridge
Yesterday morning we went inside Canterbury Cathedral as soon as it opened at 9am and started our visit in the crypt, which was closed last time we visited. It is the biggest crypt I've ever seen, stretching underneath almost the whole length of the cathedral. It's also the oldest part, dating from the early 1100s...
Canterbury Sneaky Beak
Canterbury Cathedral at dusk last night
Brussels to Canterbury by Train, Ferry and Car
We are back in the UK and so happy to be here! It's kind of strange in a way - everything is so familiar that it seems like returning to the USA was all a dream and soon we'll just drive back to our home in Oxford. We've revisited several of our favorite things already:
Canterbury is a smallish town but it is the spiritual capital of England, for two reasons. First, it was the headquarters and burial place of St Augustine, the first Archbishop of Canterbury. He was sent from Rome by Pope Gregory to convert the English from paganism in 597. A monastery and cathedral were established there, and many important archbishops and abbots were buried there...
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- Canterbury Cathedral (Canterbury, England)
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- First Published
- October 8, 2013
- Last Updated
- April 11, 2015