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Canterbury is probably England's most famous cathedral city. About 60 miles from London, it attracts more than 2.5 million visitors a year.
It is has charming narrow streets and period architecture, the pedestrian high street has shops of every description, restaurants, cafes and pubs.
The town has pre-Roman and Roman origins and the first cathedral was built here in AD603. The skyline of the city is dominated by the magnificent cathedral, which can be seen from almost every angle.
As the city is only 1 mile in diameter there is no need for a car.
Canterbury is also famous because of Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' which tells the stories told by pilgrims on their way to Canterbury along the Pilgrims Way from Winchester.
The city is on the River Stour and many of the old buildings can be seen on every street. Some of the city walls still remain and there is also a 14 century gate.
- Pros:History, culture and beauty all in one place.
- Cons:far too busy in the summer
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