Canterbury Cathedral

While I wouldn’t exactly call myself a history buff, I did enjoy the subject back in school, and to this day, I still enjoy visiting old castles, cathedrals, palaces, etc. Living on the West Coast of Canada, anything 100 years old is considered historic, but in Canterbury, they probably consider that current affairs, since the cathedral dates from 1070 and they have records going back to the 6th century, a mere 1,500 years ago.

We allocated 1 day for visiting Canterbury, and although I’m definitely not religious, the cathedral was on top of our places to visit. Continue reading

Canterbury, Kent – 5 nights in SE England

Kent is one of the Home Counties that surround London and with extensive orchards and growing hops, it is known as the “Garden of England”. Historically, Kent is also an important area, with the Canterbury Cathedral dating from 1070 and local ports building warships from the 1200’s.

Departing Market Harborough, after the canal boat excursion, we elected Canterbury to be our next destination for 5 days, while we explored the SE of England. Continue reading