Notes On Local Area

Canterbury is really a small town, but designated a city on account of the cathedral - one of the top visitor destinations in the UK and with good reason - it is a magnificent building (dating back to 1077) with a history which dates back to King Ethelred and St Augustine (597 AD) with the introduction of Christianity to this country and taking in the murder of St Thomas a Becket in 1170 - ʻwill no-one rid me of this turbulent priestʼ King Henry II.

There is much else to see in Canterbury - The Canterbury Tales exhibition for example, a walk upon the old medieval walls, a punt along the river, the newly refurbished Marlowe theatre.

A little outside Canterbury there are walks through Blean Woods, vineyard at Elham Valley, seaside beaches at Margate and Broadstairs,

Day trips to France are easily do-able - Dover is about 30 mins drive (donʼt forget your passports) and so is London. The Hi Speed train takes an hour (day return inc London travel card £36) or you can drive to the outskirts in about the same time and then get a travel card for £8.

There is a wide range of excellent resturants from pubs at under £20 for 2 (plus beer/ wine) to £120+ including wine.