Canterbury, United Kingdom

Canterbury - The Pilgrims' Trail

Canterbury - The Pilgrims' Trail

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12 tour stops

1

Canterbury Cathedral

This tour highlights Canterbury’s history as a site of pilgrimage.

3 min
2

Palace Street

Known as the Rush Market, this area was an ancient market that sold grass for floors.

2 min
3

Sir John Boys House

This distinctly skewed house is one of the most photographed buildings in Canterbury.

1 min
4

King’s Street

The Jewish community in Canterbury is one of the oldest in Britain.

1 min
5

Dominican Priory

This point at the River Stour marks where Canterbury was established.

1 min
6

The Marlowe Theatre

This theatre stands as a tribute to Christopher Marlowe, who was born in Canterbury.

3 min
7

Stour Mill

Until the mid-20th century, a 7-story mill designed by John Smeaton stood nearby.

1 min
8

West Gate

The site of a gate since Roman times, the current gate was built in the 14th century.

2 min
9

Weaver’s Houses

The old weaver’s houses here were built in the 16th century by immigrant Huguenots.

2 min
10

The Museum of Canterbury

Part of the museum focuses on Rupert Bear, a cartoon character who debuted in 1920.

3 min
11

St. Margaret’s St. & the Canterbury Tales Centre

A Roman theatre once stood at the junction of Beer Cart Ln. & St. Margaret’s St.

4 min
12

Mercery Lane

This narrow street has remained largely unchanged since the 16th century.

2 min

Overview

A 45-minute stroll past historic locations and modern attractions, including: Sir John Boys’ House, Marlowe Theatre, the West Gate, Museum of Canterbury, Rupert Bear Museum and Canterbury Tales.

Itinerary 2.3 km / 45 min

Offline map included

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