May 12, 2012 · 9:00 AM
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Come along on Saturday 12th May for a day trip to the historic town of Canterbury!
Canterbury is an enticing Cathedral City with a rich history in the County Of Kent. It's set on the River Stour which flows through it's heart, where narrow winding cobbled streets are lined with houses from many centuries, and ancient Roman City Walls.
Medieval Canterbury was the most important and busiest Pilgrimage site which has continued for centuries, after the brutal and bloody murder of Thomas a Becket in 1170. The majestic Cathedral commands the skyline, complete with the longest nave in Europe and was declared by Unesco a World Heritage Site. Gothic towers, memorable arches, and gem coloured stained glass windows are breath stealing.
Canterbury was immortalised by Chaucer when he wrote his world famous Canterbury Tales. It is also home to St Martin's Church, one of the oldest churches in England, dating back to the 6th century.
Aprox Itinerary for day:
11:20am - arrive at Canterbury
11:40am - Visit the Cathedral for a guided tour
1:00pm - lunch in a local pub (you can bring sandwiches and eat them in the pub if you wish)
2:15pm - Canterbury Heritage Museum
3:30pm - St Martin's Church
4:00pm - head back to the station or visit the Canterbury Tales Experience
Cathedral entry & tour is £10 per person, the Canterbury Heritage Museum is £6.50 and St Martin's Church is free.
We will be getting the 9:40am train to Canterbury West station and we will be able to get 4 for the price of 2 train tickets, which work out at £13.50 each.
We will get back to London at about 6pm.
Look out for the group sign:
If you can’t see us at the station, please call or text.
07905 901 834