One of the world's oldest and best known cathedrals, Canterbury Cathedral dates from the 11th century, and dominates the Kent town of the same name.
It's also the mother church of the Anglican faith, and has attracted pilgrims since Medieval times. The cathedral has a rich collection of books, manuscripts, tapestries and silverware, and highlights here include a rare 17th century collection of Shakespeare's plays as well as the beautiful stained glass windows.
However, the cathedral is probably most famous for the murder of the Archbishop Thomas Beckett, in 1170. A plaque on the floor commemorates the incident, and Becket is also featured in several windows.Places nearby:
Adventure Island: Endless Fun In Southend-On-Sea 37 km / 23 mi
Rochester Castle: Medieval Masterpiece 42 km / 26 mi
Nausicaa Centre National de la Mer: The Biggest Aquarium in Europe 70 km / 43 mi
Nausicaa National Marine Centre: Boulogne-sur-Mer's Aquarium 70 km / 43 mi
The Monument: Remembering the Great Fire 85 km / 52 mi