On the day we arrived, we went on a walking guided tour of the city. Website http://www.canterburyguidedtours.com/. If you are in Canterbury for even just one day, you have to go on this tour. You will receive a comprehensive, interesting tour of the whole (historical) city. In summer the tours are 11am and 2pm, in winter only in the morning. Tickets cost £7.50. Apparently the ticket allows a discount at some places but when I asked at the places, they didn’t know anything about the discount!
Our tour guide was called Andreas, who was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. A walking history book! He made the tour interactive and kept repeating important dates, so that we would walk away with some information retained!
- The Old Buttermarket (starting point).
- Taken inside the precincts of the Cathedral, but not the Cathedral itself, viewing of the King’s School.
- Around the narrow winding roads of Durovernum Cantiacorum.
- Interesting places: jutted houses, Tudor architecture, the wonky house, first inn in Canterbury, house of Mary Tourtel (Rupert, you’re a wonderful bear), the place where the plot to murder Thomas Becket was planned, residence of Mr Parker, Marlowe Theatre and much, much more.
You will not be disappointed.