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One of England's most venerable cities, CANTERBURY offers a rich slice through two thousand years of history, with Roman and early Christian ruins, a Norman castle and a famous cathedral that dominates a medieval warren of time-skewed Tudor dwellings. As the site of the assassination of Archbishop Thomas à Becket in the twelfth century, the cathedral has long been a hugely important place of pilgrimage. Today the cathedral and walled town centre remain the focus for leisure-motivated pilgrims from across the globe. Though surprisingly small, Canterbury ranks as England's second most …
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Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church

Canterbury, in Kent, has been the seat of the spiritual head of the Church of England for nearly five centuries. Canterbury's other important monuments are the modest Church of ...