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Canterbury UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour

Canterbury UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour

The First Canterbury UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour is announced!

A new guided tour of Canterbury celebrating the three places in the city that together make Canterbury a UNESCO World Heritage Site has been launched. This fully guided tour lasting around 5 hours, gives a fascinating and detailed insight into the introduction of Roman Christianity to Britain.

From the arrival of St Augustine into Canterbury in 597 to the creation of the Abbey that bears his name; explore how Canterbury Cathedral evolved from its early beginnings to present day status as mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and enjoy the opportunity to discover the hidden history of St Martin’s Church, England’s oldest continually-used parish church. You will be accompanied by guides throughout as you are led to each site and returned to the Cathedral.

The tour comprises:

  • A warm welcome at Canterbury Cathedral followed by a 75-minute guided tour of the Cathedral
  • Enjoy refreshments, provided by the Cathedral, before a guided walk to St Augustine’s Abbey
  • A one-hour guided tour of the monastic ruins of the Abbey
  • Free time in which to enjoy your own picnic lunch or explore the surrounding cafes, and the Abbey’s Museum and shop
  • The tour continues with a short walk to St Martin’s Church for a 30-minute visit incorporating a talk on the history of the church and the chance to see the doorway used by Queen Bertha
  • The tour concludes at the Cathedral, where you have a chance to explore the stunning Cathedral Precincts and gardens, and visit the Cathedral shop to collect your exclusive Canterbury UNESCO Tour goody bag

Tickets cost £45 per person for this tour experience lasting around 5 hours with light refreshments, and are available online.

Please be aware that the tour involves walking and standing for around 5 hours, often on uneven terrain.

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