Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1988
Size of heritage: 18 ha
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 St Martin, the oldest church in England; the ruins of the Abbey of St Augustine, a reminder of the saint's evangelizing role in the Heptarchy from 597; and Christ Church Cathedral, a breathtaking mixture of Romanesque and Perpendicular Gothic, where Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in 1170.
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Hotels and places to stay
Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
Hawks Lane Lodge
TRAVELODGE CANTERBURY CHAUCER CENTRAL
Castle House Hotel
Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel
The Retro B&B
Canterbury City Centre
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Medium airport - 12 mi (20 km) Lydd Airport
Medium airport - 23 mi (38 km) Rochester Airport
Small airport - 26 mi (42 km) Southend Airport
Medium airport - 26 mi (43 km) Calais-Dunkerque Airport
Medium airport - 44 mi (71 km) London City Airport
Large airport - 47 mi (76 km) Wethersfield Airport
Small airport - 54 mi (87 km) London Stansted Airport
Large airport - 55 mi (90 km) London Gatwick Airport
Large airport - 56 mi (90 km) Le Touquet-Côte d'Opale Airport
Medium airport - 58 mi (93 km) RAF Mildenhall
Large airport - 79 mi (128 km) RAF Lakenheath
Large airport - 81 mi (131 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Canvey Island
- High Halstow
- Paddock Wood
- Upper Stoke
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- Herne Bay
- Lower Hardres
- Shalmsford Street
- Stelling Minnis
- Upper Hardres