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The Cathedral city of Canterbury contains a fascinating mixture of historic sites from across the centuries, whilst also maintaining a lively, modern feel, thanks to its student population and interesting bar and restaurant scene.

Canterbury Cathedral is undoubtedly the star of the show, due not only to its grand stature but also to its fascinating history – not least as the scene of the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170 – and its role as the ‘Mother Church’ of the Church of England.

Central Canterbury is ringed by the remains of medieval city walls, much of which are still intact and can be walked for good views across the city. Inside the walls, the narrow lanes and alleyways are great for exploring.