History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
But there is more to Canterbury than the cathedral. The 12th century Eastbridge Hospital was a guesthouse for pilgrims, and features medieval wall paintings and a Pilgrim's Chapel. The old West Gate of the city walls still survives, and the keep of a 11th century castle.
St Dunstan's church holds a rather gruesome relic; the head of Sir Thomas More, executed by Henry VIII. The area around the cathedral is a maze of twisting medieval streets and alleys, full of historic buildings. Taken as a whole, Canterbury is one of the most satisfying historic cities to visit in England.
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Canterbury City Walls - 0.6 miles (Historic Building)
Dane John Gardens - 0.7 miles (Garden)
Dane John Mound - 0.7 miles (Castle)
Canterbury Castle - 0.7 miles (Castle)
St Augustine's Abbey - 0.8 miles (Abbey)
Fyndon Gate - 0.8 miles (Historic Building)
Canterbury, St Mildred Church - 0.8 miles (Historic Church)
Canterbury Tales - 0.8 miles (Museum)
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