You know you are in Canterbury when you start to see the ruins of the original castle walls and houses that were built hundreds of years ago. I love all the amazing history, it is everywhere you go here, everywhere you look, it is there to be taken in.
You can even tell by looking at some of the shops on the high street that although there are some new houses, the architecture on the old houses are beautifully crafted, so perfected perfectly and are still standing even after hundreds of year.
The cathedral is absolutely amazing and if you get the chance, definitely have a look around for a few hours. You have to pay to go in, it’s £12.50 for adults and £8 for children, they have ticket options for seniors, families, etc so book online to get the best prices and save some time in the queue.
One place that is a must for me is the Canterbury Tales, it’s so much fun for the whole family and if you keep an eye on Groupon for vouchers, it’s not hugely expensive. It's a bit like London Dungeons where you walk around different rooms with live actors telling you stories. It really is a lot of fun.
There is so many shops that it is a shoppers paradise. Every little street leading off the high street has more shops to explore. There is every type of shop you could hope for, one being an amazing old fashioned sweet shop called Hardy’s Original Sweet Shop which has all the sweets in jars behind the counter so you can decide how many yummy sweets you want to get.
There is the Marlow Theatre with regular performances if you fancied catching a show. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing a few musicals there and never had any complaints.
If you are going on a group, check out Groupon and Wowcher before going as there are usually some great deals on river boat rides, ghost walks and restuarant that may take your fancy.
Canterbury is quite easy to get to as there is 2 train stations (Canterbury West and Canterbury East) and the bus station. I would highly suggest getting the train or bus as the car parks can fill up quickly.
Canterbury is an amazing place, the atmosphere is so lifting when you are walking round the streets. It’s perfect for a girls weekend away or a romantic weekend. It would be amazing to check into one of the many hotels in Canterbury, shopping and walking around in the day, maybe even go on one of the river tours to see more of the historical side of Canterbury. Go out to dinner, there is countless restaurants to pick from and go to see a show at the Marlow Theatre before going back to the hotel.