Historic Canterbury

Historic Canterbury

Canterbury is a great place to study History.

Walk through Canterbury and you are walking through History. Two miles west of the city lie the Iron Age remains of Bigbury Camp, a hill fort abandoned when Julius Caesar stormed it around 54 BC. Later the Romans founded a settlement in the present location of Canterbury. The street plan has hardly changed since and a medieval monk would have little difficulty finding his way along the cobbled streets.

The Cathedral has, of course, a central place in the fabric of the City. The heart of the Anglican Church, Canterbury Cathedral hums with historic stories. The place where Beckett was famously murdered and where the Black Prince and numerous other historical figures rest, the building that famously survived the Baedeker raids of WW II that destroyed so much of the old city is irresistible to the Historian.

Walk through the lovely Cathedral grounds, across the road, through our campus and the remains of St Augustine's abbey where Ethelbert and other Saxon kings are buried, then carry on up the hill to the oldest Parish church in the country, St Martin's. Canterbury is a truly historic city and our campus, nestled amongst so many places of historic importance, makes a wonderful place to study the past.

 

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Last edited: 05/12/2017 04:01:00