Local Attractions - St. Stephens Guest House

Dane John Mound and Gardens

The site of a Norman motte and bailey castle. Archaelogical evidence suggests that the castle was built on the site of a Roman burial mound. Remodelled in the 18th century when the Dane John Gardens were laid out.

The top of the mound provides excellent views over the city. 

Westgate Gardens

Situated along the River Stour, there were once the home and gardens of a notable Canterbury family. The area can be traced back to the Roman occupation of 2,000 years ago and beyond.

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Marlowe Theatre

1,200 seat auditorium. Since its redevelopment and opening in 2011 it has welcomed major touring productions.

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University of Kent venue, open to the public for films, visiting speakers, concerts and family shows

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Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral is the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Cathedral is both a holy place and part of a World Heritage Site.

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St Augustine's Abbey

Founded shortly after AD 597 by St. Augustine after he was sent by Pope Gregory to convet the pagan King Ethelbert of Kent. Originally created as a burial place for the Angle-Saxon kings of Kent, it is part of the Canterbury World Heritage Site along with the Cathedral and St Martin's Church.

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St Martin's Church

Once the private chapel of Queen Bertha of Kent before the arrival of St. Augustine in AD 957, it is England's oldest parish church in continuous use and the oldest church in the entire English-speaking world.

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