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Old town with cult Canterbury Cathedral – the major Anglican church in the UK.

What to do:

  • We visited this town one the eve of Halloween and witnessed street festival “Trick or Treat”: dressed in costumes children had been running between the shops and cafes to gather sweets and candies in their mini-buckets.
  • It is certainly necessary to call on Canterbury Cathedral (£10.50). Cathedral is surrounded by small park with old platan tree. It is so wide that 6 people hardly can clasp in its trunk.
  • Sun and Palace streets are tiny roads near the cathedral with plenty of shops and cafes.
  • People, who read “The Canterbury tales” by G. Chaucer, will be interested in visiting an interactive museum of the same name. Adult ticket costs £8.45 (cheaper online)

How to get there:

  • Trains from London Charing Cross or St Pancras International (return ticket from £28.50, 1-1,5h journey);

Useful tips:

  • Cathedral closes at 14:30 on Sundays and you can visit park for free.
  • Useful tip for needlewomen: there is a do-it-yourself shop “The Bead Pot” in the end of Palace street on the right hand side: pendants, beads, strings, fastenings… prices are cheap, I want to buy there everything (I spent £30 previous time).

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