For a small city Canterbury packs a huge punch, not just for the visitor but also in the history of England.The Romans first built the city walls and it was here that St. Augustine brought Christianity to these islands nearly 1500 years ago. It is here that the battles between the church and the monarchy have been fought out shaping the structure of how England is ruled and governed.
The Romans were largely responsible for building the first city and the city walls follow the original Roman walls which had seven gates in and out of the city, Augustine established the church in the city and built the first cathedral here in 602, the present cathedral is the mother church of the Anglican faith and was started in 1077.
The Battle of Britain Memorial is a monument to the airmen and women who flew in the Battle of Britain. Located on the White cliffs at Capel-le-Ferne in Kent, it is was opened in 1993 and has a figure of a seated pilot sitting at the centre. Also, on site are replicas of a RAF Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire. The memorial wall list almost 3,000 aircrew who flew in the Battle.Ask a Question Get a Quote
Morning: Depart from school and travel to Canterbury.
Afternoon: Upon arrival your group will gain admission to visit the castle Canterbury Cathedral (site of the murder of Thomas Becket in 1170 & seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Church of England) Afterwards, enjoy the city of Canterbury at your leisure. Visit Canterbury Castle, St. Augustine’s Abbey, St. Martin’s Church and much more.
Evening: Depart from Canterbury in the early evening and travel back to school. End of tour.