A bank holiday Monday trip to Canterbury (I’d never been there before and so added a castle to my list 🙂 ) with Heather, her mum, Doug and Esther, plus little Evie!
We arrived by train into Cantebury West and headed towards town, being almost immediately confronted with the impressive Westgate (very reminiscent of York). From there it’s an easy stroll past a selection of old buildings to the square by the cathedral gate, where Doug and Esther met us. Lunch was in La Tappiste, after which we headed to the castle. That’s mainly just the ruined shell of the tower keep (still standing to an impressive height though). Afterwards we went round some of the city walls and up the “Dane John” which is reputed to be the motte of the original Norman Castle.
There was more wandering around this pretty town, though never enough time for the cathedral. Once everyone else had left Heather and I did have time for a quick look round St Augustine’s Abbey before catching the train home. I don’t think I’m done with Canterbury yet!
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