Good morning my blog today is about my favourite UK holiday destination which is Canterbury in Kent, southern England. If you have never been there then it is well worth a visit.
I have family living there and they consist of my daughter, son-in-law and my granddaughter. My husband, son and I go and visit them regularly.
Canterbury is a city and has a cathedral which you must visit if you ever go to Canterbury.
The Cathedral is very impressive and there is lots to see when you go inside. There is an entrance fee which is valid for a whole year so you can go there as often as you like. There is also a shop where you can buy souvenirs. We went to a Christmas Carol service when we were there and it was lovely.
There is loads to do in Canterbury itself and in the surrounding areas. There are lots of shops and eating places selling all different kinds of food and you will be spoilt for choice.
If you want to go farther afield and you like castles, then Leeds Castle is roughly a forty minute drive from Canterbury. The castle itself is lovely and the grounds are massive. There is quite a walk to the castle from the car park but it is good exercise and there is lots to see.
This is a picture of part of Leeds castle. There is an entrance fee but it lasts for a whole year the same as the Cathedral.
Canterbury is such a lovely city. There are quite a few Tudor looking houses and the streets are cobblestoned.
If you like shopping then there is a big shopping centre called Bluewater which is roughly twenty to thirty minutes drive from Canterbury, and also the Fashion Outlets (Loads of different shops including Marks and Spencers) which is in Ashford. I have visited all of these places more than once and will definitely be visiting them again.
Whatever you like doing on holiday, I am sure you will find something you like in Canterbury. I have just told you the places I have visited in the Canterbury area but there are lots more for you to visit.
Canterbury is also within driving distance of London and Dover. We visited Dover Castle a few years ago which is also well worth a visit. As well as the castle to walk around there are also tunnels underneath the castle which were used during the war. These tunnels are authentic and have a radar plotting room and a sick bay amongst other things.
This is a photo of the entrance to the tunnels. All of these photos were taken in 2010.
Please leave a comment if you have visited Canterbury yourself or are planning a visit there or leave a comment about anything you want.