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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

In search of history

We were all surprised how quickly we got to Canterbury. We were within earshot of the cathedral bells in just under an hour. Although parking was expensive and complicated to find, we managed to snare a space within walking distance of all the sights, just inside the ancient city precincts. Canterbury was a walled town and, despite the best efforts of the Luftwaffe, the cathedral was mostly undamaged during World War Two and much of the town’s medieval ambiance remained intact.

2 comments:

THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Oh my goodness, I just discovered your blog moments ago. It is fabulous!!!

willow said...

WT was in Canterbury last year and brought me back a nice book on the cathedral. He actually drove there from Kent and almost lost the passenger side mirror several times!