Canterbury, England, Photo Tour of England’s most popular and enduring cities, Canterbury is the home of the Church of England.
With pilgrimages arriving from all corners of the world, Canterbury is a historical gem amongst the beautiful garden County of Kent in England’s South East. In the county of Kent, 61 miles from London, and it is famous for its beautiful cathedral. It is the headquarters of the Archbishop of Canterbury, who is the head of the Church of England. About two thousand years ago England was invaded by soldiers from the great Roman Empire. The Roman soldiers founded a town where Canterbury is now. Today you can still see remains of the old Roman walls and roads. Its main attraction has always been the cathedral. In 1130 it was completed but many changes have taken place since then. Fires have swept through it several times. The main steeple, called the “Angel Steeple” has been made higher, and another steeple has been removed. The architecture is Gothic, or the style of the Middle Ages.