A World Heritage Site, Canterbury Cathedral has a tradition of visitor welcome that reaches back to the days of medieval pilgrimages. Founded in 597 AD, it is the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and houses a Romanesque Crypt, 12th Century Quire and14th Century Nave. Stunning medieval stained glass windows depict miracles and royal connections. Site of Thomas Becket’s martyrdom and shrine.
Facilities range from guided tours to first class accommodation and hospitality.
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Stay with us near Canterbury
Holiday Inn Rochester - Chatham hotel is only 30 miles away from Canterbury Cathedral and is within easy reach of the Medway towns of Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham. Hot breakfasts are served in the bright Traders restaurant, and you can order coffees from the baristas in the Lounge. Our chefs prepare themed buffets, and you can choose from 24-hour Room Service. Unwind with a swim and beauty treatments in our You Fit Health Club.
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