canterbury castle

Canterbury – an amazing English cathedral city


Last month, my aunt invited me to see her new house in Canterbury. I couldn’t say no, especially since I had never been to that part of England (Kent County). She tempted me by saying that we could also make a quick tour of the nearby towns, including Margate, Ramsgate, Dover and Folkestone. When I told her I will come with a group of friends, she recommended two very good hotels, meaning Abode Canterbury (30-33 High Street) or Travelodge Hotel (63 Ivy Lane). She also recommended that we book the airport taxi ahead and indicated that a wheelchair accessible taxi was also possible to be reserved for my friend David, who is in a wheelchair.

The first thing my aunt took me to see was the Canterbury Cathedral. I was glad to have the opportunity to see one of the famous religious constructions in the entire United Kingdom. Together with my group of friends, I also had a special experience by going on a tour Chaucer’s medieval misadventures. I had previously booked the tour online and I couldn’t wait to discover the Canterbury Tales I used to read about. It was amazing and I would gladly go on such a tour again. For the remainder tourist attractions, we used a taxi cab to get around faster.

As we needed to return to Gatwick airport from Canterbury, I and my friends reserved one of those spacious minibuses. The 67 miles distance was easily covered with the minibus in 1 hour and 11 minutes; I especially enjoyed the price of the journey – £484. My aunt told me that for her business travels between Canterbury and London City airport she prefers to use executive cars. She said that an executive car can take you to the destination in 1 h and 12 minutes, the price for the 59 miles distance being just £148. In our travels between Gatwick airport and Canterbury, we paused from the road at The Moorings Hotel (97 Hitchen Hatch Lane, Sevenoaks) or at Oakwood House (Oakwood Road, Maidstone). As for restaurants on the road, I particularly recommend The Vine Restaurant (11 Pound Lane, Sevenoaks) or Buenos Aires (63 High Street, Maidstone).



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