Canterbury Bath Train
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Canterbury, in the south east of England, can trace its history back to before the Romans in the 1st century AD but grew in importance following the Kingdom of Kent's conversion to Christianity in 597 when St Augustine founded a bishops seat in the city and then became the first Archbishop of Canterbury, a position that now heads the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion. Thomas Becket's murder at Canterbury Cathedral in 1170 led to the cathedral becoming a place of pilgrimage for Christians worldwide.
The city is on the River Stour or Great Stour, flowing from its source at Lenham north-east through Ashford to the English Channel at Sandwich. The river divides south east of the city, one branch flowing though the city, the other around the position of the former walls. The Stour is navigable on the tidal section to Fordwich, although above this point canoes and other small craft can be used. Punts and rowed river boats are available for hire in Canterbury.
Canterbury is home to many historic structures in addition to its cathedral. These include the city wall built in Roman times and rebuilt in the 14th century, the ruins of St Augustine Abbey and a Norman castle. The city is also home to perhaps the oldest school in England, The King's School.
Situated in the south west of England and close to the city of Bristol, there is more to do in Bath than its famous architecture and its Roman Baths which have been attracting visitors to the city for a thousand years. For the adventurous types you can take a hot air balloon flight over the city, take in the motorsport at nearby Castle Combe Race Circuit or climb the sheer rock face at Cheddar Gorge. For the family, why not explore the caves of Wookey Hole or see the animals at Longleat Safari Park. Taking things at a more sedate pace, the city’s diverse collection of fascinating museums allows you to unearth everything from where William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus to what was at the height of fashion 100 years ago and how Jane Austen spent her time in Bath. bath is a small city can easily be explored by foot. Most of the main attractions are a short walk from each other so even in one hour quite a number of sights can be taken in. Walking tours are an excellent way to explore the city and provide an excellent way to get to know the city centre. The hop on hop off bus tours are also very popular taking visitors on an informative tour of all the sights, including Royal Victoria Park and the Bath Skyline