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On the banks of the River Stour in the county of Kent lies the cathedral city of Canterbury, which has been constantly settled since before the Roman conquest of Britain.

Most famously being home to the Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Church of England, the city has been at the centre of Christianity in this country since the sixth century.

Canterbury Cathedral itself has been a place of pilgrimage for the worldwide Christian community since the twelfth century, when Thomas Becket was famously murdered there.

The city has a centuries-old link to literature, with Chaucer's Canterbury Tales being based there and as well being the birthplace of famous playwright Christopher Marlowe.

With such heritage, it is unsurprising that Canterbury is home to a wealth of historic buildings, from the remains of the city wall that dates back to Roman times, a stunning Norman castle and a sixth century Benedictine Abbey to one of the oldest educational establishments in Britain, The King's School.

Read more about Canterbury in the About Canterbury section.