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www.canterbury.co.uk5Canterbury's restaurants reflect itscosmopolitan nature with a diverserange of offerings from all over theworld. Choose from Moroccan, Italian,Chinese, French and many more. Forthose looking for something a littlemore traditional, why not enjoy fishand chips on the beach in thecharming seaside towns of Herne Bay or Whitstable?Famous for its oysters, the quaint townof Whitstable boasts a wide choice ofrestaurants where you can sample thedelicacy in a variety of imaginativeways. Many Whitstable restaurants uselocally-grown or reared producedelivering the best that Kent has tooffer. Alternatively, sit back, relax andwatch the world go by whilst enjoying atraditional cup of English tea in one ofthe district's many caf├ęs or tea shops.ShoppingFor those with a yearning for retail,Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bayhave it all. Canterbury's Whitefriarsbrings you the best in fashion andlifestyle brands, Whitstable shopperscan delight in the town's independentgift shops and Herne Bay has shops tosuit all tastes and budgets.Planning a visit to one of the district'sfabulous beaches? Herne Bay is also agreat place to buy buckets, spades andtowels. In the famous seaside town ofWhitstable, a large number of shopsare independently owned and shopperscan delight in the town's Bohemiancharm. Don't miss Harbour Street withits art galleries, boutiques, gift shopsand plenty of family-owned businesseswith individual style. As well as offering high street namesand big fashion brands, Canterbury isalso home to a delightful selection ofindependent retailers offering theunique and inspiring. Canterbury'sKings Mile has an atmosphere all of itsown, while the St Dunstan's, West Gateand Northgate areas have a great rangeof specialist and individual outlets.

Canterbury CathedralCanterbury Cathedral has a tradition ofvisitor welcome that reaches back to thedays of medieval pilgrimages. Foundedin 597AD, it is the Mother Church of theworldwide Anglican Communion and siteof Archbishop Thomas Becket'smartyrdom. The cathedral houses aRomanesque Crypt, 12th century Quireand 14th century Nave. Stunningmedieval stained glass windows depictmiracles and royal connections. Facilitiesrange from guided tours to first classaccommodation and group hospitality.Tel: 01227 762 862Web: www.canterbury-cathedral.orgEmail: visits@canterbury-cathedral.orgSt Augustine's AbbeyThis great abbey was founded shortlyafter 597AD by St Augustine andmarked the rebirth of Christianity insouthern England. Originally created asa burial place for the Anglo-Saxon kingsof Kent, it is part of the CanterburyWorld Heritage Site. At this impressiveabbey you can also enjoy the museumand free audio tour.Tel:01227 767 345Web:www.english-heritage.org.uk/staugustinesabbeySt Martin's ChurchEngland's oldest Parish Church is stillregularly used for Christian worship as ithas been for over 1,400 years. It washere that St Augustine worshipped in597AD with his 40 companions untilKing Ethelbert granted him the land forthe abbey and the cathedral which, withSt Martin's, now form the CanterburyWorld Heritage Site.Tel: 01227 768 072Web: www.martinpaul.org6www.canterbury.co.ukTel:01227 471 688Web: www.eastbridgehospital.org.ukEmail: info@eastbridgehospital.org.ukGreyfriars ChapelGreyfriars is a 13th century buildingspanning the River Stour. It is theoldest Franciscan building in Britain andis the sole remains of the GreyfriarsFriary, the chapel and house of the firstFranciscan settlement in Britain.Canterbury