Canterbury

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Canterbury
Location Map ( geo)
Canterbury Cathedral - Geograph - 613.jpg
Canterbury Cathedral
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County
Kent
Forward Destination on
A2 • A28 • A299
Next Primary Destinations
Ashford • Dover • Margate • Ramsgate
Other Nearby Primary Destinations
Folkestone
Places related to the A2
Central London • Chatham • Dartford • Dartford Crossing • Dover • Faversham • Gillingham • Gravesend • Greenwich • London • Medway Towns • Peckham • Rochester • Sittingbourne • Southwark • Strood
Places related to the A28
Ashford • Hastings • Margate • Ramsgate • Tenterden

The City of Canterbury lies in east Kent. First built by the Romans, it is one of Britain's oldest cities. It has always been a important place more so in Medieval times when it was a place for pilgrimage. This was was due to the murder of Thomas Becket. After the dissociation of the monasteries, it became less important. Today it is the only city in Kent now that Rochester lost its city status and it is a major tourist destination.

History

Canterbury in 1926

Routes

Route To Notes

A2

(M2), London

A2

Dover

A28

Ashford

A28

Margate

A299

Ramsgate Accessed via A28

A252

Charing, Challock Accessed via A28

A257

Sandwich

A260

Folkestone Accessed via A2

A290

Whitstable

A291

Herne Bay Accessed via A28

B2068

Hythe Actually goes to M20 J11; remainder of route is via the A261

A2005

Link across city centre

B2043

Link across northern side of city between A2 and A28

Links



Canterbury
JunctionsHarbledown Interchange • Mincheap Roundabout • New Dover Road Interchange • Riding Gate Roundabout • St Georges Roundabout (Canterbury) • Wincheap Interchange
CrossingsNorthgate Bridge • Rheims Way Bridge
RoadsA2 • A2005 • A2039 (Canterbury) • A2050 • A257 • A28 • A290 • A291 • B2042 (Whitstable - Canterbury) • B2043 • B2068 • B2248 • EuroVelo 5 • NCN1 • Pilgrims Way • T34 (Britain) • Watling Street
Related Pictures
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An Alpha 3 on an old column - Coppermine - 10695.jpgAn unknown lantern in Northgate, Canterbury - Coppermine - 10694.jpgCanterbury High Street (pedestrianised for many years!) - Coppermine - 6351.jpgDescending Bollard -1 - Coppermine - 9102.JPGWhitstable Road, Canterbury (C) Malc McDonald - Geograph - 3717021.jpg
Places in South East England
Major DestinationsBrighton • Canterbury • Channel Tunnel • Chichester • Dover • Guildford
Primary DestinationsAshford • Bognor Regis • Crawley • Dartford Crossing • Dorking • East Grinstead • Eastbourne • Farnham • Folkestone • Gatwick Airport • Hastings • Horsham • Lewes • Maidstone • Margate • Newhaven • Ramsgate • Reigate • Sevenoaks • Sheerness • Staines • Thamesport • Tunbridge Wells • Uckfield • Worthing
Other PlacesBexhill • Billingshurst • Brenzett • Burgess Hill • Chatham • Dartford • Esher • Ewell • Faversham • Gillingham • Gravesend • Haywards Heath • Hindhead • Hove • Hythe • Leatherhead • Littlehampton • Midhurst • Redhill • Rochester • Rye • Sandwich • Shoreham-by-Sea • Sittingbourne • Swanley • Tenterden • Tonbridge • Weybridge • Woking