Canterbury Cathedral

A beautiful building

Freed from Time

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17 Pics.  Canterbury Cathedral ⇒ was founded in 597 by Augustine and enlarged during the 11th and 12th centuries.  The cathedral became notable when archbishop Thomas Becket ⇒ was murdered there by followers of Henry II.  Becket was later cannonised as a martyr and Canterbury became a place of pilgrimage.

Canterbury became yet more famous when Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales ⇒ in 1386.

The cathedral is not so greatly ornate as St Paul’s Cathedral ⇐ but it is an extraordinary sight.  There is a charge for entry so please see the website ⇒.

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The gate to the cathedral precincts.

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canterbury-cathedral-entranceCathedral Entrance

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The entrance leads into the Nave and one is struck by the huge size and antiquity of the cathedral.  The ability to construct on this scale without the assistance of modern technology is awe inspiring.

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Looking back from the far end of the…

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10 Responses to Canterbury Cathedral

  1. Barbara says:

    One of my favourite cities, and this cathedral is so majestic. It blows my mind when I look up.

  2. You’re speaking my language! Although I had the pleasure of living in Edinburgh Scotland for a few months and traveling around a bit, there are plenty of things I missed, including this. Thanks for the wonderful post!

  3. Sandy says:

    I love architecture.

  4. samba2017 says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I graduated in Canterbury cathedral 18 years ago so this brought back lovely memories. I have just started a poetry blog here on WordPress in case you have time to look? Have a nice afternoon, Sam 🙂

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