The tour takes you from the arrival of St Augustine into Canterbury in 597 to the creation of the Abbey that bears his name; how the Cathedral evolved from its early beginnings to present day status as mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and the opportunity to discover the hidden history of St Martin’s Church, England’s oldest parish church.
Discover the entire Canterbury UNESCO Site – 2023 dates10 Jun 2022
This fully-guided seven-hour tour arranged by Canterbury Cathedral visits Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s church, the three sites in the city that together make Canterbury a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to give a fascinating and detailed insight into the introduction of Roman Christianity to Britain.
Visitors of the tour have said:
‘Thank you so much for organising the UNESCO guided tour. I think everyone thought it a tremendous success. Lovely mix of interested people and excellent, friendly and knowledgeable guides. I enjoyed every minute of it and learnt a lot.’
‘If I hadn’t been on this tour I would have never have known that the oldest church in continuous use in the English speaking world was in Canterbury and now I’ve visited it. It’s been a wonderful day’.
Not local? Why not make a day of it.