ABOUT THE CATHEDRAL QUARTER
When planning your trip to this historic city, a visit to The Cathedral Quarter has got to be top of your list. Approaching from Mercery Lane the iconic view of the Cathedral and Christchuch Gate, framed by ancient buildings, has been enjoyed by visitors for centuries and is not to be missed. Here you will find the real heart of this beautiful, medieval place, nestled against the city walls.
As you explore the Buttermarket, Burgate and the surrounding streets it is easy to imagine those that travelled to Canterbury would have welcomed the array of shops and inns to replenish supplies, buy goods, rest and eat – as you walk about the Cathedral Quarter you will see that much the same happens today!
Here you will discover the diverse array of traditional and contemporary shops, places to eat and places to stay, that line the cobbled streets - it's even possible to commission your own dinner service or a piece of bespoke jewellery!
Pamper yourself and a friend with a beauty treatment or two, a new hairstyle and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to lunch or dinner. Along these quaint streets you can explore the shops and find original fashion, unique, fun and quirky items and gifts that are not available elsewhere.
Wander along Burgate at your own pace towards the important UNESCO World Heritage Site of St Augustine’s Abbey and remember to stop off at St Thomas’s Church – more shops and a cream tea as well -along the way! Come and stay for a weekend - what are you waiting for!