The Pilgrims Rest

48-50 High Street, Littlebourne, Canterbury, CT3 1ST, United Kingdom
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The Nave...

by coceng

First : The Nave;
It's one of the most magnificent surviving examples of English Gothic architecture...
It was all begun in 1377, probably designed & excuted under the direction of master mason Henry Yevele...
This was taken towards the entrance...Under the big stained glass window is the door...The west door.

Kent War Memorial.

by planxty

I'm not sure how many people actually come here in the height of the tourist season, but when I visited it was totally deserted, albeit that there were many people visiting the Cathedral itself. For this reason I have made it an off the beaten path tip.

It is a war memorial and cloistered garden laid out at the rear of the Cathedral (assuming you've entered through the main gate) and is dedicated to the men and women of Kent who fell in the Great War 1914 - 1918.

The monument itself is of a fairly typical design, but there are a few interesting things to be seen.

The memorial was the idea of George Robert Canning, 4th Lord Harris, and a plaque to him is on the wall outside the garden (see second photo). I particularly like the smaller plaque (the upper of the two on the right) which depicts his love of cricket!

Within the garden and set in a wall to the rear is a stone (see third photo). If you look closely, you can just about make out that it was taken from the Cloth Hall in Ypres (Flanders) which was the scene of a horrendous batle in WW1. I can only assume that the stone was "liberated" as the building had suffered damage during the war.

The last photo shows a door set into the Cathedral precinct wall at the rear of the garden, which I just found aesthetically pleasing and photographed. I have no idea as to it's age or history.

Great for Mexican food!

by clairegeordio about Marlowe's

What's great about Marlowe's is that it is located in the heart of Canterbury, has a great atmosphere and you can bring your own wine!
Has great Mexican food, but also other, more traditional English dishes such as steak, lamb, cumberland sausage. All that's Mexican, especially chicken fajitas!

Coffee and Cake?!?

by kentishgirl about Aroma

Ideal location in the centre of town, newspapers lying around for you to read if you want to. Excellent Latte's, skinny, hazelnut - loads to choose from........great cappucino too......excellent fresh cakes as well.

An ideal quick coffee place when in town,

The ancient Christ Church Gate

by kenyneo

how it all begin

The first Archbishop of Canterbury was St Augustine who arrived on the coast of Kent as a missionary to England in 597 AD. He came from Rome, sent by Pope Gregory the Great.

The story goes that Gregory had seen "Angle" slaves for sale in the city market and struck by their beauty, had remarked "not Angles but Angels". Such a people he was convinced should be converted to Christianity, and ordered Augustine and a group of monks to set out for England.

behold , my servant

On his arrival Augustine was given a church at Canterbury by the local King Ethelbert whose Queen, Bertha, was already a Christian. This building had been a place of worship during the Roman occupation of Britain. Soon consecrated Bishop, Augustine established his seat (or "cathedra") in this place as the first Archbishop of Canterbury. The present archbishop, Most Revd Dr Rowan Williams, is 104th in the line of succession

My journey

It was 1 pm and I am supposed to meet VT Kentishgirl but then she is no where to be seen , a little nervous. Will she show up ? I am sure Ali will, but did we agree on the right place to meet ? While a hundreds questions were playing in my mind ...from faraway I saw Ali my fren ...I was so relieved and slowly we walked towards the historical city of Cantebury. And the pic is a beautiful gate that will greet you before you reach the Cathedral.If you notice, the green statue is so contrasting to the old wall....why ?


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Address: 48-50 High Street, Littlebourne, Canterbury, CT3 1ST, United Kingdom