To visit or study in Canterbury

The Great Cathedral. Kuva: Tea Dill-Rytkönen.

Canterbury witch is located in Kent, England  is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has an medieval city center with many historic buildings and narrow streets and it lies on the River Stour. The jewel of the city is the huge cathedral which lies at the heart of the city. There is just about 55,240 people in Canterbury city.

Canterbury is a popular tourist destination: constantly one of the most visited cities in the United Kingdom. For example the main point to visit Canterbury is the Cathedral. This stunning cathedral has been part of England’s great history, most notably the martyrdom of Archbishop Thomas Becket, who was killed in the Cathedral by four knights who worked for the English king Henrik II.

One of the most famous English books is the Canterbury Tales a story about pilgrims’ journey to the city. However there is no evidence that the author, Geoffrey Chaucer, ever visited Canterbury.

Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable all offer great sports and leisure activities for you to participate in such as water sports on the coast or a round of golf at one of the district’s high quality golf courses.

The city gave its name to a musical genre, the Canterbury Scene, a type of progressive rock music, in the early 1970s. Today, the popular Canterbury Festival is held annually.

The city is host to three universities: The University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University and the University for the Creative Arts. The University for the Creative Arts is the oldest higher education institution in the city, has been founded in 1882 by Thomas Sidney Cooper as the Sidney Cooper School of Art.

Independent secondary schools include Kent College, St Edmund’s School and, what is the oldest school in England, the King’s School. All in all there are about 22,000 students.

Writers: Aaron Kimpimäki, Elle Nyyssönen and Anniina Pentikäinen