Everyone at one point of time must have planned to visit and spend some time in England and Wales. What could be better than using the opportunity of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 for visiting these beautiful nations?
With the 12th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 is already underway, most of us can take this opportunity to catch some live Cricket action during one’s visit to England or Wales and explore the beautiful cities and towns nearby.
Apart from visiting London, Manchester, Bristol, etc, one shouldn’t miss out visiting Canterbury.
Canterbury, a cathedral city in southeast England, in the Middle Ages was a pilgrimage site. It has earned the tag of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nestled in Kent County, the Canterbury area offers a wide variety of attractions and activities to suit the interest of every kind of travelers. Let’s see the places to explore in Canterbury.
- Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral is one of Canterbury’s main attractions. It’s a rich storehouse of over 1400 years of Christian history. The Gothic cathedral is also the site of English history’s most famous murder i.e. of Archbishop Thomas Becket.
- St John Boys House
It’s a haven for book lovers. Well, the money collected by selling the books goes to help those who live on the streets of Canterbury and Kent.
- Westgate Gardens
This serene spot in Canterbury is one of the oldest parks in England. It’s ideal for a picnic or for a little dose of fun. One can watch the ducks; punts pass by and look out for the 200-year-old oriental plane tree and its gigantic trunk.
- The Skinny Kitchen
During the afternoon, you would want to grab a meal. For a super-healthy meal, you can head to this restaurant. The menu is packed with avocado, acai, kale and more superfoods. Whether you are vegan, flexitarian or just hungry, this place is apt for you.
- Blean Woods Nature Reserve
This oldest woodland is situated just outside the city. This little pocket of nature filled with rare species can be explored via walking trails or cycling path.
- Garage Coffee at Fruitworks
You can try out this café that serves locally roasted artisan coffee. You can try this café’s own-blend coffee along with a cake from local bakeries.
- The Old Weavers’ House
This old-fashioned restaurant overlooks River Stour and is housed in one of the iconic old buildings in the city. It used to house Tudor-era religious refugees. Heading to one of the punts would give you a sense of heritage.
While CWC might be the most watched event but exploring the beautiful cities of England can be a visual treat for travel lovers.