Canterbury, in Kent, has been the seat of the spiritual head of the Church of England for nearly five centuries. Canterbury's other important monuments are the modest Church of St Martin, the oldest church in England; the ruins of the Abbey of St Augustine, a reminder of the saint's evangelizing role in the Heptarchy from 597; and Christ Church Cathedral, a breathtaking mixture of Romanesque and Perpendicular Gothic, where Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in 1170.

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3 sites in this World Heritage

  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • St. Augustine's Abbey
  • St. Martin's Church

Canterbury Cathedral

St. Augustine's Abbey

St. Martin's Church

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
UK and Ireland 
Category
Cultural
Name
Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(vi)
Year of Registered
1988
Keyword
Abbey, Cathedral, Church, Registered in 1988