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Malta
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We have limited time in London and would like to visit Canterbury Cathedral (as a day trip outside London). Would you suggest stopping to visit another interesting place on the way to Canterbury?

Thanks

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1. Re: Canterbury

Are you driving or going by train? Any recommendation will depend on your planned means of travel.

Canterbury itself can easily occupy you for a whole day.

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Thanks for your interest.

We (group of 40 students & teachers) will be travelling by train or private coach (13-17 December). Our main attraction will be Canterbury Cathedral as we will be spending ample time in museums & other interesting places in London. So in order to make the most of our journey outside London we were thinking of stopping somewhere else on the way, unless there are far more interesting places to visit in Canterbury.

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If you are travelling by train the the logistics of getting 40 people together again to get back on a train to visit elsewhere could be a bit of a nightmare. However, if you are using private coach then maybe you could have half a day in Canterbury then continue your journey on to Dover Castle for the other half day.

english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/…dover-castle

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You are aware that it in mid-December, it will be dark by 16:00? Therefore if you are not planning to visit any museums after the cathedral, you might prefer to head straight there if you wish to explore the rest of the town in daylight. The street market will be held daily then, and there is an additional (though very small) Christmas market.

Then again, Canterbury after dark in December has a magical atmosphere, I think.

If you do want to stop off anyway en route, how about Rochester which has a castle and cathedral in the town centre? It normally has a huge Christmas market but that has been cancelled for this year, however it has a very nice historic high street with many Charles Dickens connections.

visitmedway.org/destination-guide/rochester

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Sorry didn't see the December date so would not follow my suggestion about Dover. BayB0ys suggestion of Rochester is a good one.

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Thanks for your suggestions.

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Suggest looking at www.canterburytales.co.uk

You may be able to get a group discount, and even if your students don't know the Canterbury Tales, they can still enjoy the experience.

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