We spent a few pleasant days in Canterbury before Christmas last year. An historic town in the south-east of the United Kingdom.
The daylight hours we had were short. It was deep winter and the sun was setting around three in the afternoon. Something of a surprise arriving directly from a fairly sunny central France.
Cathedral by Day and Night
The cathedral was not our main destination in the city. We have seen plenty of cathedrals and the price made it difficult to justify another.
Of course, that did not stop us walking around the grounds and taking photos by both day and night.
A ruined Norman era castle sits in a park within Canterbury. Visitors are free to wander in and around. There is a flight of spiral stairs to climb to reach a small look-out.
The town itself is full of old and not so old buildings. The small details of the buildings stood out to me; moss reclaiming a roof and use of sharp dark rock to cover the buildings.
The medieval walls surrounding Canterbury can be walked along. A good starting point is near the bus stop and the views are enjoyable. Modern life has placed a ring road around the walls, which takes away from the external views. Life goes on and such developments keep the city alive.