Canterbury is an English cathedral city located in the county of Kent. The city lies on the River Stour. Many parts of this city have been named by UNESCO as World Heritage site. The city is a popular tourist destination for tourists from all over the world and also from various parts of the United Kingdom. Tourism and education are the two main occupations on which the people in this city are heavily dependent on.
Since the city is the hub of tourist activity, there are a number of landmarks which draw the attention of the tourists. Canterbury Cathedral, the Roman Museum, the Museum of Canterbury, ruins of the Norman Canterbury Castle and St. Augustine’s Abbey, St. Martin’s Mill and many more such landmarks dot the city. All these places speak of the glorious past of the city and also give the visitors a peek into the history of England.
The city has a theatre hall which is called the Marlowe theatre. The hall has been named after the famous Playwright Christopher Marlowe, who was born in this city.
The city is also equally well known for the great education scope that it provides for the residents. The University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, the Gime American University and the University College for the Creative Arts are some of the institutions which provide higher education scope to the people in this city. Apart from this, the city has a number of primary and secondary schools also for the students.