The Canterbury UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour

Welcome to the 2022 Canterbury UNESCO Tour. The tour visits Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s church, the three sites in the city that together make Canterbury a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This fully-guided six-hour tour gives a fascinating and detailed insight into the introduction of Roman Christianity to Britain.

The tour takes you from the arrival of St Augustine into Canterbury in 597 to the creation of the Abbey that bears his name; how the Cathedral evolved from its early beginnings to present day status as mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the opportunity to discover the hidden history of St Martin’s Church, England’s oldest parish church.

The tour will run on 13 days in 2022 with a maximum of 15 people on each tour and comprises:

  • A warm welcome at Canterbury Cathedral followed by a 90 minute guided tour of the Cathedral
  • Enjoy refreshments, provided by the Cathedral, before a guided walk to St Augustine’s Abbey
  • A 75 minute guided tour of the monastic ruins of the Abbey
  • Free time in which to enjoy your own picnic lunch or explore the surrounding cafes, and have time to visit the Abbey’s Museum and shop
  • The tour continues with a short walk to St Martin’s Church for a 30 minute visit incorporating a talk on the history of the church and the chance to see the doorway used by Queen Bertha
  • The tour concludes at the Cathedral, where you have a chance to explore the stunning Cathedral Precincts and gardens, and visit the Cathedral shop

    The cost of the tour is
    £50 per person.


    The tour is available on the following dates:

    • Thursday 26th May
    • Tuesday 7th June
    • Thursday 23rd June
    • Saturday 15th July
    • Thursday 4th August
    • Thursday 18th August
    • Thursday 1st September
    • Thursday 22nd September
    • Saturday 24th September

    The tour duration is around 6 hours which is mostly spent standing or walking, appropriate clothing and footwear is advised

    Due to the ancient nature of the three sites you are visiting, please be aware that some areas of the Cathedral, parts of the St Augustine site, and large parts of St Martin’s are regrettably inaccessible to wheelchairs and prams.

    For more information, email

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