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history walk

Canterbury's Hidden City by Torchlight

history walk

Canterbury's Hidden City by Torchlight

Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English
history walk

Canterbury's Hidden City by Torchlight

history walk

Canterbury's Hidden City by Torchlight

Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

The Tour is based on the History of the City, and its architecture it also covers several aspects of English Language, and the origins of phrases we take for granted. The duration is around 2 hours, and it's a gentle walking pace around the city. Canterbury's history stretched back over the millennia, from pre-Roman settlement to the present day city bustling with visitors, students, and locals alike. The footsteps of Pilgrims, and parsons, are etched into its fabric and the tour takes you in their footsteps. The tour is fully accessible for anyone in a wheelchair or with mobility issues, which given my work with the elderly I feel it's important to be inclusive. You will not find this tour in any guide book. All content is exclusive to this tour. This is a new torchlight tour, designed to be conducted at night. Please note under 14 Year-olds will be admitted 'free of charge', but must be accompanied by a full paying adult, unaccompanied children will not be admitted. Re Parking and transport questions please use the online messenger and I can help with where to park, walking directions, bus routes and or rail routes. I am only a message away and ready to help answer any questions you may have. The Meeting Point is right by the Canterbury Christchurch Gate, signposted from all over the city, no more than 10 minutes walk from all the car parks and the city stations.

Your host

Learn more about John

John

I have been conducting both day and night time tours in the city of Canterbury since 1991, although my background is in Hotel Management, my ethos is always about putting my clients first. I am a writer and producer, and also volunteer for the Blind and Older people, to help them with everyday life. I live within a mile of the city centre and can offer tours at short notice, so if you're staying and need to book me just call me and I'll be there.

What's included

Tickets
History Walking Tour The Tour lasts around 2 hours, and is a great way to see the city, I will also provide a torch/flashligh…

Where you'll be

Canterbury's history stretches back over the millenia, from pre-roman settlement to the present day city bustling with visitors, students, and locals alike. The footsteps of Pilgrims, and parsons, are etched into its fabric and the tour takes you in their footsteps. Starting in the Buttermarket, we trace the name of the city of Canterbury, and its place in English History, from St Augustine's arrival in 597 to the Saxon Churches, and the Normans.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

I will bring a powerful torch with me and using this to point out parts of the city you would miss on a casual visit, they city is very quiet at night and we will have a free reign of the streets.

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John
Canterbury's Hidden City by Torchlight
New experience
$27/person
New experience
$27/person