Saturday, 5 July 2014

Dover Castle and Canterbury Cathedral

Today was the second day of group tours around England. The British Studies program set up these tours for us to see more of the country than just London and our few day trips.  We visited Dover Castle and Canterbury on this trip. The day started out cold, windy, and rainy, and of course I didn't bring a rain coat with me to London.

Dover Castle was amazing. It is a medieval castle, and is the largest castle in England. We were given a guide of what we could explore while at the castle, and a few of us decided to venture into the medieval tunnels for a look. They were just as creepy as it sounds!  There were also some tunnels used during World War II as an air raid shelter and a command center.

Next we headed to Canterbury and to the Cathedral.  The Canterbury Cathedral is absolutely breathtaking. We only had a few hours in Canterbury so a group of us decided to tour the cathedral first, and then the rest of the town second.  Here are some of the pictures I took of the cathedral:

Here was the door to the library.
as library students, we were all devastated we couldn't visit!

After the cathedral, we walked around the actual town of Canterbury for a little bit, but I did not take any pictures of the town itself. It was a very adorable and quaint little town, mainly pedestrian, and the roads were very much the iconic cobblestone that most people picture when picturing English towns! We ended up finding a place to eat a late lunch before heading back to the bus to go back to London. We stumbled upon a little pub called The Seven Stars.

I ended up having a burger, and it was probably one of the best that I've had in a long time. I've noticed about the food in England, they don't have as many chemicals and preservatives in their food as we do in the US, so it all seems to taste different and, most of the time, better!

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