'He told us of his opinions and pursuits' says The Canterbury Tales of The Merchant. If you tell us of your interests and pursuits we can include these in your treasure hunt. All of our events have this bespoke and meaningful element which make them truly special.
Canterbury, a historic cathedral city in southeast England, is renowned for its rich history, cultural heritage, and stunning architecture. Situated in the county of Kent, the city is traversed by the picturesque River Stour, which adds to its charm.
At the heart of Canterbury lies the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual leader of the Church of England. Originally founded in 597 AD by St. Augustine, the Cathedral's awe-inspiring Gothic architecture and stunning stained-glass windows attract visitors from around the world.
The ancient city walls, dating back to Roman times, encircle Canterbury's quaint cobblestone streets and timber-framed houses. The well-preserved Westgate Towers, a medieval gatehouse, serve as a striking reminder of the city's past, while the Canterbury Tales attraction brings Geoffrey Chaucer's 14th-century literary masterpiece to life with immersive storytelling.
Canterbury's vibrant atmosphere is further enhanced by its bustling shopping streets, vibrant markets, and lively arts scene. The Marlowe Theatre, named after the Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe, hosts a diverse range of productions, while the city's numerous galleries, museums, and festivals ensure a rich cultural experience for all who visit.
As you can see there is no shortage of interesting and fun facts for a Canterbury Treasure Hunt.