If you’re a history buff, there are few better places to explore in Kent than Canterbury. With stunning monuments, monuments and attractions to be found around every corner, it is a city that has a lot to offer history lovers.
However, one of the city’s iconic landmarks has been closed from the public for some time now, and currently looks rather different. Some may not realize that Canterbury has its own castle, and more precisely, the ruins of one.
Dating back to the 11th century, this crumbling landmark is one of the three original royal castles in Kent, the other two being Rochester Castle and Dover Castle. The dilapidated castle was acquired by the Canterbury City Council (CCC) in 1928, and has been closed to the public since 2018 due to falling construction work.
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Passing through the ruins now, you’ll see that Canterbury Castle is completely covered in scaffolding, as works work to bring the landmark back into public use. Find out exactly what’s going on in the castle below.