The area around Canterbury’s magnificent cathedral was heavily bombed during the second world war, with huge areas of the city destroyed by German strikes.
However, the restoration of central Canterbury has been nothing short of astounding, and in many places it is extremely difficult to tell which buildings are original and which are replacements.
Butchery Lane, one of the narrow passageways that leads to the famous cathedral precinct, is a mixture of new and old – but retains an authentic and traditional atmosphere and is a huge draw for tourists.
A series of boutiques, cafes and restaurants line the narrow thoroughfare with its overhanging buildings, perfectly framing the dramatic outline of the cathedral itself.
Find out more about the cathedral and Butchery Lane on our Canterbury tour. Click here for more information