The County of Kent and the famous Canterbury Cathedral
Located in the Southeast of England, and one of the Home Counties, is the remarkable City of Kent. This splendid City is known for being home to the beautiful Canterbury Cathedral among many other things. With origins that can be traced as far back as 597 AD, the magnificent building is full of history, tragedy, and life. When the missionary, St Augustine, visited the shores of England and ended up in Kent, he was given the church of St Martin’s in Canterbury. This incredibly resilient building was a sanctuary for Benedictine Monks and a most sacred and holy place for many years. The original structure now lies beneath the existing floor of the Nave in the Cathedral we see today.
Kent is a rich, prosperous county and has much to offer its residents and thousands of visitors that flock there every year. Known as The Garden of England, lots of local couples happily tie the knot in one of the many exquisite wedding venues found among the acres of orchards and rolling landscapes. One of the most popular locations to get married in is a Barn Wedding Venue Kent and if you want to book a luxury Barn for your wedding try a place like theploughatleigh.com/barn-wedding-venue-kent/
Several well-known artists herald from Kent including, three landscape painters, Clive Head, and Thomas Sidney Cooper, alongside the incredibly talented and famous J.M.W. Turner. If you enjoy literature, you’ll be interested to know that the creator of Rupert Bear, Mary Tourtel, was also born in Kent.