Canterbury Cathedral Pilgrimage in a Day

1 day, Cathedral, English Heritage, South East England & London

Canterbury Cathedral Pilgrimage in a Day – 5 x 1-day pilgrimages to Canterbury Cathedral + an extra 1-day Canterbury City Circular Pilgrimage. Canterbury was where St Augustine first settled, on a mission from Rome to convert England to Christianity, and where Thomas Becket, the 12th-century Archbishop, was murdered in the Cathedral. The city has welcomed pilgrims for over a thousand years, attracted by St Augustine’s Abbey, Canterbury Cathedral and St Martin’s Church – the oldest church in the English-speaking world – and its many other ancient churches, saints, holy springs, and, latterly, Chaucer’s tales. Give yourself an extra day to explore the city and hear the cathedral choir sing evensong.

See the Google Map red line for the 4-mile city circular pilgrimage route visiting all of Canterbury’s most significant holy places in a single day.

Old Way (From Patrixbourne, 8 miles)

North Downs Pilgrims Way (From Chilham, 7 miles) 

 Augustine Camino (From Faversham, 12 miles) 

 Via Francigena in England (From Shepherdswell, 11 miles) 

Wye to Canterbury (12.5 miles) 

Terrain: footpaths, fields and road.

Click to download routes in GPX file format for your smartphone’s map app

Instructions for using a GPX file to show you the route offline on your smartphone

Buy North Downs Pilgrims Way Guidebook

Association of English Cathedrals

A Day Pilgrimage from Chilham to Canterbury

Queen Bertha’s Walk (English Heritage)

Featured Great Routes

Old Way

St Hilda’s Way

Two Saints Way