CANTERBURY WEEKEND

It's been a while again since I posted...you'll find out why soon enough (I hope).  Needless to say I've had a few other projects eating up my time.

I recently went to stay in Canterbury with the in-laws (my wife went to university there so we know it really well).  I love that city.  The architecture is just incredible.  The whole town is rammed full of tudor buildings, all with wobbly roofs, leaning walls, sloping floors and wonky doors.  Everywhere you walk there is something that makes you go wow!  There's narrow streets and cobbled floors, landscaped parks and Roman walls.  What else could you possibly want???

We stayed in a fantastic hotel - The Gatehouse Hotel, which is next to the Cathedral gates and has a patio area out the back which is within the Cathedral grounds.  There were some beautiful views of the Cathedral lit up at night.

Whilst there, I took the opportunity to do a bit of sketching...



This is the Gatehouse Hotel.  It actually spreads across the top of 3 separate shop fronts.



A view of the Cathedral whilst drinking my tea.




The roofs and narrow passageways


Finally some shops just off The Kings Mile.


Have you been to Canterbury?  What did you think of it?  Any suggestions of where else we should visit?


If you liked this post - take a look at my Vienna sketches