The Parade starting at 10am from the Westgate Towers, will show King Henry II on the last leg of his pilgrimage from London to Canterbury. In Canterbury on the 9th July, Henry will be accompanied by Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the most powerful women of the middle ages, as well as other members of his party, drummers, trumpeters and a whole host of school children. We will hear from Henry and Eleanor and can follow them on their journey through the city, past Whitefriars and ending at The Marlowe Theatre for Henry’s final speech.
At 11am, you can get immersed in all things medieval with the Medieval Family Trail! A whole host of Canterbury attractions have fun events, many of which are free. Why not visit St Dunstan’s Church, the Westgate Towers, the Beaney, St Augustine’s Abbey, Conquest House, St Peter’s Church, St Mildred’s Church or even Canterbury Castle, where there will be a medieval encampment!
The Canterbury Tales specialise in all things medieval! They have lots to do that’s fun for the whole family, with festivities such as games, mead tasting and crafting skills. Best of all, it’s all free of charge! PLUS kid’s go free in the attraction (one free child with every full paying adult), so you can travel back in time and make the same pilgrimage as Henry II from London to Canterbury!
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Throughout the day, visit different locations and collect five stamps to get your free chocolate medallion from the Cathedral Shop in Burgate!