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Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a district of Kent in South East England.
It lies on the River Stour.
Parts of the city have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Many historical structures remain, including a city wall founded in Roman times.
The Canterbury area has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Lower Paleolithic axes, and Neolithic and Bronze Age pots have been found in the area.
Canterbury was first recorded as the main settlement of the Celtic tribe, the Cantiaci, which inhabited most of modern day Kent.
In 842 and 851, Canterbury suffered great loss of life during Danish raids.
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