Unlock Kent's Magna Carta secrets

Canterbury, Kent

Celebrate historic England and mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta by exploring Kent’s weird and wonderful connections to the great charter.

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Start at the mother of all English cathedrals – Canterbury Cathedral – where Archbishop Stephen Langton, the architect of the charter, is buried. Then visit the nearby Beaney House of Art and Knowledge to see incredible artefacts in the Magna Carta Rediscovered touring exhibition in July.

Head to Faversham to pick up a commemorative Magna Carta ale from the Shepherd Neame brewery and learn about the 1300 Faversham Magna Carta discovered in the town.

A trip to Rochester Castle is also a must, to see the historic site of the famous 1215 siege where King John called for ‘the fat of 40 pigs’ to bring down the fortress.

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