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Cathedral Gate Hotel

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The Sun Inn was once lodged in by Canterbury pilgrims from 1440. It is not be confused with the later Sun Hotel in nearby Sun Street! The Sun is now the Cathedral Gate Hotel, full of olde worlde charm such as oak beams and sloping floors. Starbucks on the ground floor still has original interior stone walls.

 Adjoing 36 Burgate, Christchurch Gate goes to the Cathedral. The two other pilgrims’ hostelries were also in The Buttermarket: The Bull Inn (now a cookshop) and The Chequer of Hope Inn (with cellar remains only).

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Hazle Ceramics
Cathedral Gate Hotel
on Canterbury Burgate

 The Cathedral seen from Christchurch Gate. Founded by Saint Augustine in 602AD, it is now a World Heritage Site. Since Saint Thomas Becket’s murder in 1170 by King Henry II’s four knights, it has been a place of pilgrimage - as depicted in Chaucer’s 1300s Canterbury Tales.

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 The Cathedral Martyrdom is the place were Becket was actually killed by the four knights. It is now used for quiet prayer and meditation. The sculpture integrates the cross with two swords, the number that struck Thomas down in eyewitness accounts, plus two shadows behind.

 A portion of Ezra Winter’s 1939 glorious Canterbury Tales mural at the US Congress Library in Washington that shows the Squire’s son, a Yeoman, the Doctor of Physic and Chaucer himself turned talking to the Lawyer.

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