Most old cities have a castle or fort of their own, Canterbury in no exception. On the edge of the city right by the city walls lies a small but significant historical contribution to this historic city.
This stone castle was built during the reign of Henry I. There was originally a wooden fort on the same site constructed after the battle of Hastings. There is much history in this city and not all of it is about Canterbury's infamous cathedral.
Within the castle walls of the castle. Although now a ruin you can appreciate the significance of this fort. It's its heyday it would have looked somewhat different.
The stairs leading to the top. The top levels are accessible to a point although for health a safety reasons it leads to a cordoned off entrance.
Room with a view. From the top there is better view of the interior of the castle.
This castle is worth a look, it's literally a five minute walk from the east train station and also it's free. Actually one of the free places to visit in Canterbury.
There are also some other interesting surrounding by the castle. There is the city wall and the odd look out. Although today they are hindered by more modern towering architecture.