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The Early English Pilgrimage Group Tour

The Early English Pilgrimage Group Tour

The Early English Pilgrimage Group Tour

Explore the very roots of English Christianity, from St Augustine and his converts and the various Abbey, Priory and Church communities, through to the great Kings of England and the nobility.

Tour Highlights

  • London, including Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral and the Chapel of St George and the English Martyrs, Trafalgar Square, Houses of Parliament, Whitehall and 10 Downing Street, Buckingham Palace, Thames River, Lambeth Palace (official Residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury) and Tower of London.
  • St Paul's Cathedral, built on the site of Old St Paul's which was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.
  • Rochester Cathedral, founded in 604 and Rochester Castle.
  • Aylesford Priory, a 13th Century religious house of the Order of Carmelites.
  • Leeds Castle, a favourite with King Henry VIII.
  • The Priory of St Pancras at Lewes, one of the largest and wealthiest priories.
  • St Martin's Church in medieval Canterbury, where the Christian Queen Bertha of Kent first worshipped in AD 580 and welcomed St Augustine in AD 597, making it the oldest church in the English-speaking world that is still in use.
  • Cathedral Church of Christ, Canterbury, built on the site of St Augustine's first Cathedral.
  • St Augustine's Abbey, founded by St Augustine and where his own body was interred.
  • Minster Abbey, a small but active Benedictine nunnery.
  • Reculver and the remains of the Saxon Church built in the 7th Century by St Augustine.
  • Windsor Castle, built by William the Conqueror and St George's Chapel.
  • Walsingham and the ruins of an Augustian Priory, the Shrine of 'Our Lady of Walsingham', commemorating the apparition of the Blessed Virgin to the lady of the manor and the Slipper Chapel.

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