The Via Francigena in England

The Via Francigena starts beside the south porch of Canterbury Cathedral at the kilometre zero stone. Pilgrim Passports are stamped at the Information Centre in the Cathedral Precincts.

Leave the Cathedral via the Christchurch Gate and turn left onto Burgate and continue along Church Street and Longport, beside St Augustine's Abbey.

After passing North Holmes Road and St Martin's Church, turn right onto Pilgrim's Way and begin to follow the signs for the North Downs Way.

The pathway to Dover is nearly 20 miles long and will take between seven and eight hours on foot.

The pathway offers opportunities to return to Canterbury by train using the stations at Bekesbourne, Adisham, Aylesham, Sherpherdswell and Dover Priory.

Information provided by the Canterbury City Council.