Christopher Marlowe and Canterbury walk
Main route: 1.6 miles (2.6km). Approx 3200 steps.
Allow 1 hour
Secondary route: 1.3 miles (2.1km). Approx 2600 steps. Allow 1
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About the walk:
The playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe was born in
Canterbury in 1564, the son of a shoemaker. His groundbreaking use
of blank verse and dynamic plotlines paved the way for William
Shakespeare, yet he is remembered also for his roistering
lifestyle, a heady mixture of scandal, religion and espionage. More
than four hundred years after his death Christopher Marlowe’s star
still burns brightly in the city of his birth. Join Kent Libraries
and Archives and Explore Kent on this exciting walk
Nearest postcode to start: CT1 2JT
For more literary walks why not try Jane
Austen or Charles Dickens.
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