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Canterbury Cathedral, Kent
England

The World Heritage Site is one of the most iconic Christian structures in England. Originally founded in 597, the current Gothic structure was re-built by the Normans in 1077. It is home to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Leader of the Church of England.

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