Canterbury – Watling Street (Britain’s First Main Road)

The sun is shining in Canterbury, which means one thing, it’s too hot… It does make for some rather interesting photos of the city parks though – well, interesting to me.

One little highlight is the former line of Watling Street, the former Roman and Saxon road. This is located in Westgate Parks, which is now on the former site of part of the Roman settlement.

There are no obvious traces of Watling Street in this location, so the marker on the pavement is particularly useful. There’s also no evidence of a crossing at the river either, although since the sign said that the area changed in 290AD, it’s not entirely surprising that things might now be a little different.