The Via Francigena pilgrimage begins in Canterbury at the zero kilometre milestone. Your Canterbury to Dover self-guided tour starts by visiting the many famous monuments in Canterbury. Don’t miss the Cathedral and the UNESCO listed ruins of St Augustine’s Abbey. The first stage is a 20 km walk to Shepherdswell enjoying the English countryside and the delightful villages of Patrixbourne and Womenswold. Then spend a pleasant evening in an English guesthouse in Shepherdswell. The next day, walk 17 km to Dover through fields and meadows with plenty of cows for company. There are many places to visit in Dover, but a walk along the White Cliffs and a visit to Dover Castle are a must do! After visiting Dover you can head home or off to Rome!