A Via Francigena information board has been installed inside the precincts of Canterbury Cathedral as part of a commitment by the city authorities to improve waymarking and signage for pilgrims setting out for Rome on foot. The board is by the information kiosk outside the western portal where pilgrims traditionally have their passports stamped. A similar board with a description of the route and its history will also be put up outside the ruins of the Abbey of St Augustine by which pilgrims leave the city. In addition to providing pilgrims with information on the route, the boards will serve to educate locals on the Via Francigena. It is only through local support and interest that the short English section of the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Dover can develop. As a World Heritage Site, Canterbury attracts millions of visitors each year. These signs will therefore, reach a very wide audience. More signage in Canterbury, pointing the way to Rome, and better signage along the North Downs Way to Dover are also promised in the near future.