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Canterbury Cathedral

11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
+44 1227 762862
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The first Church of England, this historic gothic-style cathedral dates back to 597, which served as a rich and powerful monastery of Benedictine monks in the 12th century.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
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Reviewed today

I didn’t think I would, but I rather enjoyed the fact that the scaffolding for repair work, the workmen and work compound made me think of how it must have been for many pilgrims over the years as the Cathedral was altered and completed. Having...More

Thank Bon444
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Reviewed today

An awesome Cathedral, well worth visiting. We were there for 2.5 hrs and would have been longer but we had visited the outside areas the day before. Go along to evensong st 5.30pm, we are not religious but had heard the choir practicing and the...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A nice little visit whist in Canterbury. The cathedral is undertaking some works. Also there are some volunteers around the cathedral to offer some facts about the place which is really nice. Love the little garden.

Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit,the most impressive cathedral in England.under scaffolding at the moment,but still worth a few hours for a visit.

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Be Aware its currently covered in scaffolding both inside and out. We are from Lincoln and travel to York several times a year - both are better both for tourists and worshipers. Its sad but what was really missing in this noise filled worksite is...More

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

While visiting Canterbury you cannot leave without vising the cathedral! Despite the constriction currently going on it is a beautiful place to visit and when the choir are rehearsing it makes it even more special.

Thank Ben M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First of all it's important to say this is a 5 star Cathedral with a wow factor built in. However compared to, for example, York, Lincoln or Sailsbury it's a little less enthralling and hard to put your finger on why? The history is certainly...More

Thank Trek2k
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Obviously a must in Canterbury. A scavenger hunt guide made it more interesting for younger kids (ask for one when you walk in). Allow lots of time. There's a lot to see.

Thank ShelStrel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

amazing pieces of history and architecture. sad there was some work in progress hiding some of the parts. all different areas are worth visiting. expensive for our family of 6.

Thank jugjug92
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a few hours visiting the Cathedral. as soon as you walk through the main gates you feel the history of the place. If you visit Canterbury you must make this one of your stops.

Thank Mike W
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Canterbury West is the nearest station.
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