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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.
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11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although currently undergoing a radical renovation the cathedral is still a must see attraction in Canterbury. From Thomas Becket to the latest stained glass windows the history and development through the ages is an absolutely fascinating story. Leave yourself plenty of time to look around....More

Thank Gary P
Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a visit, thoroughly enjoyed it, very interesting, staff helpful and informative. Stained glass windows are exceptional

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Reviewed yesterday

Praying at the spot that Thomas Becket was murdered in 1170 when he place his faith before his friendship for his king Richard II is a memory I will cherish forever.

Thank Ronald S
Reviewed yesterday

We attended the Cathedral for a Graduation Ceremony. Very regal and beautiful, made the event that much more special Thank you University of Kent.

Thank JBW3124
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a large and interesting cathedral, similar to the one in York but larger I think. Plenty of interesting nooks and crannies to investigate (the crypt! the outdoor area!). Some interesting stories woven throughout including some info about the management of the stained glass...More

Thank scottleff
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must to visit on a trip to Canterbury but not cheap at £11.50 for seniors, especially when so much is covered up because of building works. We had a guided tour for another £4 pp and although this was informative it overran by 45...More

Thank denisepoole0
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Still lots to see despite the scaffolding. We were warned on entry that we only had a short time before the service started but were able to gift aid our admission fee so as to have return entry for 1 year.

Thank Moira111
Reviewed 2 days ago

while the entrance fee might seem high (12 L) there is so much to see and learn: architecture, history, stained glass, WW11, saints, kings, knights....secrets. Give yourself enough time - and get some stories from one or more of the volunteer guides.

Thank tressed
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an extensive cathedral and grounds with a fair bit of local history. There is alot too see and admire here, which is not just for Christians. I would make sure to avoid services and events as sections can be closed off.

Thank Craig P
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Canterbury Cathedral and were very impressed by the size and beauty of it. After the shock of having to pay £25 for 2 adults we were soon able to see its charm. All of the people that work there were so polite and...More

Thank Anne A
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DanielJGordon
2 July 2017|
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Response from CanterburyCathedral | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry, and we look forward to welcoming you. Guided tours are not included in the entry charge, but there are - keen and knowledgeable - volunteers stationed around the Cathedral to answer questions and... More
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travellingbook
7 June 2017|
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Response from CanterburyCathedral | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. You will automatically enjoy 12 months' free entry if you GiftAid your entry fee, but, if you don't pay UK tax, you will have to complete a simple application form on arrival. Staff at the gate... More
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travellingbook
7 June 2017|
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Response from CanterburyCathedral | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry, and we look forward to welcoming you! Yes, we still have the 2-for-1 deal with SouthEastern (not Southern). Tripadvisor doesn't allow website links, but if you Google Southeastern 2-for-1 Kent... More
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