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Canterbury Cathedral

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Address: 11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
Phone Number: +44 1227 762862
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Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The first Church of England, this historic gothic-style cathedral dates...

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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What a beautiful and awe inspiring place. Well worth a visit and entry into cathedral lasts 12 months. In parts of Cathedral wonderful feelings of calm and peace. Shrine to Thomas... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a beautiful and awe inspiring place. Well worth a visit and entry into cathedral lasts 12 months. In parts of Cathedral wonderful feelings of calm and peace. Shrine to Thomas Becket found rather disappointing though!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The worship experience is there is second to none. I can still here the music in ears. Oh, the beauty and the wonder of this House of God!

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Olney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An amazing Cathedral with great atmosphere Friendly and knowledgeable guides. Attended Evensong which was very beautiful and moving. Also attended wonderful Carol service.

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

stay at the Cathedral lodge and you have a room with a view and unlimited entry to the Cathedral. See where Thomas Beckett was murdered

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's beautiful, ancient and very lovingly looked after by all the staff and volunteer guides. A lovely atmosphere of tranquillity.

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Lavenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We are senior citizens so the price to get in was very good. Then we noticed a guided tour by Maureen which a Was informative, humorous and fascinating. Maureen really made us aware of the sense of history there is in this holy place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Canterbury cathedral is a must visit on a trip to the town of Canterbury. There is an entrance fee but it is fair, considering the cost of upkeep of this marvelous old structure.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As befits its status, this is a large busy cathedral: busy with tourists but also with lots of services. The grounds are delightful. Not to be missed

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Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is the site of the culmination of an early church versus state quarrel with dire consequences for Archbishop Thomas Beckett. The many volunteer guides throughout the cathedral and the iconography bring the story of Beckett to life.

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cambridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing building well worth the visit.so pleased we went there.the detail in the building is amazing.

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