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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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The cathedral is huge and set in a large area with many associated buildings. Inside there are many points of interest including the site of the killing of Thomas Becket and gteh tombs of the Edward the Black Prince, Henry IV and Queen Joan of...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This medieval cathedral in the center of Canterbury is worthwile to visit. It is a beautiful construction in a very nice green park. The inside is not so special. The stained-glass windows in a side-building and the cloister are impressive.

1  Thank Geert G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have seen my share of cathedrals all over Europe, this one stands out. It has a rich history dating back to St. Augustine,and the famous martyr of Beckett. It has a crypt that is vast, beautiful cloister, and beautiful chapels. The scale of the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

the cathedral was nice to look at on a sunday where the tool is free but the rest of the week you have to pay £12.50 to pass the gate

1  Thank Michael T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our guide John led a party of about 20 around the cathedral for about 90 minutes and provided us with an clear insight into the cathderal's history

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

it was a true pleasure visiting the beautiful cathedral of Canterbury and celebrate the evensong sung by the choir

Thank nonameavailablehere
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Reviewed 3 days ago

perhaps we have been spoilt by some of the beautiful cathedrals we have visited on the continent but quite underwhelmed and at £12.50 overcharged maybe the chancel which was closed when we visited makes up for the rest,mmm

Thank miclinDunstable
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this Cathedral during our recent visit to Canterbury. In fact the historical and present significance of this church was the reason we decided to make a stopover in Canterbury on our was to start our cruise from Dover. I didn’t...More

Thank MyraPlum
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting looking at the development of the Cathedral from it`s early Monastic roots through to the modern day. Admission was £12.50 but that`s understandable - when we visited, the entire West End was being restored and the Nave roof was being re-leaded - an...More

Thank TheWuffler
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the great cathedrals of the world and a must-see for any visitor in the area. Entry price rather high but well worth it.

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