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Canterbury Cathedral

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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
+44 1227 762862
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The iconic Cathedral in Canterbury is standing tall and reminding visitors of the medieval England. It's a cathedral where prayers have been offered for more than 1400 years. The medieval pilgrims came here in large numbers. And even today people come to pray and services...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My sister and I knew, that this time around visiting GB, we would not miss out on visiting Canterbury Cathedral and Village which is within the great wall of Canterbury Cathedral. What a Majestic and Beautiful Cathedral! Beautiful Architecture and Artwork! The windows were beautiful!...More

Thank Magda F
Reviewed 2 days ago

We journeyed south to Canterbury from the North East, a very long way. And we were not disappointed by our two visits to this magnificent cathedral. Although the exterior of the building is undergoing repairs making the exterior difficult to see, the interior more than...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Can’t be missed. The stunning beauty and extraordinary history of this landmark makes it a site that you certainly do not want to miss

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Is is a stunning building with fabulous artwork that brings it to life. A visit to Canterbury is incomplete without a visit to the Cathedral and the Precincts. The great cloister is just beautiful. The current exhibition of glass sculptures is amazing.

Thank WinterTingle
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here after visiting Yorkminster and Westminster and in a lot of ways this was the most interesting. They have an amazing audio tour and you can take as long as you want. It was less crowded than the others so it seemed a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

1400 hundred years of English history ( mingled at times with French). Spectacular architecture. Enthusiastic and informative volunteer guides make it come alive.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice visit to the cathedral, with interesting extra art exhibits. Shame the nave had lots of renovation work so you couldn't see properly the high ceilings. Staff very informative to questions. In particular, liked the stain glass windows, depicting Henry in eight and young queen...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The oldest Anglo-Saxon cathedral in the world, yeah it’s worth the tour. The extra 5 pounds to get a guide is a bargain. So much information and history, and the guides are so helpful. In the evening they hold an evensong service with the boys...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great architecture. A tragic drama of Henry II and his one time friend Thomas a’Becket. To be followed later, by Henry VIII’s drama and his wise decision for the dissolution of catholic enterprises including a sweeping change of Canterbury...the 12th century stained glass windows...More

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I have heard several Canon's leading the service inform the communicants that gluten free wafers are available.
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Dogs (on a lead) are allowed in the Cathedral grounds, but not Cathedral itself (except guide dogs). We look forward to welcoming you and your dog!