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Lovely Medieval square that is worth a stroll through

This square is not as much of a must see as some other parts of the city, but the presence of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Memorial and Gate

The Buttermarket is the small square right outside the Christ Church Gate into the Canterbury... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really lovely old building, easy to find and well worth a visit. Crowded as it was Xmas time, but still lovely.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LadyBeeTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This square is not as much of a must see as some other parts of the city, but the presence of the church and war memorial, combined with the general ambience make it a very pleasant place to walk to and through. The pub of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Belgonzo
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

The Buttermarket is the small square right outside the Christ Church Gate into the Canterbury Cathedral. The Square is very small and is dominated by the war memorial in its center and the impressive Christ Church Gate. It is a popular meeting place and has...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

It must have been a crowded place in its day as it is today. It’s a small space where, one imagines, a bustling crowd went through their daily business and living, temporally separated from the Cathedral that’s briefly visible through Christchurch gate. ...There now stands...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank globetrottingYankee
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Whilst it is tempting, romantically, to think that the Buttermarket dates back to the early days of the Cathedral, it seems that the first market Hall was only built in 1664 and later became known under its present name. However, with the Christchurch Gate on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Bloodthirsty history aside, this area located outside the Cathedral precinct, is now a trendy 'square', surrounded on all sides by various stunning structures, eateries, bars and retail outlets. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Geemcee
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We started our walking tour of Canterbury at the Buttermarket, with the impressive Christ Church Gate leading to the cathedral on one side, many historical buildings forming the edge of Buttermarket and old lanes leading off.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Really rustic, thick pastry pies are a must. Lovely setting near cathedral. very good service too.The unusual tropical IPA was a nice treat also.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank debbiemings
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We visited on a very hot day in July, and with it's great location was very busy. We managed to get a lovely shady table outaide only to be joined by two strangers, older German men who decided as there was nowhere to sit they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SarahCoombs124
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Have walked around this area and had lunch and drinks in and around the area in the past, so lots of restaurants and bars to choose from, some with lots of history. Basically a town square and more.

Date of experience: August 2018
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