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Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint

Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
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Definitely worth a visit

This is most definitely worth visiting. The views are great, it’s not expensive, and when we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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They are there!

Not sure how you review the tower itself but it certainly makes an impressive entry into Canterbury... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
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Built in 1380 the Westgate Towers is England's largest surviving Medieval Gateway. Explore its unique history and take in some of the most iconic views in the county of Kent. Approximately 60 foot high and built of Kentish ragstone c1380, it is the...more
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1 Pound Lane, Canterbury CT1 2BZ, England
+44 1227 458629
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Reviewed yesterday

Food very good and the service is great it'd in the middle of the towers so have a look at the cells why you are the or eat in the jail with friends

Thank rmiller11101952
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting place to visit. It was a prison and the cells are open to see inside. There is a small museum with interesting artefacts. The views over Canterbury are wonderful. The spiral staircase is challenging. Not for anyone with walking difficulties or bad...More

Thank AwayWendy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is most definitely worth visiting. The views are great, it’s not expensive, and when we visited there was a fabulously knowledgable and friendly man on the desk by the name of Bob who enthralled us with wonderful stories & legends.

Thank ZiggyLondon
Reviewed 10 September 2018

When arriving in the City it is hard to miss the Westgate Towers.the largest surviving City Gate in England and still with traffic passing through the central archway. It made for an impressive entry into the complex of streets and whilst there have been difficulties...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Worth the climb for amazing views. The chap was very knowledgeable. Would recommend a visit, and it only costs £4

Thank Beverley P
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The monumental 14th-century Westgate is England's largest still-standing city gate. There's a small museum which shows the rich history of the tower as Canterbury's former city gaol. Structural highlights include gaps designed for aiming guns (rather than arrows) and "murder holes" (for dropping hot sand,...More

Thank Bubbles73uk
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

This was a great place to visit. Not too expensive. Very informative. Great view over Canterbury. A lot of steps so not disabled friendly. If you have a spare hour or two and you are in Canterbury I would highly recommend it.

Thank Mr F
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Not sure how you review the tower itself but it certainly makes an impressive entry into Canterbury dominating the way in from the west.

Thank Ronnie90
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Westgate Towers is a great landmark to come and see, but it's not really worth it to pay to go inside. The view from the top is nothing special!

Thank Libby M
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Probably the best preserved medieval city gate in the uk. If you like history, its for you. Easily acccessible at the western end of the High St

Thank Robert B
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