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Canterbury Cathedral

The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
01227 762 862
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Ranked #1 of 52 Attractions in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The first Church of England, this historic gothic-style cathedral dates back to 597, which served as a rich and powerful monastery of Benedictine... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

My grandaughter now lives in Kent, I was staying with her for a few days so she took me for a day to Canterbury so I could visit the Cathedral.It is wonderful. The architecture, paintings, tombs, stained glass windows beautiful.I was thrilled to see the tomb of The Black Prince as I had seen a TV programme about him not... More

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Cambridgeshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our look around the cathedral. Unable to look in the crypt because of a wedding but got to see the bride walk a very way down the cathedral to get to the crypt. Interesting if you like lots of reading. Enjoyed the visit but a bit expensive for what we wanted to see.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed visiting the amazing church on a wet day in August. The queue was about 15mins so not too bad and well worth the wait. Had at great Cornish pasty in town and also visited the old jail sight. A pretty town easy to get to from the railway.

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Wodonga, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

As I went to pay the exceedingly high entrance fee, I was left wondering why, then I entered the cathedral and was greeted with trinket sellers and others who wanted money for tours or audio guides, and I found myself becoming quite angry. Then it struck me, is this what Jesus felt when he entered the Jerusalem temple - Then... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A really interesting and thought provoking experience. Not too many visitors allowed in at once so you get a nice felling of space and scale. This place is huge and at times breath taking. The architecture is amazing and the cloisters are not to be missed. Of course the Martyrdom is the most well known area within it and maybe... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

An amazing cathedral which must be seen to be believed. It has everything from, of course, the martyrdom place of Thomas Beckett to clothing worn by a prince from medieval times (his tomb is there and his clothes are still on display there.) The crypt is amazing but popular for functions (there was a wedding in it when I was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed going to visit the Cathedral. The atmosphere is so historical and makes you wonder, makes you want to know more. Never miss a visit.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Felt the admission price was a little steep but no point going to Canterbury without visiting the cathedral . Also because we gift aided we can go back for free within the next year. Amazing architecture and sense of history - fabulous!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Purposely went to Canterbury to visit the Cathedral and have to say it does not disappoint. It was only £10.50 to enter so not sure what other reviewers are complaining about as your ticket is then valid for a whole year allowing you to revisit as many times as you like. The entry fee is all part of the upkeep... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We had a beautiful time exploring this stunning cathedral and it's grounds. I admit at first I thought the entrance fee was a bit high, but of course a building like this requires an awful lot of upkeep! If we want to preserve these beautiful buildings and their artefacts, it is only right we contribute to their accounts. This building... More

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