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Canterbury Cathedral

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Address: The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
Phone Number: 01227 762 862
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The first Church of England, this historic gothic-style cathedral dates...
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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lovely hotel friendly staff excellent location

It is in the heart of Canterbury and some rooms have a view of the cathedral and when you walk down to the terrace you can see the beautiful cathedral right in front of you. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Essex, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

You have to pay, even you doesn't go in. Only for a look to the cathedral. But in the evening you can go to the place

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Essex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

It is in the heart of Canterbury and some rooms have a view of the cathedral and when you walk down to the terrace you can see the beautiful cathedral right in front of you. The breakfast is lovely and plentiful the staff are very friendly and helpful and very polite. I would recommend this hotel highly my room was... More 

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Isle of Wight
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A must when visiting Canterbury, a bit pricey to get in, guided tours are extra, but the guide book proved very informative. Well worth the visit and with the use of the guide book we enjoyed our tour of the cathedral. It takes about 2 hours internally, it could easily take longer.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

visit was made to see Canterbury cathedral due to watching a programme about it on TV. The journey from Chorley to Canterbury was lengthy but smooth. We spent a whole day viewing both inside and out and also attended evening song service which was the icing on the cake, the choir singing sent tingles down my spine! The staff were... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Incredible views and plenty to see, little bit pricey though, but a nice way to spend the morning and was well worth the visit!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited Canterbury Cathedral mainly because we had never been there. We know the story of Thomas Becket but we were able to get the story at the place it happened. Architecture is a particular interest of mine and it was great for me to see the full range of Norman/English Gothic architecture in one place; mainly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful step back into history. Amazing glass windows. The cost of entrance was a bit much considering this is a place of worship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Voluntary guides will answer all your historical questions. Ask a guide to show you the shadow of the Black Monk (Nobody actually knows how it got there - may have from coal dust). Certainly looks like a black monk if you stand back and look at the figure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

After umming and ahing for a while over the entrance fee, my family decided to give the cathedral a sot ... and we were not disappointed! Top attraction.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Everything about this church is wonderful. Definitely worth a visit and you can spend a lot of time reliving English history.

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