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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
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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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Canterbury has and always will be a very beautiful and historic town,the buildings and the cathedral are stunning to say the least,we visit reguarly as we live not more than... read more

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Canterbury has and always will be a very beautiful and historic town,the buildings and the cathedral are stunning to say the least,we visit reguarly as we live not more than 25miles away. The Cathedral is the best one we have been in and has a truly magical feel and of course the history surrounding it makes you get of going... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

mermerising, peaceful, holy: very beautiful, lots of original features, some refurbishments going on, unfortunatelly not alowed to take pictures in a cript with beautiful ancient frescas, photographing allowed in the main cathedral area, huge place, burrial stones, paitings, rugs, candles, charity membership option...

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took a tour of the cathedral & couldn't believe how beautiful it was, great value for what we were saw. The architecture was truly stunning.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful candlelight services Christmastime. Beautiful and very peaceful. Friendly staff, welcoming.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was a little surprised by the ticket price...however it is well worth the money as there is SO much to see and learn. Particularly moving was the spot where Thomas a Beckett was murdered. Even after a couple of hours I had not seen everything so I will definitely return...perhaps for Evensong which I understand is free.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful place to have a wander round and absorb all the history. £10 per person, but if you gift aid it you get a years entry for free! Impressive both inside and out. A must see :)

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Canterbury is one of my favourite historical towns to visit and the Cathedral is a must. A large beautiful building with many courtyards to walk around. The stained glass windows are a beautiful sight and the Cathedral itself has been maintained to an excellent standard. The grounds are kept beautifully too. A must for all overseas visitors.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful location ideal for sight seeing and historical visit. A place to reflect and take in the breath-taking surrounds within the cathedral .

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've lived in the area all my life and worked in Canterbury for 35 years, as well as going to University here, but every time I come down the hill I see the Cathedral in the distance and the view never fails to impress. I have been to about 16 Graduation ceremonies there as a helper, but last week actually... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So much to see and all very interesting. I did a short visit and joined in the end of a special service, will be back

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