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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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Geneva
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A piece of England's fabric, awe-inspiring in its shear size and beauty. Staff helpful and knowledgeable, and if you are there during choir practice, just an incredible experience

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ashby de la zouch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

There is so much to see in the surrounding buildings without venturing into the Cathedral itself. the remedial works do not really detract from the overall experience.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

There seem to be so many impressive cathedrals in this country that it's easy to get a bit jaded; I'm not sure if in a couple of years I'd be able to recall anything about this one that sets it apart from Winchester, say. Maybe apart from the rather steep entrance fee, and separate audio guide fee, or by being... More

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Smethwick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Went for my daughter's graduation and it was a splendid occasion in this truly wonderful place. It made a proud Dad enjoy it all the more!

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Yorkshire UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Our visit included a wheelchair which we were anxious about taking. However staff could not have been more helpful and the ramps and lifts meant that about 90% of the cathedral was seen. Lincoln Minster is perhaps more ornate but Canterbury is larger and is still fascinating. Entry was about £10 each (carer was free) which we thought was good... More

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

A most impressive building, with a great history. A must if you are in Canterbury. Don't miss the choir in the afternoons.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Yes, if you are visiting Kent, it is a must, one of the most delightful Cathedrals in England, not to be missed, the grounds are well kept and the Cthedral is very accessible, especially for disabled persons

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Roll up, roll up, the most obscenely rich landowner in the country wants your money. Is it worth the exorbitant entry fee ? Well, it has its attractions, the precincts are attractive and there is a very peaceful memorial garden at the rear of the cathedral, but similar places can be found free elsewhere. IMO the cathedral itself is not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This is a historic building that is stunning from every angle, out side and within, with many fascinating stories to learn about. Set in the centre of Canterbury it is very much part of the community, and worth several visits to really appreciate its historic significance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

ok - i am not big on churches and co - bout this is worth your time - and it takes time and is worth time - you get a huge sense of the history of england just wandering around - standing on stones that becket and co gave their blood for - gazing at the sacrifices of the buffs... More

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