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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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Beautiful place but rammed to the rafters with noisy foreign tourists. Overpriced (as is the norm in Canterbury)

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place but rammed to the rafters with noisy foreign tourists. Overpriced (as is the norm in Canterbury)

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Bracknell
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Cathedral was magnificent but our guide left a little to be desired as it seemed a little disjointed.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having visited most of the great cathedrals in Britain and Europe was not massively impressed with Canterbury Cathedral. I suppose my problem started with being charged £10 to get in the grounds and then not being able to take many good photos of the exterior without scaffolding visible. Highlight was probably hearing the choir at rehearsal but apart from Becket... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It is awe inspiring. I have been here many times with school groups as well as with my own children. Take an audio guide or a book and explain everything to them.

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Mequon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Try not to miss this amazing display of architecture, culture and spirituality wrapped in one. Not only will a visit give you a tour de force of about 1500 years of English history, you can take in a service (evensong) to experience the full affect of this human feat.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very interesting visit to one of the most impressive cathedrals in England aided by an excellent and informative audio commentary

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I love visiting churches and cathedrals and this one certainly did not disappoint. The exterior is beautiful and the inside is breathtaking. A lot bigger than I was expecting and very well maintained. I have learnt a lot from reading the plaques, but i think having a guide would have made this visit even more interesting.

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Martos, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A review like this simply cannot do justice to this cathedral. Suffice to say everyone should go when in the area. I particularly enjoyed seeing the tomb of the Black Prince, but the history of England is within these walls.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A stunning building, an air of history and importance filled your senses. All areas were open to the public. Easy to wander around, people were respectful and time flew by viewing the different sections of the cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Canterbury is famous, the cathedral is a beautiful monument, it's a piece of history and was mentioned in literature. It's got special atmosphere and I'm glad I could visit it.

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Address: The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
Phone Number: 01227 762 862
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury

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