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Canterbury Cathedral

The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
01227 762 862
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Ranked #1 of 53 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

A beautiful place to visit. So much history. It is exquisite when lit up at night. No visit to Canterbury would be complete with a look at this wonderful building.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our wander around Canterbury Cathedral. The building does need some TLC in places; what ancient cathedral would not, especially with the huge numbers of visitors Canterbury has? Putting aside the fabric, what really makes this place stand out is the expert and professional approach of the volunteers staff who welcome, guide and help visitors. We met so... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We loved our visit to the cathedral and the charming town. The cathedral was beyond beautiful. It would take several hours to closely examine all of the artifacts and historical objects within this sacred place. I recommend it to everyone. Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

A beautiful Cathedral. Unfortunately Sunday service had begun so we couldn't explore the whole place. We could hear the choir singing and it was magical.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is the most impressive cathedral I have ever visited.My wife and I decided to have the guided tour and I can certainly recommend it,because there is more to see and to understand than you can manage on your own.Our guide was most knowledgeable and pleasant and very happy to answer the questions that come to mind when faced with... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Spent quite some time just wondering through this cathedral and was amazed by it feature and history rich buildings. And a bonus the tickets last for 12 months, so it's an excuse to have another weekend away.

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Spicewood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I happened to be at the Canterbury Cathedral during Sunday Mass - the acoustics for the choir were incredible - I kept getting goosebumps during the mass! Very well run, and such a piece of Canterbury history with it's beautiful architecture and interesting past! A must experience if you're in the region!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful cathedral and surrounding town. Great place for a daytrip out of London. Get on a guided tour, it helps a tremendous amount. There is so much to see here you will need at least 3 hours.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit, a beautiful building with plenty of history to take in. Shame about the price as I'm not sure you should have to pay to enter a religious building (maintenance obviously but I believe it should be voluntary donation). UKC and CCCU students - use your student card for free entry!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Canterbury is a bustling university town with good restaurants and shopping facilities and located right in the centre of the city is the cathedral. The imposing spires can be glimpsed through the buildings of the city, but once you enter the grounds the true beauty reveals itself. You can wander around where christians have worshipped for over 1000 years and... More

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