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Canterbury Cathedral

The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
01227 762 862
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$160*
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Christmas Lunch in Canterbury
91%
Ranked #1 of 57 Attractions in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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 monks in the 12th century.
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We walked around this cathedral at night and it us beautiful! It was lit up and we took some great photos. We revisited the inside of the cathedral at day and we brought a £2.50 guide which directed us around the cathedral on a quick tour, it gave just enough information for us. We do not have a lot if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

If you're in Canterbury, this is a must-visit. There's a charge, but it's worth it. The history of the place is incredible, and it's really well preserved.

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

What is not to like about such a great building? The centre of the Anglican church and steeped in centuries of history.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Great impressive architecture. Remarkable and with a nice park and cloisters. Would love to have had nicer weather

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Leipzig, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The cost of entry is not appropriate; attractions such as this should have a nominal charge. You can walk around the precincts after 5pm for free and see the outside architecture.

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Volos, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I can't imagine how much the upkeep costs but £10.50 makes it feel like a tourist destination rather than a religious site. Deeply impressive, but donations only, please... My hint: walk in for free after dark and take a look at the cathedral all lit up and explore the silent gardens.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Canterbury Cathedral is like a guiding star for the quaint village. You can always tell where you are when you have the cathedral in sight. It's ancient presence instills much wonder and wisdom as well as insight to life 100's of years ago.

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KL,M'sia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The cathedral is overwhelmingly beautiful and if you do not intend to go inside the cathedral itself but would like to have the opportunity of capturing its architecture and grounds, it is worthwhile to wait until 4.30pm because then, entrance fees will be waived. I am not sure if this "waiver" is available everyday or not, so, best check with... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Canterbury Cathedral is one of the most important and historic sites in Britain, The cathedral is magnificent but I was disappointed today to see that they still charge a flat fee of £10.50 to visit the place. This is far too much and I would have thought there should be a smaller charge for those who want to visit the... More

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Petersfield, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Like others I agree the £10.50 seemed expensive. However, as it is the principle attraction in Canterbury one feels it would be a shame to miss it. It has tremendous history but little else as some of the staff looked as stoney faced as some of the gargoyles. To cap it all we were abruptly asked to leave the crypt... More

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