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Canterbury Cathedral

Address: The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
Phone Number: 01227 762 862
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Christmas Lunch in Canterbury
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Ranked #1 of 48 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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ATHENS
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Although it seems a bit expensive to get in , it is really worth it ! The church is beautiful from the outside but also from the inside ! Very impressive it is really a Must See !

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Abu Dhabi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Don't imagine you can spend an hour or two in this amazing building. It took us 2 visits over 2 days to begin to take it all in, the actual cathedral building and its history and the stories of those who lived, and died here. Our visit also included attending Evensong which was a truly glorious experience, never to be... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

stunning choir was a real joy to listen to. There is a lot of scaffolding in place around the cathedral at the moment but it is beautifully lit and a really lovely building.

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Wickford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This is first time my wife and I had ever been here, and I was so impressed by its size, it made our own Chelmsford cathedral look like a village church, no disrespect intended. The building was magnificent and wherever you looked there was something beautiful to see. words cannot describe how we felt being inside this wonderful building. there... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

First, I didn't appreciate the high charge to visit. In my humble opinion, a church should be free to enter no matter how important. However I appreciate the high cost of the maintenance, repairs etc. maybe they should operate a donation scheme? That aside, the cathedral is a wonderful example of rich historic importance. Wander around and absorb the atmosphere,... More

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Bovingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Yes, it is expensive to get in. But I think we're so used to not paying for entry to museum or heritage attractions in Britain that we don't realise what looking after these buildings actually costs. It costs them £18,000 a day to run the place. Think of it as a donation to charity where you get something back in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful building! It is definitely worth a visit, characterizes this beautiful city perfectly!!

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Brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

There is a pretty outrageous entrance fee for this place, 10.50 pounds, but to make it a little less painful, book a tour to Canterbury and Dover Castle. This way the entrance fees and transport from London are all included. Anderson's tours does a nice job for 69 pounds. I have a policy about paying to enter churches: I don't... More

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Expected the greatness of this old world historical cathedral, but the surprise was the pleasant and helpful volunteers that helped us find plaques and markers of past relatives that participated in the history of this treasure. Our heartfelt thanks in putting a few more pieces of the puzzle of our genealogical past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I had visited the Canterbury Cathedral for the first time this year. It was tranquil, and with history and heritage to reflect upon. So peaceful, and with so much delightfulness in is history. A place of reflection and history.

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