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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If you are visiting Canterbury and would like some very helpful information go into the shop attached to the Cathedral and talk with a young lady named Tamsin, she is very knowledgeable about the City and will give you a map for a walkabout and also highlight all of the places that you would like to see. I cannot congratulate... More

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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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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

You could be forgiven for thinking you were queuing up to go into Thorpe Park when you're presented with the entrance fee at the gate. Yet another Dean and Chapter money gabbing greedy exercise. Similar to how they would much rather have overpriced empty retail shops on Burgate than actually rent them out. £10.50 to go into your own Cathedral... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral itself is fabulous but do take the time to walk round all the grounds and the crypt. It is well worth the money if you do all this and you can re-use the ticket for up to one year.

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Warner Robins, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We attended an Evensong service and it met our expectations for a beautiful, sung service. The mixed male and boys' choirs were outstanding. The boys really do sound angelic. The next day we also spent several hours in the Canterbury Archives doing research. The staff were extremely helpful although we recommend exploring their website to prepare before making the trip.... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Whether you are religious or atheist; local or from afar; the Cathedral has to be a must-see place on your to do list! It never fails to amaze me just how inspiring it is to visit - Kings and Queens are buried here; the building and history is just unbeatable.

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Very impressive in- and outside the cathedral. Lots of volunteers with outstanding knowledge of the site and love to tell the visitors about it! Even saw a falcon that chased doves every Friday.

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Absolutely brilliant, not big into religion but what a building, history and such an inspiring place

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Lovely place, great atmosphere, staff are very helpful and very knowledgeable. Wished there had been a cafe or somewhere to get a drink. Toilets were very clean. If you come to Canterbury you must give the cathedral a look, it's stunning and its history is amazing.

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