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Canterbury Cathedral

Address: The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
Phone Number: 01227 762 862
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Ranked #1 of 52 Attractions in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The first Church of England, this historic gothic-style cathedral...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I studied in Canterbury and graduated in this cathedral so know it well. I came to Canterbury on a Sunday and thought it would be good to go spend a few minutes of quiet time in it. This cost me £10.50. I think this is so sad as it symbolises how the church has completely lost sight of its purpose.... More 

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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate to attend the Demelza Hospice Christmas Carol event at the cathedral. We were sitting admiring the building when a single choirister started the service by singing Once in Royal David's City - the acoustics are superb and the hairs on the back of your neck almost tingle, We were enthralled Unfortunaltel like most cathedrals it does cost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

i been there so many time - i lost count how many times! it's so awesome! the last time i visited the cathedral was with my American relative of mine!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral has so many aspects the only way to experience it is to give up a day of your life and explore, attend one of the services and simple be there.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Anyone going to Canterbury will have the cathedral first on their list. What I would like to reccomend is the guided tour. There are many volunteers that act as wonderful guides and take you through the cathedral explaining each highlight. After that you have time to wander at your own pace. The guided tour is not designed for children, but... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Canterbury Cathedral is known as the place where Thomas Becket was murdered in 1170. The assassination of Thomas Becket was due to the arrival of pilgrims. I think everyone should visit this cathedral. It was founded in 597, several times reconstructed. In the vicinity there is a monastery. Surrounding the cathedral is interesting, Westgate is impressive.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Visited the Cathedral and did the guided tour £5 extra but worth it as you get told the brief history and taken to see the main points of interest. Our guide was not particularly interactive but it was still very interesting but would not have kept young people or children interested. The Cathedral is amazing, so large and so old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We went to Canterbury to hear London Welsh Male Voice Choir perform there.. As we had bought tickets for the performance in the evening we were allowed to look around the Cathedral in the morning free. What an awesome experience. The concert was brilliant as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Beautiful inside and impressive outside. It is central to the town and very accessible. As most cathedrals are, it is very cold inside, if you have to sit through a concert or a long service .

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Burnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

A beautiful, quiet place. Wonderful ceilings and stained glass windows. Currently undergoing some refurbishment but that doesn't spoil your visit. You can see the tombs of the Black Prince and Henry 1V amongst others. A living church so you may find a service going on around you in one of the many chapels during the week. On Sunday's visiting hours... More 

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