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Canterbury Cathedral

The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
01227 762 862
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Ranked #1 of 52 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral is a must if you're visiting Canterbury. It's beautiful - from the grounds to the architecture. My friends and I spend a good couple of hours here, but were kicked out when a service was due to begin - oops! There are so many places to explore outside the Cathedral, too. And it's right in the middle of... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Just beautiful, steeped in so much history that the guides and assistants were all eager and willing to help explain, and show. I strongly recommend it.

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West Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I've visited a few of Englands oldest cathedrals so knew what to expect,but I was still awed by the sheer scale,history and architecture of this jewel in England's crown. The entance fee is a little steep but gift aided it gives access for a whole year. My wife wanted to attend the evensong service and not being religious I wasn't... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Canterbury Cathedral is just one of the thiungs that you have to go and visit if your anywhere near Canterbury. The structure both inside and out is breathtaking.You do not have to be a religious person to appreciate this building. My wife and I just love the architecture and for this alone it is worth the visit

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We can walk from Canterbury West Station to town and visit Cathedral.Along the walking street make you impressed with all small shops. The Cathedral entrance is on the left,near statute like center of the town.Buy the ticket and walk inside.The architecture is Gothic style.There are many tombs of many great people.I also impressed with the choir.The Cathedral is next to... More

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Ferndale, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A trip to Canterbury isn't complete without a visit to Canterbury Cathedral. I've seen more than a few European cathedrals and churches, and must say that this one is one of the best. It is the spiritual home of worldwide Anglicanism. This Roman Catholic was very impressed with this place of worship. In particular, visitors (religious or not) should admire... More

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Cork, Ireland, Europe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Canterbury Cathedral is very beautiful and very large. If you do go plan other things to do in the area as the cathedral takes an hour tops to go through. It does have some very interesting history such as Thomas Beckett, and the Black Prince. The stained glass windows are particularly pretty but you will be done within an hour... More

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Olfen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful cathedral, what we saw of it. Unfortunately the day we were there was graduation and most of the cathedral was closed to the public. We we did see was amazing and will have to come back again.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Very cool architecture and amazing building. The original part of the cathederal was built in 1066 AD so very cool to see a 948 yo building. Canterbury was nice town too.

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Swanley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I'm not a religious person myself but my girlfriend is and we can now tick this off our joint bucket list. The Cathedral is a lot bigger than what either of us thought on the outside, and the decor inside is so detailed and so full of history. The staff that work there are also very friendly and we were... More

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