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Canterbury Cathedral

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Address: The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
Phone Number: 01227 762 862
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The first Church of England, this historic gothic-style cathedral dates...
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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As much as bible weekends aren't my thing, the Canterbury Cathedral is a beautiful and atmospheric place to visit. Many rooms to stray away from the main abbey including a visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

As much as bible weekends aren't my thing, the Canterbury Cathedral is a beautiful and atmospheric place to visit. Many rooms to stray away from the main abbey including a visit to the site of Oliver Cromwell. The grounds are really worth a visit at Christmas time to see the life size nativity scene.

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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you ever get the chance and have not been to Canterbury Cathedral you must visit. It is just one of those fantastic English buildings that inspires

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Wow the cathedral is huge lots to see and read, a bit pricey but if you think you will come back I a year then it makes it cheaper!

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Évora, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If in Canterbury, you can not miss it.Magnificent! It is also a must to go to the Evensongs, choir chants at 5.30, inside the cathedral. You can visit the cathedral and then, listen to the peaceful singing of the choir. It's a bonus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We decided to do this visit in the morning, as throughout the day the entrance queue gets rather long. So 10am we entered the gates, and for a further £5 you could have the guided tour. I would thoroughly recommend You do the tour. In our case it lasted 2hrs, and was well worth the money. The guide was excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Beautifully sung by the choir, transporting all of us to a perfect world. Welcoming clergymen and very respectful and open atmosphere.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The place was huge. The stone work and the preservation work is incredible. I went on a guided tour and enjoyed it so much. I spent the entire afternoon here. This was my sole reason for visiting Canterbury, it was fabulous.

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Stuttgart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Walking into the cathedral is like walking into a prayer built of stone. Its lofty heights lift the soul of even the most jaded tourist transforming him or her into a pilgrim. If staying in the city get up early and go to the daily morning prayer services at 0730. Just tell the guard at the gate that you are... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My daughter uses a wheelchair and the cathedral has a special mobility leaflet with a route to follow. The staff were very helpful. the audio guides were worth getting and made the tour really interesting. The toilets and café and shop are in the cathedral precincts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Booked a tour with the cathedral itself. It cost £10 for a family of 4. It was well worth the extra money. The guide had a comprehensive knowledge of the history and architecture of the cathedral. It really added to the experience of the visit and I would highly recommend it.

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