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Canterbury Cathedral

The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
01227 762 862
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Ranked #1 of 50 attractions in Canterbury
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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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Kendal, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Can't believe they charge £10.50 to go in a cathedral You couldn't even get into the gardens to see the exterior of the building I am sure lots of people pay the entrance fee but sadly not me

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Although rather expensive to enter the cathedral it is well worth a visit. The whole experience is impressive with a lot of history attached to it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This is a place you must go and see. Steeped in English history and a wonderful place. It s the heart of the church but that being said the architecture is wonderful. I have been lucky enough to go to the cathedral archives and seen some interesting and seriously old manuscripts and relics. If you visit Canterbury then pop in... More

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leicestershire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit, and the reason most people make the journey to Canterbury is to see this wonderful building, the staff were friendly, and very knowledgeable, try and go in more than once, you will see more when you do. and if you do gift aid it's free to make a return visit anytime in the next twelve months.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

It does cost to get in, and you may not want to bring the whole family. However, this is an iconic cathedral and worth seeing inside. The architecture and history alone make this a worthwhile visit.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Canterbury Cathedral has such a rich history that every one could find something to capture their imagination. Apart from being a beautiful building its prominence in the religious life of England the services are wonderful with evensong being a particular favourite of mine. Their is an education centre attached to the Cathedral where young school visitors can take part in... More

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Very impressive cathedral with lots of history but I think that history could be better explained with perhaps a tour , maybe there is one but not cleared enough as been in twice and never seen or been offered one , but none the less , very good day out and what a building!!!

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Bushey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Easter day service was wonderful. The Cathedral is magnificent both in and out.The architecture is absolutely marvellous.The only drawback was no photography was allowed inside, but there are plenty of photo's to be taken outside. I can't see how you will be disappointed. One visit isn't enough.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Without knowing the history of the Cathedral, my family and I booked a tour with the Cathedral. Maureen Ingram took us around and I must say that she transported us back in time with her narrations of gory deaths, Henry VIII and Beckett. My 9 year olds absolutely loved it! It lasts an hour and a half, but its really... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

First, it does cost to get in to the Cathedral. We paid £30 for two adults and a child (under 5 is free) but given the fact it costs £9,000 per day to run the Cathedral, I'm not surprised. But the architecture and craftsmanship, the history and vastness of the Cathedral make it worthwhile. Not really suited for younger kids... More

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