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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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If you like historical buildings this is a must see. I also love to walk around the peaceful grounds.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you like historical buildings this is a must see. I also love to walk around the peaceful grounds.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Canterbury Cathedral is a wonderful place to visit. Entry is £10.50 for an adult, and for an extra £4 you can get a recorded commentary which I would recommend as it did add to the experience. The architecture is absolutely amazing and there is lots to see. The stained glass windows are enormous and really beautiful. While we were there,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral does not fail to impress. Even though there was a lot of restoration work being done, this did not take away from the beauty of the Cathedral. It's a must do for any visit to Canterbury.

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Eauze, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have been to a lot of cathedrals but this incredible building defies description. Vast spaces, magnificent stonework, stunning stained glass windows, bizarre monuments, chapels, vaulted ceilings, and a crypt that has pillars dating from the 6th century. Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

More interesting than I could have imagined. Recommend that you sign up for gift aid when paying for entry, because you then get 12 months unlimited entry. Didn't notice the personalised audio guides as we went in, and would definitely hire one next time.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We always stop into Canterbury when we're visiting family in England and we love to walk around the Cathedral grounds. The rich history is really evident and there are plenty of people around that are willing to teach you a bit more about the cathedral than you might have already known. It's definitely worth the stop if you're in Kent.

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Northallerton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

After being thoroughly disappointed with the River Stour boat tour in the city (rip-off; don't do it!), I was sceptical about paying £10.50 in order to get into the cathedral and its precincts. However, I was thoroughly delighted with the whole experience. This is the jewel in the middle of a somewhat overhyped city. Much of England's turbulent past is... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This cathedral is beautiful but for me there was no 'spiritual' feel to it. As a building it was lovely to look at and to walk around. The stained glass windows were beautiful and the carving were quite exquisite but for me there was no 'holiness' about it. It seemed to be all about making money. The £10.50 entrance fee... More 

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Larned, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral staff were kind and gracious allowing us to complete our pilgrimage to Canterbury with Holy Communion in a chapel.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Walking around this cathedral you are treated to a condensed version of England's history form the earliest saints, through princes and kings to the very present and a living breathing cathedral doing the work of God. The are indeed better/more impressive cathedral buildings in England, but none with this rich heritage and history. Stand of the spot where Thomas Beckett... More 

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