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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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

For me, a visit to this building feels like a step into English history. Partly because it gives us examples of most periods of English architecture, partly because the story of Thomas Becket is so vivid, but most of all because the site played such a key role in the earliest periods of English Christian history. There are guided tours,... More

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tadley
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We personally did not go in to the cathedral because they make a charge to visit. I do NOT object to putting money in a box, voluntarily, but to visit a place of worship and be made to pay is a disgrace.

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Eastbourne
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

beautiful historic city, to visit the cathedral the main course full of shops and restaurants, museums and spectacular scenery with rivers and old buildings with more than 500 years

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Burford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The interior is not so amazing, but the knowledge of the history is all. The Black Prince's accoutrements were interesting. I found the old parts outside memorable.

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Purley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I remember visiting as a schoolchild and I always recall how interesting it was then so as I was in the area I took the opportunity to revisit and I was not disappointed. I managed to while away over 3 hours, immersed in the history and heritage that abounds in every part of the Cathedral. If you do not fancy... More

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Epping, Essex , United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

In all honesty this Cathedral is just a larger version of many others in England , including its architecture. Its good if you find 14th & 15th century history of interest. It takes about 75min to stroll around, stopping to look up often, and try and work out what the colourful stain glass windows depict. The £10.50 each entry fee... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We went to Evensong on the Wednesday evening and 8am Communion on Maundy Thursday. Due to other things going on the rest of the Cathedral wasn't open to go in apart from a small corner of more contemporary worship as you went in the South Entrance. I found the contemporary worship very meaningful, but a few cushions would have worked... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

A great place to spend a morning or afternoon. Even better if you have a residen'ts card. A Canterbury must do!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Without the cathedral Canterbury would not be on my "visit list". Having suffered through a year of Chaucer in college, I knew the Canterbury tales as much as I wanted; being curious about the ancient walled town dating back to the Romans and beyond, I took the high-speed train (delightful and fast!) from London for a day out in ancient... More

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England, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Very nice Cathedral with lots of things to look at. There was a cute little old man who worked there and told us lots of great stories about the place.

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