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Canterbury Cathedral

Address: The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
Phone Number: 01227 762 862
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Ranked #1 of 48 Attractions in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The first Church of England, this historic gothic-style cathedral...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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 monks in the 12th century.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

too expensive...once we decided it was way over the top.. price wise, we couldnt even get in to the gardens to take a photo from the outside...very disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I feel bad giving scores to the cathedral. It's impossible to score the spiritual experience and what some believe is a house of God. I give the highest score because it's a place that anyone who lives in England should visit. All those who visit Britain and think about places outside of London to see should consider a 50 min... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This is simply THE most amazing and inspiring place I have ever visited. As a Christian, I have been to many cathedrals and churches - and loved them all - but there is something special about Canterbury. I am not easily moved to tears however I could feel my eyes prickling as I walked slowly through. It was a privilege... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This of course is an absolutely beautiful cathedral - when we visited it was even more stunning than we had thought it would be - it is truly historic But more the reason then that the admission charge of £28 for a family to enter is unjustifiable - it excludes many like us who cant afford that and for that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The nicest vitrals I have seen, and greatly maintained. The Cathedral itself is impressive, but I would recomend it for the vitrals. Just great. The whole town is charming, worth to spend a day. One hour from London by trai. We were three people traveling, got a group discount: 3 for 2. The cost to visit the Cathedral is high,... More 

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Cambridgeshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

If you have the time and the opportunity you must visit the Cathedral, it is one of the most beautiful and breath taking historic pieces of architecture England has to offer. Both inside and outside it is visually stunning, the guides are very knowledgeable, informative and friendly. Entrance fee of £10.50 might seem expensive for what does appear to be... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

A beautiful cathedral situated in a wonderful little area. Large and spacious, the cathedral offers great architecture and a serene setting. The fee to enter is reasonable also, given what you see; it's a place you must see once in your life if you live in the South of England. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Make a point of visiting Canterbury Cathedral, it is truly amazing, whether you FAO for the religious aspect, the architecture, the atmosphere, you wing be dissapointed

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The atmosphere here is wonderfully peaceful, the architecture spectacular and it is full of history.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Beautiful cathedral with a rich history. Cathedral volunteers are very knowledgable and can share helpful details and colorful stories behind what you see. I went to morning matins and communion service and was very glad I did. We were lucky to get to hear two choirs practicing along with the organ while we were there. A concert or full worship... More 

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