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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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Breathtaking!

This building is well worth a visit, even if you are not a church goer. The grandeur of it is astounding and there are people at hand to answer any questions.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This building is well worth a visit, even if you are not a church goer. The grandeur of it is astounding and there are people at hand to answer any questions.

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We had always said we would go to Canterbury cathedral, what an amazing place it was. Everything was so breath taking, the history and atmosphere and so peaceful. We purchased the audio guide which tells you far more about than you can get by fumbling with brochures. We then went into the town very quaint and very much like York... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

If you visit Canterbury this really is a must. I know people object to paying to get into a Religious building but when it takes £9000 a day to run the place - the entrance charge seems very reasonable . Inside is truly stunning, take time to read the inscriptions as its an amazing piece of history. Make sure you... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This cathedral is impressive. It lies in the heart of Canterbury and yet is elusive to the town centre shopper. You can only catch glimpses of it from afar. The cathedral is actually enclosed in a small park with various dwellings, a cloister and a few ruines. You enter the grounds through a beautiful sculptured gate. The building of the... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Difficult to remain untouched by the spirituality of this building which has housed the prayers and worship of thousands of Christians over hundreds of years. Do pay for a guide (£4 concession for well over an hour tour) or at least invest in an audio guide. As it takes several hours to appreciate the wonders of this building, you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited the cathedral as a family of 6 and it is absolutely stunning. Worth paying for the entry especially as you can revisit as many times as you want in the year for free. A must!

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Folkestone, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see here from the soaring Gothic towers and nave to the choir with its wealth of medieval stained glass and the site of Becket's shrine. Don't miss the crypt and cloisters which are also very interesting and give an idea of what this holy place must have been like when it was the centre of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We arrived late....heavy rain, hardly any signs to the cathedral in the city itself (presumably it's easy to see when it's not raining?). Canterbury doesn't seem too keen on signs in general. When we finally found the entrance after asking about a bit, we were told there was still time to visit but should go to the choir first as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It has a lot of history. The volunteers who staff it are so good. Deep knowledge and approachable and very friendly.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The Cathederal is a must. Its fascinating and teaches you a lot of history. Its very peacefull inside and makes you stop and think for a while !!!

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