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Eastbridge Hospital

25 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2BD , England
01227 471688
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Ranked #12 of 57 Attractions in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

If you're in Canterbury, this is a must-visit. There's a small charge, but it's worth it. The history of the place is incredible, and it's really well preserved. The guys who work on the reception are great and really helpful and knowledgeable. I have great respect for them. I do, however, have no respect for the Eastbridge committee (the people... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Spotted this and was not sure what to expect but it was nevertheless interesting. The main room had information boards all around with the full history and there was a lovely wall painting. Which unfortunately is sadly deteriorating due to over zealous conservation in much earlier years which cannot be reversed.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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57 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Deffinatley worth a visit here, it's very atmospheric and almost transports you back into the time the place was built. Only £1 to go in??? incredible could have charged more.Sraff were very informative.

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Calgary, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Hey, for a couple of pounds you can't go wrong. An interesting look into how a medieval pilgrim would have travelled and lived on his/her visit to Canterbury. Well preserved building and a good we to spend 30 minutes to a hour

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England
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27 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Fascinating! A few bits and pieces to see including a wall fresco which is around 500 years old. The gentleman at the desk was most helpful and assured us that if we had any questions we were to ask him. A real little oasis amidst the bustle of lovely Canterbury. We followed on from this by a trip on the... More

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Surrey, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Though blocky, imposing and plain from the outside, this medieval building is worth touring, especially to see the wall mural upstairs.

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

As my mother and I were wondering around Canterbury, we stumbled across the Eastbridge Hospital...being a doctor, I wanted to check it out. It isn't a 'hospital' per se, but rather a boarding facility for pilgrims to the Cathedral. The gentleman at the front desk was full of information and detail about the building and surrounding town. If you are... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Puzzled by some reviewers referring to 'just one room'! There are actually 4 floors to see, including the Vestibule which has a charming little chapel off. Of all the features here my favourite just has to be the 12C., original wall painting of 'Christ In Majesty' in the Refectory - imagine having your pilgrim's breakfast with Our Lord gazing benignly... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is not a very large place but is worthwhile visiting. In days of old, it must have been a miserable place to stay especially in winter.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Visit this ancient pilgrims' rest house that is still an alms house for Cantabrians. The custodian provided a fascinating history. There is a simple restful chapel and the hospital (i.e. a place of hospitality) engenders a sense of calm away from the busy streets of the city.

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