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Eastbridge Hospital

Address: 25 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2BD , England
Phone Number: 01227 471688
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Ranked #12 of 52 Attractions in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was as cheap as chips to get into and I think really worth a visit. Beautiful historic building and really enjoyed looking around. It won't take up much of your day but if your in Canterbury you can't not pop in, really easy to find as it's in the high street. Don't think I would have bothered to take... More 

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Kent
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A piece of history not to be missed. It won't take long to visit the hospital and associated chapels but it is well worth a visit. Only £2 entry and £1 for concessions. Most times there is a knowledgeable member of staff on the reception who will recount the history of the building.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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87 reviews 87 reviews
37 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Full name is "the hospital of St. Thomas the Martyr, Eastbridge and we stumbled on it by accident as there was a print exhibition in the beautiful lower dormitory. The gentleman on the reception was a delightful font of knowledge and history and for a small entry fee we could go up and see where pilgrims back through time were... More 

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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We rather stumbled upon this by accident but we're glad we did. It is small but has a fascinating story to tell. It costs only a pound or two to go in and will take you no more than half an hour to look around but we were not disappointed.

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United States
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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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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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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