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Eastbridge Hospital

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Address: 25 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2BD , England
Phone Number: 01227 471688
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An interesting slice of history

We stopped in briefly while we were waiting for the river level to go down so we could go for a punt (it didn't, we couldn't). It was only two pounds and it's worth every penny... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Wheathampstead, United Kingdom

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Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped in briefly while we were waiting for the river level to go down so we could go for a punt (it didn't, we couldn't). It was only two pounds and it's worth every penny. Although it's only a few rooms there's plenty of information written up to give you further details about what you're looking at and how... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

There are often exhibitions here so you can sometimes get a look inside the ground (lower due to age) floor for free. To see the chapel etc upstairs you will need to pay. It's not much and it is an interesting building, given its history.

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Mequon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Who knew that the word hospital was originally derived from the word hospitality ? Originally built to accomidate the turrent of pilgrims who rushed to Canterbury Catherdral after the murder of Sir Thomas Becket, this monument to compassion, over the years, has served as lodging, school, hospital, chapel, and resting place for hundreds of thousands. This was the best two... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

With an admission charge of only £2, we thought the Eastbridge Hospital was worth a visit. Originally a place offering hospitality to pilgrims, it has two chapels, a refectory and the area where they would have slept in the basement (a rather chilly area). I enjoyed the architecture, the fresco in the refectory and the wooden rafters in the ceiling... More 

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Havant, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

You have to pay £2 to get in, It quite small the best bit is the chapel bit where there is a visitors book which my Mum wrote in. It does not take long to look around but it gives you an idea how the pilgrims would of slept.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The entry to the hospital is two pound - but I was disappointed for with the curation of the hospital. Canterbury sets the bar high with tourists and I was disappointed to the basement level void of any interactive material. The main level materials were cluttered and need to be simplified. The chapel on the top floor is stunning with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A great little place right on High Street. In medieval times a Hospital was a hostel for pilgrims, in this case for those visiting the shrine of Saint Thomas at Canterbury Cathedral. The undercroft, chapel and refectory are in great condition and well worth a visit if you enjoy medieval buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I didn't know about this place until I walked past, diverted, and walked in. The man behind the counter was a mine of information, and brought the place to life as he spoke about it. Don't miss the little upstairs chapel (there's also one on the ground floor as you come in) ... it's reputed to be the most peaceful... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went here and spent about 30-40 minutes checking everything out. This place is still operational, and has guests staying upstairs. There are 2 rooms to see upstairs, and another space downstairs. One of the upstairs rooms is the chapel/worship room, which is extremely old and still used to this day. When I visited, there was a modern art exhibit in... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Build to accommodate the flood of poor pilgrims coming to visit the shrine of Thomas Becket, it now is an almshouse. The original medieval part can be visited, from the downstairs basement where the pilgrims slept (free of charge, and when I visited there was an art sale present), to the chapel and refectory. Part of the original medieval wall... More 

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