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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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12th Century Pilgrim Hostel

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Pershore, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

When we found out about an old hospital it sounded quite interesting so thought we would pay it a visit. Basicly it is a small chapel with not a lot to see, though there is quite an impresive roof inside. The staff were very polite & helpful, when we were leaving they suggested we went to take a look at... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

There isn't much to see but I have always been intrigued to see what is in side. You can be in and out in 5-10 minutes really so don't expect too much.

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Larkfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I visit Canterbury often and always said we should visit Eastbridge Hospital and now we finally have, I was a little disappointed. I'm happy to say I have actually been inside because I love history and for that alone, it was worth the visit but I feel it could be so much better. There are some information boards upstairs but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We discovered this by accident whilst wandering through the shopping area. . A small entry fee allows you to explore this ancient building which is steeped in history with fascinating artefacts!

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Skegness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The information boards have been moved upstairs, leaving the ground floor bare. Some people might find this better to imagine the conditions faced by pilgrims in this small shelter over the River Stour. The information on the Hospital's history is still upstairs, and the chapel on the floor above. It is an oasis on the busy High Street.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Very good place to visit, especially for those with an interest in history. The architecture is superb and well preserved and maintained.

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Additional Information about Eastbridge Hospital

Address: Address: 25 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2BD , England
Phone Number: 01227 471688
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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