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Eastbridge Hospital

Address: 25 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2BD , England
Phone Number: 01227 471688
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Ranked #19 of 145 things to do in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Windsor, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This place is a little gem. The gentleman on reception was extremely knowledgeable. I loved hearing about the history of the hospital and visiting the different rooms. I was told, by the gentleman, that the chapel on the top floor of the hospital was probably the most peaceful place in Canterbury. I think he was right. I would highly recommend... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Small little building, not much to look at. While there is history behind it, 3 tiny rooms with nothing much in it just didn't seem worth £2. Although it is a tranquil spot in the middle of the bustling city.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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