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Eastbridge Hospital

25 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2BD , England
01227 471688
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Ranked #11 of 52 Attractions in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Surrey, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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422 attraction reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Was used as an alms house for pilgrims visiting the Cathedral, very old, nothing to do with looking after the sick, it gets the name from "hospitality rooms" Very old 12thC fresco in the wall depicting christ. Well worth the 2 pound entrance fee

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Vancouver, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Very interesting and the fellows that man the desk are full if information that they will gladly share

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Colchester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Worth a visit as so old but not a great deal to see and not very info about the building. Chapel very peaceful to sit n reflect for a while.

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Only three very small rooms but so full of history. The gentleman was very helpful and informative and you could have sat and chatted for a while. The chapel is amazing, sitting there and listening to the hub-ub of the outside is exactly what the pilgrims several hundred years ago would have heard, the distant noise of people passing beneath... More

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Margate, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Incredibly rude on the telephone, the website says they also care for greyfriars chapel, I phoned and asked for the greyfriars chapel number and they pretty much barked at me and hung up on me. And the number they gave me didn't work. The hospital is about 5 minutes of very bland entertainment, no gift shop or much information

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