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Canterbury Norman Castle

Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PR, England
01227 378 100
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Ranked #24 of 52 Attractions in Canterbury
Type: Castles
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Seneca, South Carolina
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Canterbury Norman Castle is amazing and FREE! It was built during Norman times: "The Norman conquest of England was the 11th-century invasion and occupation of England by an army of Norman, Breton, and French soldiers led by Duke William II of Normandy, later William the Conqueror" Wiki. It's hard to imagine that a castle from ~1072 is still standing! If... More

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Spofforth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It is certainly value for money - that being said, it is free. There is a substantial keep and a staircase to walk around with about 5 information boards. It is on the town walls and took us about 20-30 mins to cover briefly. You could probably take longer, but not much more. Nice diversion from the park. Opposite the... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

OK so its not the most amazing place to visit in Canterbury but if you have 20 minutes to spare its well worth a visit. The castle is basically some ruins that were part of Canterbury castle. There isn't much left but the information plaques explain the history of the castle and help bring the ruins to life. Best of... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a ruin of a castle that you can climb steps to the second level for an elevated view. Informative plaques are around giving you the history of the castle. I have paid to look around less. Would definitely recommend a visit as part of a trip to Canterbury

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you are a local and haven't bothered to visit Canterbury Norman Castle then why not?!? If you are a visitor to Canterbury looking for places to go then you could do worse than to visit the castle to find out a lot more about Canterbury and its history. The castle is close to Canterbury East Station and only a... More

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Fuerteventura, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

This is just a shell of a keep, with a pleasant grassed garden inside, with a few benches. You can go up the stairs to the second level (or where it used to be!) for an elevated view. It is free to enter. If you like castles or have a few minutes to spare before your next engagement, this is... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We visited the ruins of the Norman Castle at the end of a sightseeing day in Canterbury. It was locked so we couldn't go inside but we could see everything from the gate as the structure is very small and simple fortification with little to see inside besides a walk around the castle walls. Considering the other sights available in... More

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This was one of the first three Norman castles begun directly after the Battle of Hastings. It is a real gem located right in Canterbury; a great historic site an easy walk from a lot of good pubs.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It is a ruin, the remains of a Norman castle in Canterbury--no entry fee, walk into and around the ruins, take all the photos you like, worth half an hour of my time because ancient history interests me. At the end of a long day sightseeing in Canterbury, it was an easy way to finish a thorough tour of the... More

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Cromer, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I thought that this Norman keep was more interesting than I had expected. You can walk around it and although it has lost most of its outer stonework leaving the flint core, it is still impressive. A corner tower can be climbed to the top with good views into the structure and outward over part of the town

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