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Canterbury Norman Castle

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Address: Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PR, England
Phone Number: 01227 378 100
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It's free !!!

This Norman keep only requires a short visit which as it's completely free , I can't see any negatives to visiting if you are in the area. I love castles and history , so enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Romford, United Kingdom
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Romford, United Kingdom
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This Norman keep only requires a short visit which as it's completely free , I can't see any negatives to visiting if you are in the area. I love castles and history , so enjoyed my brief visit to this one , you can look inside too. There are some signposts with information on too.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It was by the car park so we had a look around Not much info around, so it's a bit of a curiosity that I should Google when I have time

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Not much remains of the castle but it was free so not a big deal. Quiet little area away from the buzz of tourists.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

There is only very limited remains left of this castle and as there are others that are complete within a reasonable driving distance, I wouldn't waste my time on this one.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Lovely to wander round here, it's free to enter and look round the castle and the gardens, If you like history you will like this attraction.

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A young couple (23) who stayed for a couple days in Canterbury found the Castle to be one of the best features of the town. The town centre was extremely busy and overcrowded with constant school trip groups, college users and foreign exchange students all visiting the main attraction of the Cathedral which I believe you had to pay an... More 

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Perth, Australia
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The castle is ruined but still has large walls standing. The information boards around the castle explain everything in detail and set the history of the castle. Well worth a visit.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Walked over to check it out with my ex-GF Angela last week and thought it was lacking in context. I think I will not miss it in the future. Angela likes history and told me some facts about it. So I suggest anyone visiting to brush up on Norman history before trekking out to this wayward ruin. The history let... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Rather small, no interior, small area to climb to a minor tower. As it's near the city wall, Dane John Garden, and is a straight walk back through the older part of town towards the Cathedral, I think it's worth a look if you are walking the wall or exploring the river trail, but not something you would go to... More 

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Lancashire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There is not a lot of the castle remaining so you really need to use your imagination of how it looked back in the day. Still worth a look though.

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