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Canterbury Norman Castle

Address: Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PR, England
Phone Number: 01227 378 100
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Ranked #20 of 52 Attractions in Canterbury
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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202 reviews 202 reviews
91 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Larkfield, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A beautiful Castle to visit if you're in Canterbury and even better that it's free. I'm a lover of History so it's a real treat to be able to wander the ruins and imagine what it was like all those years ago.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We visited this castle as it was rumoured to hold bloody mary's prisoners. There was enough here to inspire several toddlers who were seeped in exploring all the nooks and cranny's in and out up and down! The winding stairs the little windows etc -definitely keep an eye on your little ones here not the safest of places to let... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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