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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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Pershore, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I wouldn't really describe it as a castle but happend to be by the car park we were in so went to have a look. Its located within a small grass area that you follow a path around to get to the entrance. You can go inside & go up a few steps while in, then thats about it. If... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Whats not not like? a free attraction with history and the information boards tell you all about it. Combine with a walk along the city walls, plus a climb up to the mound, (great views of the city and Cathederal), the lovely gardens and even a kids playground, a good couple of hours can be spent. Didnt see any of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is free to visit; it is a bit disappointing though. There's some boards with information on but it's right next to a busy road and it is surrounded by a drab bush. It's quite an imposing building, all told, it's just a shame that the modern city of Canterbury tries to hide away its history.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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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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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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18 helpful votes 18 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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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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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
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37 helpful votes 37 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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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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