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Address: Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PR, England
Phone Number: 01227 378 100
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Only the shell left but worth a quick visit to get a sense of history. Nice walk back to town thought the back streets

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Kent, United Kingdom

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful old castle. Able to walk around inside, the walls are sharp, made of flint. Lots of history. A good place to soak in the feeling of ancientness.

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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a quick visit walking around the town. Pity it has been vandalised oevr the centuries used as a coal bunker etc..

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Thank Harrisp6
Schererville, Indiana
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Norman ruins are very accessible within the city walls of Canterbury. There is no admission, and detailed information regarding the structure is located as you walk around and in the ruins

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Thank J H
Kent, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only the shell left but worth a quick visit to get a sense of history. Nice walk back to town thought the back streets

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Thank Juvr
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There us much history in Canterbury and if you have time, you should stop and explore the remains of the Norman castle. While a fair amount has been demolished, there is still enough of the castle left to imagine life as a prisoner or a guard in the fortified castle.

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Thank Judy W
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Nice to visit if you're passing. Free entry and lots of info. Not worth going to Canterbury especially for it though.

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Thank tom_perigrino
Orpington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Well worth a look, free entry but nothing left inside the walls except the floor and the sky. If you use your imagination you can see what it looked like in its day.

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Thank Countkent
mossman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

If you have a spare 15 minutes while in Canterbury then this is worth some time. We visited in December and ran out of light but it just made the ruin all the more atmospheric. There isn't a lot here but never the less if you like ruins then this is a good one. It would have been amazing to... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Great towering walls. This castle keep is steeped in history and well worth a visit (free) whilst walking the city walls. We spent about 20 minutes exploring the site and enjoying the views and information boards.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

One of the few surviving Norman keeps, it has a checkered history having been used by the city for a coal and gas works. Nice place to wander around. Very close to Dane John Mound.

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Thank Rodney M

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