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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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Norman ruins in Canterbury

Norman ruins which are worth a short visit if you find yourself in the area. Could be part of a visit to see the walls or the nearby park. Allow 30-50 minutes for the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Norman ruins which are worth a short visit if you find yourself in the area. Could be part of a visit to see the walls or the nearby park. Allow 30-50 minutes for the visit.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Free to enter although in a completely ruined state. Good information boards to learn about the interesting history. Not many Canterbury visitors bother to come here and so it is usually quiet and peaceful. Have had several day trips to Canterbury over the years and usually take a look at this when have the time.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It does not seem like anyone is taking care of the place. You can literally go whenever you want for free. However, it seems like it has turned into a gathering point for teenagers. There are bottles around, other rubbish too and it does stink a lot of human excrement unfortunately. It can be potentially quite a nice attraction and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A very nice and huge ruin that you can visit for free. The only bad thing is that no rooms are still visible :( Otherwise, great piece of medieval architecture.

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Veldegem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Free castle to visit, made a nice historical detour, has good information, was well kept and interesting to find out a little more about the history of Canterbury. good for small children, small enough to be interesting and not too big to be boring

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not too much to see, ruin of an old castle with free access and possible to walk around. Its a quick see sight to see, but if you are in rush, you can pass this place.

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Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It seems that everyone in Canterbury is either visiting the Cathedral or shopping on the pedestrian sheets nearby. Less than a 20-minute walk away is the Norman castle, the walls of which are still largely intact. When my wife and I went into the castle we were two of five people there. A few minutes later we had the castle... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We Parked in the Gas Street car park and the Castle ruins were just across the road. There are information boards which explains the history and down fall of the castle. You can go inside the ruin and part way up the spiral staircase. This gives you a good idea of the views they would of had and further information... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Kids will love the Norman castle - lots of room to move about in and no one to tell you to slow down or be quiet (except Mom and Dad, of course)! And best of all, it's free and adjacent to the Dane John park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The castle is in ruins but is well signed and free. The history is explained well and the atmosphere takes you right into the Middle Ages. It is well worth spending an hour to see.

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