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Canterbury Norman Castle

Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PR, England
01227 378 100
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Ranked #22 of 52 Attractions in Canterbury
Type: Castles
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Dallas, Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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22 reviews 22 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
56 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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London, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

OK so its not the most amazing place to visit in Canterbury but if you have 20 minutes to spare its well worth a visit. The castle is basically some ruins that were part of Canterbury castle. There isn't much left but the information plaques explain the history of the castle and help bring the ruins to life. Best of... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a ruin of a castle that you can climb steps to the second level for an elevated view. Informative plaques are around giving you the history of the castle. I have paid to look around less. Would definitely recommend a visit as part of a trip to Canterbury

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you are a local and haven't bothered to visit Canterbury Norman Castle then why not?!? If you are a visitor to Canterbury looking for places to go then you could do worse than to visit the castle to find out a lot more about Canterbury and its history. The castle is close to Canterbury East Station and only a... More

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Fuerteventura, Spain
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

This is just a shell of a keep, with a pleasant grassed garden inside, with a few benches. You can go up the stairs to the second level (or where it used to be!) for an elevated view. It is free to enter. If you like castles or have a few minutes to spare before your next engagement, this is... More

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