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Canterbury Norman Castle

Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PR, England
01227 378 100
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Ranked #24 of 52 attractions in Canterbury
Type: Castles
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Croydon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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London, England, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We visited the ruins of the Norman Castle at the end of a sightseeing day in Canterbury. It was locked so we couldn't go inside but we could see everything from the gate as the structure is very small and simple fortification with little to see inside besides a walk around the castle walls. Considering the other sights available in... More

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Mentor, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This was one of the first three Norman castles begun directly after the Battle of Hastings. It is a real gem located right in Canterbury; a great historic site an easy walk from a lot of good pubs.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It is a ruin, the remains of a Norman castle in Canterbury--no entry fee, walk into and around the ruins, take all the photos you like, worth half an hour of my time because ancient history interests me. At the end of a long day sightseeing in Canterbury, it was an easy way to finish a thorough tour of the... More

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Cromer, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I thought that this Norman keep was more interesting than I had expected. You can walk around it and although it has lost most of its outer stonework leaving the flint core, it is still impressive. A corner tower can be climbed to the top with good views into the structure and outward over part of the town

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Basildon, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

A big ruin which is right near the castle street car park so very convenient. Most of it was closed of due to the ground being very soggy but still it was good to see what we could.

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Top Contributor
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27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

A large ruin which is worth investigating at the eastern edge of town. Worth a look if you are interested in the towns heritage and is close to the White Hart pub and the park, as well as the city wall and Canterbury East station. You can climb one of the towers inside and this castle is worth an investigation... More

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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137 reviews 137 reviews
74 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This stone castle is the second Norman Castle in Canterbury that was built by William the Conqueror, a few years later to replace the first castle that was located at Dane John Mound. Its construction was completed by Henry the First. Unfortunately all that is left is mostly the perimeter walls but you can partly climb up one of the... More

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