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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Veldegem, Belgium

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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Canterbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is the sort of ruin that a lot of locals simply drive or walk by every day of the week without a second glance, which is a shame. There is a large grassed area outside the keep which is ideal for a picnic or simply catching a few moments of peace and quiet in. The Keep itself has been... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

There's not much to see here but if you are in the area it's worth popping into. It gives you a bit of the Norman history here.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The big architecture draw here is the Cathedral. But the Norman Castle is also an important part of this town's history. If you have time, it's worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Peace in a commercialised city. An old ruin with a pleasant garden to sit in and NOTHING else. Bliss. Lots of birds roosting inside and lots of ferns and flowers in the rock. An unspoiled gem. My kids would have loved playing here when they were young.

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Address: Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PR, England
Phone Number: 01227 378 100
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury

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