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St. Martin's Church

Address: North Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1PW, England
Phone Number: 01227 768072
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Ranked #6 of 48 Attractions in Canterbury
Type: Cultural
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Fort St. John, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nothing to dislike,if you like little churches with a history. The cemetary has the most beautiful Celtic cross headstones,a bench to sit on .

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

If you want to know about Roman Catholic history in Britain, this is an important place to visit. The architecture is particularly fine.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This building precedes the cathedral and its history is fascinating. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays this little ancient gem is open during the day and you may be guided by knowledgeable church sitters but who will leave you alone, if you just want a quiet visit. It is on the trail that includes the Cathedral and St Augustine's Abbey.

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Spicewood, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The oldest practicing church in England! We walked to the Church from Canterbury - it was quite a walk but very do-able. The Church is only open certain hours and days so make sure and check before trekking out there. Very historical!

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Calgary, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

You can be in and out of the church itself in about 15 minutes. The cemetery has some beautiful old stone work. Very peaceful place steeped in history

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

St Martins is the first church founded in England, and just for that reason deserves a visit ! It is tucked away, peaceful, and filled with quiet history. Definitely worth the detour for those interested in such things :)

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Turnhout, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A remarkable site. Much less busy than the other historical sites in Canterbury. Located on a hill above the city. The oldest part is even Roman. It was interesting to see how the church evolved and grew over the centuries.

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We visited this church as part of the UNESCO world heritage site of Canterbury. As other reviewers say, the amazing thing about this church is the age, the history and...... the fact that so few people seem to visit. We were agog that we could touch the Roman walls that were used to create Bertha's first church. In many ways,... More

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Deal, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A stunning World Heritage church and the oldest in England. We went to a wedding there and it was just lovely. Its small, quiet and just so atmospheric

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London, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Unesco World Heritage Site. Private chapel of Queen Bertha when Augustine arrived Bede said it had been used in Roman times. Dedicate to St Martin of Tour...Bertha's birthplace. 1844 a gold hoard was found in churchyard! Essential to visit this important and precious building

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