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St. Martin's Church

North Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1PW, England
01227 768072
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Ranked #3 of 52 Attractions in Canterbury
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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This very old church is tucked away outside Canterbury city centre. There is a lovely sense of being away from the hustle and bustle of tourists around the cathedral and surrounding streets, even though they are only a 10 minute walk away. The churchyard is a nice spot to just sit for a while and there is a good view... More

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is where it all began; the conversion of England from paganism to Christianity. If you are in the Canterbury area and are even slightly interested in Christian history, you need to add this to your itinerary. The grounds are also lovely and it is a great place to just sit and contemplate.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A fascinating history of Christianity can be unlocked when visiting this ancient church. Many famous and reknowned people are buried in the churchyard but it is the simplistic construction inside that brings the history of religion to life.

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Stroud
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

An easy walk from St Augustine's Abbey, this is a lovely little church. There is a free information leaflet which you can pick up at the entrance and the surroundings are quiet and spiritual. A nice place to spend a little time.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This church represents an interesting part of England's history. At the time of my visit an enthusiastic volunteer was on hand to talk about the church, its history and its importance which really brought it to life. From the top of the churchyard there are also lovely views across to the cathedral.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

It's a small, pretty church, with a very interesting memorial in the entrance to the notorious John Finch, which has to be read to be believed. Good stained glass, but not much to read in the church. There were two nice parishioners to answer any questions.

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