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Canterbury Cathedral

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The first Church of England, this historic gothic-style cathedral dates back to 597, which served as a rich and powerful monastery of Benedictine monks in the 12th century.
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11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Canterbury Cathedral on a bad day really as it is mostly covered in scaffolding and the grounds are a building supplies storage yard. However you must see past all of this because the history is what matters. It is a truly fascinating place...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve always wanted to see the cathedral. So I was a little disappointed to see the outside covered in scaffolding. But you still get a sense of the majesty of this great building. The inside has lots of restoration going on too. The ceiling is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 3 days ago

A bit different from other cathedrals I have visited, there is a lot of history and beauty in the surrounding grounds in addition to this beautiful cathedral. Amazing stain glass windows.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank skiathosdreams
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Cathedral is just what you would expect and more. If you can get there for one of the services the choir is great.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Paul N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Canterbury Cathedral is beautiful and majestically towers over the city of Canterbury. Right in the town centre, lovely gift shop, stunning windows and ceilings. Would go more often but it's quite expensive!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A beutifull piece of architecture ruined by the amount of scaffolding. Set in beautiful grounds. However due to being a Sunday was not able to enter.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well what can I say the cathedral was beautiful as you walked in a full choir and orchestra were playing really made the cathedral come a live, there scaffolding up outside but this does not put you off the history is fantastic along with all...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lesleyb3
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful cathedrals I have ever visited. It also has a lot of history. The stain glass windows are of particular intetest and are lovely. It is worth taking a guide since there is so much history and facts that...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CossyWombat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about the cathedral is just as you would hope, open, welcoming, warm. Lovely evening service.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Founded in 597, the Canterbury Cathedral held absolute religious and political power for many centuries in England. I attended the Even Song by the prestigious King’s School Canterbury, the oldest school in operation in the world. I was also blessed enough to walk side by...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Risa S
January 13, 2019|
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Response from CanterburyCathedral | Property representative |
Yes, we are open, although there are several restrictions due to additional Easter services. There are several lengthy services on Good Friday, so that is probably not a good day to visit. For up-to-date visiting times and... More
October 28, 2018|
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Response from CanterburyCathedral | Property representative |
It is free to attend services, but outside of service times, there is an entrance charge of £12.50 for adults, £8.50 for children, family £33. We hope you visit soon.
Heidi B
October 6, 2018|
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