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Canterbury Cathedral

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Address: The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
Phone Number: 01227 762 862
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The first Church of England, this historic gothic-style cathedral dates...

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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There is nothing like history

The cathedral dates back over 1000 years - you can't find anything like it elsewhere! What's more it remains in good repair and a sight to behold. Fantastic - I was born not 10... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cathedral dates back over 1000 years - you can't find anything like it elsewhere! What's more it remains in good repair and a sight to behold. Fantastic - I was born not 10 miles away!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Despite living next to a cathedral i do like visiting other peoples cathedrals especially in the evening when the crowds have gone. Canterbury is impressive and feels welcoming.

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Thank walnut1968
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent place to visit truly iconic, friendly staff who were informative and helpful, well worth a visit

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's easy to bypass Canterbury and this magnificent world Heritage cathedral site. DON'T. With its' easy parking, superb restaurants, and beautiful buildings, a visit to the cathedral will live with you forever.For all those travelling to or from Dover/ France do you and your family a big favour, take a break in Canterbury, enjoy the lovely atmosphere, have your breath... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

very expensive to enter not much guidance building very impressive a lot of parts closed to the public thought £12 pounds a bit excessive for entry.

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This splendid building with its soaring roof, intriguing crypt, multiple side chapels and elegant windows and statuary is a rambler's delight. There is much more than the main building. So ramble, and enjoy.

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Thank JohnCEdinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The cathedral is beautiful and full of rich history. Get the audio tour! You can spend a lot of time in here seeing everything in it. And try to stay for a service that includes the choir. Whatever religion you are, the music is just wonderful. We visited with a group of friends of all (and no) religions, and everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent several hours in the cathedral absorbing the calming and tranquil atmosphere. We felt privileged to be walking the same steps that thousands and thousands of other people have walked on through hundreds of years of our English history. The staff were really knowledgable regarding our questions about various sections of stained glass. It was amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're in Kent, you must try and get there. We used the Park and Ride on Sturry Road which was fantastic; well serviced, only 15 mins (ish) to get into the centre and cheap at £3 per car for the day. Entrance to the cathedral isn't cheap at about £30 for 5 people but it really is beautiful inside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As a standard adult, I paid £12.50 to get in. I actually walked away once when I saw the price, but then I thought, how can I go to Canterbury and not visit the cathedral? So I changed my mind. It also occurred to me that historical sites such as this are always desperate for money for maintenance and renovation,... More 

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