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Address: 11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
Phone Number: +44 1227 762862
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Today
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
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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This place awesome definitely visit ! Although prices are high £12 each its worth it a very pleasant couple of hours .

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place awesome definitely visit ! Although prices are high £12 each its worth it a very pleasant couple of hours .

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We decided to visit Canterbury again today and include the Cathedral. We think the people running the Cathedral have listened to some of the previous poor trip advisor reviews and made revisions which we thimk are a big mprovements. We say this because we were visiting the church for evening song and arrived about one hour early. However , because... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting to walk round the cathedral and the crypt was a particular delight - so peaceful. We could hear the choir practising and attending a service was well worth doing.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whether you are religious or not this is a beautiful building , the architecture alone is worth a visit. The atmosphere is calming and heavy with peace which is surprising due to the history of the building. The grounds are lovely as are the houses along the sides, for a touch of English history and a dose of culture the... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been in Canterbury for 4 years doing my undergraduate in the University of Kent. This place represented the start and the end of my degree life in Canterbury. I had my graduation ceremony in the Canterbury Cathedral ;)

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful history and rich art & architecture - AND great lodging on the grounds!! Old city with good restaurants and touristy stuff, but mostly the huge beautiful cathedral, worth a day or two - and much more in the vicinity!!

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What an incredible Cathedral, even when compared with Christchurch and Winchester (both of which we love), we could have spent all day there but unfortunately didn't have the time - however the entrance ticket gives free repeat visits for a year! I would say that the crypt is a must, but so is all of the rest! There was a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like churches, then you'll like this one too. Quite gothic and medieval. The surrounding grounds are lovely too and there are some cool ruins about the place. £12 per adult and there were family deals too. Loved the old charm of Canterbury. Many many many cafes/restaurants/pubs to choose from. Many boutique shops, and in the newer part all... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had always wanted to visit this cathedral and was not disappointed. The cathedral seemed to be never-ending and stretched on and on. History at ever corner.

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes, it is a magnificent structure, but so are so many others. One can become very jaded about cathedrals, as with visiting Buddhist temples in Asia. Yet this cathedral has played such a central part in English history that it rates a visit. To understand its importance, that is to distinguish it from others, one must do some preliminary work.... More 

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