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Address: 25 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2BD , England
Phone Number: 01227 471688
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An unusual place to visit

The Eastbridge Hospital provided accommodation to pilgrims travelling to Canterbury from 13th century onwards. The £2 entrance allows you to visit the spectacular... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2016
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing preserved history. Very small entrance fee for something so special. Staff knowledgeable. Well worth a visit.

Thank LynCarter2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This hidden gem is entered from a low old door on the high street, and reveals an amazing trove of treasures from the past. The entrance fee is only £2 and there are several rooms to see from the 1100s. It is still a working monastery. At the moment there is an exhibition about Christopher. MArlowe, Shakespeare's contemporary, born in... More 

Thank Paul A
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The Eastbridge Hospital provided accommodation to pilgrims travelling to Canterbury from 13th century onwards. The £2 entrance allows you to visit the spectacular undercroft...the info boards there are well put together and certainly help tell the story of the building. The next floor is a refectory for the pilgrims - and is again well displayed...the small chapel completes the trio... More 

Thank Solentguy
Illinois USA
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106 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

For a very small fee you get to step back nearly 1000 years into a building that was put up to care for pilgrims to the cathedral who needed care. There is a "dormitory" area with a section for women delivering babies. Also a dining area and a lovely chapel. We loved it.

Thank LadyDiY
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

A small venue hidden behind a small and rather unimposing door, but which really punches above its weight in terms of visitor experience and insight into the lives of the original Canterbury pilgrims. Modest entrance fee.

Thank Neal W
Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Since St. Thomas Becket was murdered in Canterbury in 1170, the hospital was founded to meet the needs for his tomb and focus of pilgrimage for the many visitors. Well maintained and expertly introduced as you enter by the knowledgeable volunteer at the desk.

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Sydney, Australia
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Eastbridge Hospital is an integral part of the Canterbury tale of pilgrims. It comes to life with the story teller at the front desk who enjoys explaining the purpose of the building and it's somewhat unfortunate but necessary role. Great story and interesting history. The chapel is medieval and beautiful with one of the few frescoes left in Britain, not... More 

Thank Novableu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Straight off the High Street amongst The Prezzos and the Nandos into a bit of the essential history of Canterbury, the story of the Pilgrims. This is half-hour visit, for £2 for an adult, which tells about the life of the pilgrim from the moment he left his village to his arrival in Canterbury. Well worth the visit.

Thank cal999
Slough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

We stumbled across Eastbridge Hospital and what a great little find it was. Only £2 to get in. Not too much to see so would not or should not bore the kids! I tore myself away from the lovely shops nearby and so glad I did. Well worth a visit. Curator gave us some fascinating insight on the hospital and... More 

Thank ellabellaperia
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Very small building on the High Steet £2 to go in and a very informative guide at the door. Building has a long history of providing care and accommodation for pilgrims and there are a number of permanent residents there now. Not quite sure who they are and didn't get a chance to ask for enlightenment as more people poured... More 

Thank Liz H

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