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Address: 25 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2AZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1227 471688
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The earliest pilgrims stayed here.

We were welcomed by a very knowledgeable custodian who brought the place alive for us. The highlight is the wonderful 13th century wall painting of Christ in Majesty.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 24, 2016
Angus and Janet P
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Wylam, United Kingdom

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This ancient building is worth a quick visit when exploring Canterbury if you have an interest in history. It's not extensive and costs £2 each. Allow 15 mins or a bit longer of you want to read all the information boards inside. No loos, no cafe and not a lot to offer the kids but worthwhile for history buffs.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

This little surprising museum-cum-refuge is a little gem, easily bypassed for the more fancied attractions. It began as a place of pilgrim hospitality, lovingly restored. It's only small ,but the information within tells its story well.

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Northampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

A most knowledgeable curator shared his enthusiasm for this ancient building and its several notable aspects. Evidently, built as a refuge for weary pilgrims, and "designed" to sleep but a few, it often ledged over a hundred travellers. Look for the rare wall painting, the tapestry copy of the compete wall, and the Russian Icon. And enjoy the tranquility away... More 

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Wylam, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

We were welcomed by a very knowledgeable custodian who brought the place alive for us. The highlight is the wonderful 13th century wall painting of Christ in Majesty.

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Thank Angus and Janet P
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

This hospital dates back to the 12th centuary when it was founded to accommodate the many pilgrims who travelled to Canterbury after the murder of Thomas Becket. Today as an Almshouse Eastbridge continues to give a home and support to a group of people with differing needs.

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bournemouth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Small but interesting. We visited before the Catherdral so it fitted well into our morning of history. Only £2 entry.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

This was an amazing place to visit. The helpful member of staff explained the history in so much detail I didn't need to read the information signs. The Pilgrims' Chapel was my favourite room and apparently one of the most peaceful places in Canterbury. Highly recommend for a visit if you like medieval history (with a haunted twist) or just... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

You certainly step back in time and atmosphere in this wonderfully preserved ancient gem in Canterbury. On the high street and really is a must visit if you can spare the time to pop in. Super welcome from the guide at the counter who explained the past in detail and helped us enjoy this building by expanding our knowledge in... More 

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

The Eastbridge Hospital was founded in 1180 as accommodation for poor Pilgrims visiting the tomb of St. Thomas. Now it has two Chapels The Sleeping Quarters (undercroft) and Dining Hall (refectory). This Hospital provides accommodation for elderly persons. Smoking not allowed. Guided tour are available. Partial disabled access is there. This Hospital opens from 10am to 5pm and is closed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

For the mere £2 this costs it's definitely worth a visit. A lot of interesting things to see (like the impressive beamed roof of the chapel)

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