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Address: Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PR, England
Phone Number: 01227 378 100

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Fascinating Ruins

We found these Norman castle remains easily. It was deserted too, so we had the place to ourselves. Some interesting signs with historical information as a guide, plus the ability... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kane C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We found these Norman castle remains easily. It was deserted too, so we had the place to ourselves. Some interesting signs with historical information as a guide, plus the ability to climb up 3 storeys of the castle. Recommended for fans of historical ruins.

Thank Kane C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The castle, an easy walk within the city, is a ruins, but there is enough left to get a sense of what the castle looked like at its peak-and as the castle was built around 1100, it shows that the Normans knew their castle-building! There are several very helpful exhibit boards, and as it's free to visit, it's well worth... More 

Thank hrtraveler
West Nyack, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not huge, but it is a really old, cool looking ruin. It's very close to the heart of town, it's free and it's about a 1/2 of your time.

Thank Brett G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A typical Norman castle, maybe not as well preserved as others of its kind, but its free and open all day.

Thank G V
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a free attraction and is well worth a visit. There are very good story boards located around the site to provide lots of information on this historic monument. We enjoyed it and we're not really into old buildings!

Thank Ian W
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Norman castle is composed of beautiful ruins, and tends to be far less crowded than some of the other attractions and shopping spots throughout Canterbury. The castle was built in 1070 and is now mostly ruins, but there are clear and concise information bulletins posted around the site. It is a free attraction, and is approximately 15 minutes walking... More 

Thank Bavarian_Ruffian
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

I love a castle! Visited here with my two young daughters (7 and 9) and thought it was definitely worth the 10-15 minute walk up from the high street. It's quite a small castle as it was used as a 'keep'. Only takes about 15-20 minutes for a look around.

Thank Helen_from_Oz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

We were looking for some interesting places to visit during our day out i Canterbury, and discovered the Norman Castle on the map, just on the outskirts of the City so decided to take the ten minute walk from the centre of the city to have a look. It is a free attraction and there is not a lot to... More 

Thank Derek D
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

It's worth walking along the Roman wall to the castle and it's free to get in. It is interesting to see and doesn't take too long as it's a ruin. A worthwhile thing to see.

Thank Silvana S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

Must have passed this castle hundreds of times over the years and never got round to visit always thought it was part of the old wall to be honest. Was pleasantly surprised it is a ruin but still a lot of the keep left to spend an interesting hour. You can climb up to a view point which we nearly... More 

Thank sarah s

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