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St. Martin's Church

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Address: St. Martins Court North Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1QS, England
Phone Number: 01227 768072
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$84*
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Day-Trip to Canterbury and Dover from London

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Wonderful church.

I came here with my family and we wondered about for an hour also looking at the church and exploring the grounds. It was quite easy to get to and I really did enjoy myself, I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
emmie t
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my family and we wondered about for an hour also looking at the church and exploring the grounds. It was quite easy to get to and I really did enjoy myself, I would come here again and highly recommend it to anyone.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Anyone interested in the re-introduction of Christianity to southern England should visit this church. The chancel dates back to Roman. It is close to St Augustine's Abbey which can be visited at the same time.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

St. Martin's was actually built before St. Augustune arrived in Britania to convert the locals to Christianity. The churchyard is lovely and peaceful. Well worth a few moments of your time.

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Liverpool
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The Church of St Martin in Canterbury, England, situated slightly beyond the city centre, is the first church founded in England, the oldest parish church in continuous use and the oldest church in the entire English-speaking world. As such, it is recognised, along with Canterbury Cathedral and St Augustine's Abbey, as part of a World Heritage Site. Considering the historic... More 

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Champagne-Ardenne, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The 2 french guides who had us discover the city and the cathedral were well appreciated by our group. The guides were interesting ,humorous and competent.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We were in Canterbury on a day that St Martins wasn't open to the public but decided to go and look around the grounds anyway, and we got so lucky and a wonderful woman was there adding in fresh flowers and let us have a look around. As I understand it this is the oldest church in the English speaking... More 

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Stroud
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

I walked to St martins from the cathedral. It took a little bit of finding but was well worth the visit especially as the man on duty in the church gave me a very good run down of the history of the building. It's Roman and Saxon origins can still be seen and it is said to be the oldest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Not easy to find but worth it when you get there. Very special to be in England's oldest church. Interesting history and lots to see if you like churches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

We thought we had missed this one as we didn't have time to go there on Saturday so we went on Monday expecting to see just the outside, however, someone was clearing up in the cemetery and asked if we wished to see inside. Inside was fascinating as the main wall for the bell tower had been stripped bare and... More 

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Church Stretton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

If you value locations which offer more than the obvious then you must see St Martin's. A building of such significance in the history of England is bound to impress and move the visitor. It is a small space and takes mere minutes to walk around inside and out. Because it has become somewhat used to visitors over the last... More 

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