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Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint

Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Definitely worth a visit

This is most definitely worth visiting. The views are great, it’s not expensive, and when we... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
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They are there!

Not sure how you review the tower itself but it certainly makes an impressive entry into Canterbury... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2018
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Built in 1380 the Westgate Towers is England's largest surviving Medieval Gateway. Explore its unique history and take in some of the most iconic views in the county of Kent. Approximately 60 foot high and built of Kentish ragstone c1380, it is the...more
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1 Pound Lane, Canterbury CT1 2BZ, England
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Food very good and the service is great it'd in the middle of the towers so have a look at the cells why you are the or eat in the jail with friends

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank rmiller11101952
Reviewed October 2, 2018

A very interesting place to visit. It was a prison and the cells are open to see inside. There is a small museum with interesting artefacts. The views over Canterbury are wonderful. The spiral staircase is challenging. Not for anyone with walking difficulties or bad...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

This is most definitely worth visiting. The views are great, it’s not expensive, and when we visited there was a fabulously knowledgable and friendly man on the desk by the name of Bob who enthralled us with wonderful stories & legends.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ZiggyLondon
Reviewed September 10, 2018

When arriving in the City it is hard to miss the Westgate Towers.the largest surviving City Gate in England and still with traffic passing through the central archway. It made for an impressive entry into the complex of streets and whilst there have been difficulties...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

Worth the climb for amazing views. The chap was very knowledgeable. Would recommend a visit, and it only costs £4

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Beverley P
Reviewed September 2, 2018

The monumental 14th-century Westgate is England's largest still-standing city gate. There's a small museum which shows the rich history of the tower as Canterbury's former city gaol. Structural highlights include gaps designed for aiming guns (rather than arrows) and "murder holes" (for dropping hot sand,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

This was a great place to visit. Not too expensive. Very informative. Great view over Canterbury. A lot of steps so not disabled friendly. If you have a spare hour or two and you are in Canterbury I would highly recommend it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mr F
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Not sure how you review the tower itself but it certainly makes an impressive entry into Canterbury dominating the way in from the west.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ronnie90
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Westgate Towers is a great landmark to come and see, but it's not really worth it to pay to go inside. The view from the top is nothing special!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Libby M
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Probably the best preserved medieval city gate in the uk. If you like history, its for you. Easily acccessible at the western end of the High St

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robert B
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