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“Amazing Cathedral”

Canterbury Cathedral
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Ranked #1 of 114 things to do in Canterbury
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The first Church of England, this historic gothic-style cathedral dates back to 597, which served as a rich and powerful monastery of Benedictine monks in the 12th century.
Reviewed February 21, 2013

I would give this a full blown 5, if it was not for the expensive entrance. But the grounds and the domain are amazing. The whole site just breaths history. And of course, to realise what happened there does make you quiet for a while.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

If you ask someone they'll probably give you an unofficial tour if its quiet. Must visit at least once - and it's free for students of Kent.

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Reviewed February 20, 2013

I know the cathedral is very old, but was amazed at just how worn it was! Sounds silly, I know, but other jaust as old places are in better condition! Didn't find it terribly interesting.


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Reviewed February 19, 2013

I have wanted to visit this cathedral since it was featured on the British Railway Journeys programme and I wasn't disappointed. I did find it unusual that on weekdays you have to pay even to access the grounds (on Sundays this didn't seem to be the case). It is a little pricey at £9.50 for an adult but if you can gift aid your ticket (no extra cost) it becomes valid for a year - handy if you don't manage to see everything in one visit. There are the usual guided tours and wretched audio tours but I was delighted to find a short guide for the cathedral at £2.50 which covered everything in sufficient detail. Allow a couple of hours to visit fully - there is a lot to see both inside and out. As well as the Thomas Becket history there are the tombs of Henry IV and Queen Joan and the Black Prince. On a final note in February they remove all the chairs from the nave which makes it all the more impressive.

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

The whole point of going to Canterbury is to see the cathedral. It is as amazing and beautiful as everyone says. Just a tip if travelling with children- Check the website before you go. I was able to find and print vouchers for my children so that they got to enter free with a paying adult. This was a huge savings.

Don't expect to be here for more than an hour. Be sure to check out all the adorable streets and shops in the town.

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