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Canterbury Cathedral

11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
+44 1227 762862
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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.
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11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

This place is a must see if visiting Kent, with its history of Thomas & the Kings & priests of years gone past, it’s awe inspiring jaw dropping ceilings, stone carved architecture this place that has stood the test of time at 1500 plus years...More

Thank Heather R
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Reviewed yesterday

Get ready to be awed by this beautifully kept Cathedral! This is a really pretty and magnificent Cathedral. It is really huge to explore. There are admission charges to this Cathedral and it closes by 5 I think!

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Reviewed yesterday

Canterbury Cathedral was one of the Highlights of our trip. THe structure was magnificent, the history attached to the building intriguing and the guides were so helpful and imparted their knowledge at levels to suit all age groups.

Thank Deirdre M
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a special place we visited every year as children. We were unhappy with the changes. We used to be able to go into the grounds and cathedral free. Now you have to pay. They have built a shop & cafe complex which I...More

Thank lindyrosetom
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Travelled to kent from cromer to visit family and the coast. Popped into canterbury to visit the cathederal what a dissapointment. £12 for entry just to see crypt and nave obviously we didnt. Norwich and ely are free as should this be its our heritage...More

Thank stephen m
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful cathedral but spoiled at the moment by so much building work and noise. We saw the ceremony in Royal west Kent chapel where they turn the page of the Book or Remembrance each day at 11 - well worth it The Crypt is...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful cathedrals Ive ever visited with my wife .definitly we will come back soon

Thank andrewshaw1970
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was going to go around the Cathedral but the £12.50 entrance fee making it £25 for a couple was just a blatant rip off.. It should be free to the people of Britain. even the clean up is being paid for by the national...More

Thank dennishughes15
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the most beautiful cathedrals Ive ever visited. So beautiful and awe inspiring just walking in and admiring the architecture. Already visited three times.

Thank Lauryn S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived quite late in day and a service was soon to start so had to rush around before the service area was closed off. No reduction in price so was unimpressed. Also object to paying for visiting a place of worship. Would proberly of...More

Thank Mark K
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Linda T
29 May 2018|
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Response from CanterburyCathedral | Property representative |
Dogs (on a lead) are allowed in the Cathedral grounds, but not Cathedral itself (except guide dogs). We look forward to welcoming you and your dog!
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Linda T
29 May 2018|
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Response from Geraldine S | Reviewed this property |
No. Unless aide dog.
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Faye2241
4 May 2018|
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Response from CanterburyCathedral | Property representative |
Apologies for late reply, but your question did not come up in my inbox. We don't sell tickets online yet. It is however unlikely you have to queue long as our lovely staff are most efficient. Make sure you visit our website... More
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