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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
+44 1227 762862
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Reviewed yesterday

As expected this is one very impressive church with history to no end. A reasonable amount to see and well worth the time in take in as much as you can. Perhaps a tad below Westminster (I will grant this is open to argument) in...More

Thank dkeith
Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting and, of course, historical. Unfortunately restorations were taking place and were going to take some 6 years to complete so there was a lot of scaffolding about. However, it was well worth the visit to get seeped in to the history of this...More

Thank Russ F
Reviewed yesterday

Having only recently had the opportunity to visit this icon of English history we were really disappointed. Overcoming the surprise of a £25 entrance fee for a couple the Cathedral itself fell well short of expectations. It was gloomy, quite shabby and badly lit in...More

Thank CB1720
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the cathedral for our sons graduation recently. It's a stunning building but currently being restored so there is scaffolding everywhere which we understand will be in place for sometime.

Thank GPunch
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have visited Canterbury Cathedral many times, but never tire of attending Evensong. It is a truly spiritual experience. We urge you to attend ... and it's FREE!

Thank dawgsig
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Arguably the most important/influential cathedral in England. I've been fortunate to visit the cathedral during my stay in Canterbury, but this can certainly be visited on a day trip from London (50min by high speed train on Southeast rail from St Pancras. The entrance fee...More

Thank SOHT77
Reviewed 2 days ago

The cathedral is exactly what you would expect. There was a lovely touch at 2pm, when prayers were broadcast across the cathedral, and everyone was invited to join in, taking a few minutes to remember what the cathedral is truly about. We were woefully ill...More

Thank fruityanne
Reviewed 2 days ago

Unfortunately, the cathedral is partially covered in cloth since this building is being renovated for the next 4 years. Also inside some parts are shielded off for renovation. Necessary but this is the reason we do not give 5 stars at the moment. But a...More

Thank Featherfox
Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely amazing, stain glass, history and the residence -students and teacher were very nice to share the history when my husband and I stopped them on the grounds.

Thank 2183cn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I attended the sung Eucharist at 11:00 am. Met very friendly and interesting parishioners. My pewmate too me on an impromptu tour after the service. In awe of the Wonderful choir especially the boy sopranos! So special to be able to attend services at Canterbury...More

Thank S D
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23 August 2017|
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Response from CanterburyCathedral | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry and we hope your interest means you will be visiting the Cathedral. We have one King, Henry IV, but King Henry VIII is buried in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor. King Henry IV and his... More
3 July 2017|
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Response from CanterburyCathedral | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry, and we look forward to welcoming you. Guided tours are not included in the entry charge, but there are - keen and knowledgeable - volunteers stationed around the Cathedral to answer questions and... More
7 June 2017|
Response from CanterburyCathedral | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. You will automatically enjoy 12 months' free entry if you GiftAid your entry fee, but, if you don't pay UK tax, you will have to complete a simple application form on arrival. Staff at the gate... More