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Canterbury Cathedral

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Address: 11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
Phone Number: +44 1227 762862
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The first Church of England, this historic gothic-style cathedral dates...

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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A wonderful historical cathedral

I had always wanted to visit this cathedral and was not disappointed. The cathedral seemed to be never-ending and stretched on and on. History at ever corner.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had always wanted to visit this cathedral and was not disappointed. The cathedral seemed to be never-ending and stretched on and on. History at ever corner.

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Decatur, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes, it is a magnificent structure, but so are so many others. One can become very jaded about cathedrals, as with visiting Buddhist temples in Asia. Yet this cathedral has played such a central part in English history that it rates a visit. To understand its importance, that is to distinguish it from others, one must do some preliminary work.... More 

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Esher, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Abode hotel which is only a 5 minute walk to the Cathedral. What can you say about this magnificent building and its history which hasn't been said before. Allow at least 2 hours for your visit as I can assure you time flies when you're trying to take it all in. Entry fee is £12 and... More 

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Bussum, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are into visiting old churches and cathedrals, you cannot afford to miss this one. Entrance fee could be a little cheaper though.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful and awe inspiring place. Well worth a visit and entry into cathedral lasts 12 months. In parts of Cathedral wonderful feelings of calm and peace. Shrine to Thomas Becket found rather disappointing though!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The worship experience is there is second to none. I can still here the music in ears. Oh, the beauty and the wonder of this House of God!

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Olney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An amazing Cathedral with great atmosphere Friendly and knowledgeable guides. Attended Evensong which was very beautiful and moving. Also attended wonderful Carol service.

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

stay at the Cathedral lodge and you have a room with a view and unlimited entry to the Cathedral. See where Thomas Beckett was murdered

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's beautiful, ancient and very lovingly looked after by all the staff and volunteer guides. A lovely atmosphere of tranquillity.

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Lavenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are senior citizens so the price to get in was very good. Then we noticed a guided tour by Maureen which a Was informative, humorous and fascinating. Maureen really made us aware of the sense of history there is in this holy place.

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