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Canterbury Cathedral

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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 yesterday

A scheduled visit to the cathedral mainly to see the various gardens which were very interesting and fortunate to have a private tour. Visited the cathedral and was amazed how unusual it was in structure. Architecturally, probably the most interesting church I've seen. In my...More

Thank Marian H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at a very old hotel near the cathedral. It was like stepping into a portal to the long past. The high wooden beams and solid walls…Windows looking out on a town where at night especially, time seemed to have stopped temporarily ….My first...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This gorgeous piece of architecture and history is a must when in Canterbury. As someone who has read the Canterbury Tales, it was pretty incredible to be stepping where so many others had in the past for blessings and prayers. Very historical. I just wish...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This cathedral is one of three cathedrals in Europe which are popular with pilgrims. The martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket draws the faithful from all over the world. The location of his murder, just outside the steps leading to the crypt, remains the most important...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Met my expectation of the history of the church. Just a place you need to visit. Would strongly suggest a tour guide or read up on churches history before you go. On the hour there is a community prayer for all, saying The Lord's Prayer....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is lots of construction going on so much of the outside is covered by scaffolding. Understandable and it is a significant project. But the cathedral is lovely and most of the inside is accessible. The grounds are lovely with a peaceful garden included.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The cathedral is huge and set in a large area with many associated buildings. Inside there are many points of interest including the site of the killing of Thomas Becket and gteh tombs of the Edward the Black Prince, Henry IV and Queen Joan of...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This medieval cathedral in the center of Canterbury is worthwile to visit. It is a beautiful construction in a very nice green park. The inside is not so special. The stained-glass windows in a side-building and the cloister are impressive.

1  Thank Geert G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen my share of cathedrals all over Europe, this one stands out. It has a rich history dating back to St. Augustine,and the famous martyr of Beckett. It has a crypt that is vast, beautiful cloister, and beautiful chapels. The scale of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

the cathedral was nice to look at on a sunday where the tool is free but the rest of the week you have to pay £12.50 to pass the gate

1  Thank Michael T
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Canterbury West is the nearest station.
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