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“Lovely, and if you go after you can visit grounds for free”

Canterbury Cathedral
Ranked #2 of 75 things to do in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence
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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 27 June 2018

Very nice cathedral. If you do not want to pay the entry fee, go after 5pm when you can enter the grounds for free.

Thank TravelNat80
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We drove down from Norfolk to see the Cathedral as I wanted to show my wife who is from Asia one of most splendid and iconic buildings. Also I wanted to light a candle to my parents. We had lunch nearby and my wife went off alone to find a fridge magnet for her collection in the Cathedral gift shop. While in there, she was taken by the view through the gift shop door that leads from the Cathedral grounds. As she was lining up her camera phone, a lady walked up and asked for her ticket. She explained she was waiting for her husband and then would be visiting via. the entrance. The woman replied " I will wait here with you then". She proceeded to stand watching my wife taking her picture. My wife was so upset by the rude womans implication that she was trying to enter for free, that when she came back to me, she no longer wanted to see the Cathedral. So much for the house of "God". Thank you Church of England for ruining our trip. Little wonder Christianity is dying out.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Stunning architecture and a very calming environment. Quite a lot of restoration work in progress but did not interfere with the visit

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

What can one say that has not already been said about this truly great cathedral. Be sure to leave several hours if you wish to see if all. The refurbishments are ongoing, and one can see the masons at work. A great place to visit when in Canterbury.

Thank Martin B
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

A lovely afternoon to visit especially with the RPO rehearsal for their evening concert taking place while we were there.

Thank BrynCBatten
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