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“Beatiful old church”

St. Martin's Church
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US$87.68*
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Day-Trip to Canterbury and Dover from London
Ranked #23 of 108 things to do in Canterbury
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Turnhout, Belgium
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3 reviews
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“Beatiful old church”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

A remarkable site. Much less busy than the other historical sites in Canterbury. Located on a hill above the city. The oldest part is even Roman. It was interesting to see how the church evolved and grew over the centuries.

Visited August 2014
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A real gem”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We visited this church as part of the UNESCO world heritage site of Canterbury. As other reviewers say, the amazing thing about this church is the age, the history and...... the fact that so few people seem to visit. We were agog that we could touch the Roman walls that were used to create Bertha's first church. In many ways, this little parish church was more impressive than the cathedral and the ruins of St Augustine's abbey. It is the oldest parish church in England, a peaceful place and, if you want to learn about Christian history, make a visit. And, please donate to the upkeep of the church. The volunteer that we met was friendly and helpful.

Visited August 2014
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Deal, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“St. Martins church”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

A stunning World Heritage church and the oldest in England. We went to a wedding there and it was just lovely. Its small, quiet and just so atmospheric

Visited August 2014
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London, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The oldest continuously used Christian church in England”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Unesco World Heritage Site. Private chapel of Queen Bertha when Augustine arrived Bede said it had been used in Roman times. Dedicate to St Martin of Tour...Bertha's birthplace. 1844 a gold hoard was found in churchyard! Essential to visit this important and precious building

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Peaceful and well worth the walk”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

This very old church is tucked away outside Canterbury city centre. There is a lovely sense of being away from the hustle and bustle of tourists around the cathedral and surrounding streets, even though they are only a 10 minute walk away. The churchyard is a nice spot to just sit for a while and there is a good view of the top of the cathedral through the trees. Well worth the walk.

Visited June 2014
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