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Canterbury Cathedral

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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
+44 1227 762862
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Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting large church. We paid for the guided tour which was worth it, learnt alot about the place and each area. Both this and Winchester Catherdral are well worth visiting in England.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank yudithby
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such an iconic building, the history seeps into your bones, great to that the renovation work goes ahead at a pace. The areas already cleaned look spectacular. The nativity crib scene is very moving, l was so happy they allowed us entry to go and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I live just five minutes' walk from this wonderful building, so visit quite often. The cathedral is one of the finest medieval buildings in existence, and is magnificent both inside and out. The nave ceiling (currently under repair) is one of the most beautiful gothic...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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CanterburyCathedral, Manager at Canterbury Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review and we are delighted you visit regularly. Next time you visit, make sure you ask staff or volunteers about the memorial to the 'brave people who stood on the roof during WW II'. It's on the floor just inside the...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a very nice day visiting the cathedral. It is a bit expensive but when you can return at no cost for 12 months, you could get value for money, if you live close enough !! (Which we don’t) The guides are very friendly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Johnthewhit
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited again for the Christmas carol concert. Lovely service in a wonderful atmospheric building with great architecture.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral and amazing stained glass but a complete hotchpotch of disparate furniture ( 3 types of stacked chairs) and bits of old furniture piled up all over the place in the transepts and crypt plus 2 tea urns and a cleaning machine in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dorisdormouse
Reviewed 5 days ago

Canterbury Cathedral really does live up to the hype as a beautiful grand gothic edifice, with a very lovely interior. Be mindful that different portions of the church may be closed at times for different services- but make sure to find time to visit the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Belgonzo
Reviewed 6 days ago

As expected, a fabulous British architectural jewel. Highly recommend having a tour guide to take you around .

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Given it’s role in the Anglican Church I had high expectations. However there are several better looking cathedrals in the UK. Thankfully, because we had a meeting with the Archbishop we didn’t have to pay. Looking back there was a lack of information about the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the train from St. Pancras for half day visit and then on to Dover for the other half day. The cathedral was similar to many others in Europe. Nevertheless it was beautiful and inspiring. The audio tour was informative and took about an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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28 October 2018|
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Response from CanterburyCathedral | Property representative |
It is free to attend services, but outside of service times, there is an entrance charge of £12.50 for adults, £8.50 for children, family £33. We hope you visit soon.
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I have heard several Canon's leading the service inform the communicants that gluten free wafers are available.