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Canterbury Cathedral

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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  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
+44 1227 762862
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Reviewed yesterday

We have visited Canterbury Cathedral many times, but never tire of attending Evensong. It is a truly spiritual experience. We urge you to attend ... and it's FREE!

Thank dawgsig
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Arguably the most important/influential cathedral in England. I've been fortunate to visit the cathedral during my stay in Canterbury, but this can certainly be visited on a day trip from London (50min by high speed train on Southeast rail from St Pancras. The entrance fee...More

Thank SOHT77
Reviewed yesterday

The cathedral is exactly what you would expect. There was a lovely touch at 2pm, when prayers were broadcast across the cathedral, and everyone was invited to join in, taking a few minutes to remember what the cathedral is truly about. We were woefully ill...More

Thank fruityanne
Reviewed yesterday

Unfortunately, the cathedral is partially covered in cloth since this building is being renovated for the next 4 years. Also inside some parts are shielded off for renovation. Necessary but this is the reason we do not give 5 stars at the moment. But a...More

Thank Featherfox
Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely amazing, stain glass, history and the residence -students and teacher were very nice to share the history when my husband and I stopped them on the grounds.

Thank 2183cn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I attended the sung Eucharist at 11:00 am. Met very friendly and interesting parishioners. My pewmate too me on an impromptu tour after the service. In awe of the Wonderful choir especially the boy sopranos! So special to be able to attend services at Canterbury...More

Thank S D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Arrived Sunday afternoon, £12.50 each to get in even though it was closing within the hour. The entry ticket could only be used for readmission if we signed up for gift aid which the chap serving us was unable to do. Quick look round. Impressive...More

Thank student02891
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and my husband visited here and thought it was lovely, very beautiful and lots to see. There was some scaffolding up which slightly hindered the view, but obviously this work is necessary and didn't spoil our day

Thank Karla D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went as a large group and attended choral evensong. This was very spiritually calming, listening to the choir while gazing round the architecture. We were also privileged to be welcomed by a warm and friendly female Kiwi archdeacon who was great.

Thank Iain M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Decided to visit after staying nearby. Amazing time, although having a large amount of structural work outside it was minimal inside. Quiet time visit at 9.30..no tour groups! Lots of enthusiastic volunteers to ask questions and who are happy to point out things you may...More

Thank Sharon H
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23 August 2017|
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Response from CanterburyCathedral | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry and we hope your interest means you will be visiting the Cathedral. We have one King, Henry IV, but King Henry VIII is buried in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor. King Henry IV and his... More
2 July 2017|
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Response from CanterburyCathedral | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry, and we look forward to welcoming you. Guided tours are not included in the entry charge, but there are - keen and knowledgeable - volunteers stationed around the Cathedral to answer questions and... More
7 June 2017|
Response from CanterburyCathedral | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. You will automatically enjoy 12 months' free entry if you GiftAid your entry fee, but, if you don't pay UK tax, you will have to complete a simple application form on arrival. Staff at the gate... More