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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed my visit, they also have a cafe and restrooms. Also just walking through city of Canterbury was nice. They are currently restoring it so some scaffolding on it/ inside. They let u take pics of everything except for crypt.

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Reviewed yesterday

We spent a wonderful morning at Canterbury Cathedral on a tour with Geoff, one of the cathedral guides. Geoff was both warm and very knowledgeable and was so pleased to share his obvious love of the very rich history of this remarkable place. Highly recommended!

1  Thank rbrydie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the first time I went there and it's really open my eyes to see such a amazing place. And the city is plenty to see. Great day out!!!!

1  Thank Andy N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I cannot even begin to tell how awesome this place is. I'll let my picture say it. Go sit in the crypt. Go talk to the docents. Go look at the architecture & glass. Go to be inspired.

1  Thank Kristy O
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had always wanted to visit Canterbury Cathedral, and was not dissappointed. Although you have to pay to enter, this is in line with most other Cathedrals, and is not as much as some I have been to. Bearing in mind the history attached to...More

1  Thank TeW51
Reviewed 2 days ago

Canterbury Cathedral is known the world over, so if you're in this part of England, it's definitely worth the visit. It's quite expensive to visit, although tickets are valid for a year afterwards, which is only useful if you're local or visit the area regularly....More

1  Thank KatyHol
Reviewed 4 days ago

This cathedral is a great place to visit when in Canterbury but you now have to pay to enter. £12 per adult, which I consider steep!

1  Thank Davethetraveller47
Reviewed 6 days ago

May 10, 2017 - As part of a full day tour to many sights outside of London, we stopped second on our tour at Canterbury Cathedral. As you will see from the pictures, there is a lot of work being done on the exterior of...More

1  Thank JerryH9905
Reviewed 6 days ago

Happened to be there at 11am when the service to honor war vets was completed and was very moving. Very interesting cathedral

1  Thank John T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an incredible sight both inside the cathedral and the grounds. We were lucky enough to chat with one of the volunteers who shared so much history with us. All volunteers go through 3 months of training so they are very knowledgeable

1  Thank Moose1422
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travellingbook
Is the annual pass (may have wrong name) available to Non-UK residents or just UK taxpayers? Thanks.
7 June 2017|
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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
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travellingbook
Are the train 2for1 deals still available? Couldn't see anything on the Southern website, but a brochure we picked up from the station says they are. Thanks for any info.
7 June 2017|
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Response from CanterburyCathedral | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry, and we look forward to welcoming you! Yes, we still have the 2-for-1 deal with SouthEastern (not Southern). Tripadvisor doesn't allow website links, but if you Google Southeastern 2-for-1 Kent... More
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noseyChris
Are dogs allowed in the Cathedral? We have visited a few cathedrals and some do and some don't.
27 April 2017|
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Response from CanterburyCathedral | Property representative |
Sorry, only guide dogs are allowed in the Cathedral. We hope you will still be able to visit and look forward to welcoming you.
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