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Canterbury Cathedral

11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
+44 1227 762862
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11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We were breath taken by the Canterbury Cathedral. Be sure to go to the Evenservice at 5:30 and listen to the choir boys sing-it was an experience we will never forget. Also, stop by and see the crypt before the service-admission is FREE!

Thank Coreen D
Reviewed yesterday

It is a must see if visiting Canterbury. Full of interesting and very important history which has moulded Britain. My favourite part is the peaceful gardens inside the grounds of the cathedral. I would recommend getting to there for 9 when it opens as it...More

Thank Kaywaiting
Reviewed yesterday

History, with the Archbishop of Canterbury being the lead for the Church of England, flows through the Cathedral. Beauty is self-evident. We were also able to attend an Eventide service.

Thank GloryandJerry S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You would do best to enlist the services of a volunteer guide. So much history and atmosphere - it's almost enough to convert the most ardent atheist.

Thank Fred_Lower
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Though renovation works was going on, it didn't hamper my visit to this beautiful cathedral whose story is intertwined with the history of England. The audio guide was most helpful with its many side 'trips' that added the details to the history or site. I...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the train from London and stopped here. There's a renovation going on but you can access most of the Cathedral. In a word, it's HUGE! One of the most beautiful we've seen for sure. We spent hours walking through and surprisingly were able...More

Thank Wade L
Reviewed 3 days ago

wonderful place to visit steeped in history., my daughter graduated here and it was magical.beautiful grounds and wonderful inside a great place to visit

Thank rosebuds1258
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a place to see and feel both faith and history. The tomb of The Black Prince is there among many others. It's the place where Thomas a Becket was murdered. Even appeals to our 3 year old granddaughter.

Thank JohnandDeeKent
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is so much to see here that if your feet can stand it plan on spending several hours. Inside, the carvings and decor are outstanding. Outside there are several gardens which migh be easy to overlook if you don't know about them.

Thank Allyson E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Every time I go to the cathedral it brings tears to my eyes,just so lovely to sit and enjoy all the surroundings and the peace and quiet,it's a must to visit,xxxx

Thank Natalie C
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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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AnonymousVBG
How long are the guided tours?
15 March 2017|
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Response from CanterburyCathedral | Property representative |
Approx 1 1/2 hrs. Our guides are experts at bringing the Cathedral's rich history to life, so I hope you have the opportunity to join a guided tour. If not, there are volunteers who will assist throughout your visit.
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Peter A
I know that there are audio guides, but are there proper guides, and what times do they show visitors around. Also, what time is evensong?
12 April 2016|
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Response from CanterburyCathedral | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry, and we look forward to welcoming you. We do indeed have (wonderful!) guides who are experts at bringing the Cathedral's rich history to life. Guided tours take place Monday-Friday at 10.30, 12.00... More
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