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Canterbury Norman Castle

Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PR, England
+44 1227 378100
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Ancient but now closed off

Parked up nearby for a wander but found this fenced off as it's now crumbling and sign said it's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Interesting ruins but did not appear to be open to explore.

These are some interesting ruins of a Norman-era castle, which you can admire in passing from the... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PR, England
+44 1227 378100

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Parked up nearby for a wander but found this fenced off as it's now crumbling and sign said it's dangerous. Such a shame as the council should keep this preserved

1  Thank 473nicola
Reviewed 23 April 2017

These are some interesting ruins of a Norman-era castle, which you can admire in passing from the outside - and it is worth a quick walk past if you are out in Canterbury on a day trip (for example, we stopped by walking from Westgate...More

Thank Extralbion
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a waste of time, don't bother. Its just ruins and nothing to see.But a nice reminder that it was an old city.

Thank bootscooter55
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Bare walls of a small but imposing Norman keep, adjacent to busy roundabout in one direction, Westgate gardens and monastic remains in another. Of interest because of construction, similar to Rochester castle on a much smaller scale. Dusty and hot in the summer.

Thank 33ash
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This morning I walked up to have a look at what was left of Canterbury Castle. The castle was built in the early 12th century to shore up Norman control. Today it is a shell. One tower was still left to climb. Quite a good...More

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Fenced off with ugly wire fencing and no access to the interior. The visit Canterbury makes no mention of this and the staff in the visitor centre also neglected to tell me and had no information on it There are noticeboards around the site with...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Wire fenced off with no one working. Not sure why it is fenced off. Only one gate is opened so be prepared to walk around the castle and then your exit is locked, so you have to backtrack the way you came to get out....More

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A once Normal castle, one of the oldest structures in Britain from the 11th Century. Some panels with its history displayed on its grounds.

1  Thank berenicewatersm
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Just a pile of stones; little information available. About a 5 minute walk through. Stop on your way into or out of Canterbury.

Thank jcses
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Presumably some works are in progress, but English Heritage has not provided any signage to explain why the Castle is behind Heras fencing. Needs explanation.

Thank Roy and Sarah C
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