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Canterbury Norman Castle

Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PR, England
+44 1227 378100
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An interesting ruin that unfortunately is closed currently due to falling masonry. You can still... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JeffroNZ
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Just keep in mind it is a ruin so at the moment it is not accessible however you can still get a... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
jason t
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Adelaide, Australia
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Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PR, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting ruin that unfortunately is closed currently due to falling masonry. You can still see the outside of the structure, but unfortunately you cannot go inside the grounds to read the information panels.

Thank JeffroNZ
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Just keep in mind it is a ruin so at the moment it is not accessible however you can still get a good look at it from beyond the fencing. I wasn't expecting to be able to climb all over it so not really sure...More

Thank jason t
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

During our recent visit, one of the Canterbury things to see was the Norman Castle. However the site was in closed due to possible falling masonry from the historic ruins. I trust at our next visit we can access this remarkable historic site and any...More

Thank Stephen P
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Made our way to the site only to be met by the sign "closed due to to falling masonry" would have ben nice (and polite) to have been informed of this prior to our visit.

Thank egallagher41
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

It was a rainy day, and we couldn't go inside the castle, but its seems to be really small structure, and we couldn't all of it

Thank Caroline T
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

It is a ruin, nothing more. When I was there there were some fences around it. The walls that you see in the photo is all that is there. So you can walk around it and that's it. The town wall is more impressive then...More

Thank GvP13
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

This is CURRENTLY closed as the structure is in a dangerous state due to falling masonry. There isn't a lot to see as far as I could ascertain as it appears to be a ruin. Unable to say any more about it at this stage...More

Thank Margaret Mary O
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

It's only the outer walls for the most part, other than one tiny stair/tower area you can climb. Unfortunately there were a couple teenagers kissing in it when we were going up for a view. We parked across the street and walked across to view,...More

Thank P_April2002
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

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

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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
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