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Address: Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PR, England
Phone Number: +44 1227 378100
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Short Walk to History

It was a freezing day but worth the walk along the city walks with a view of the Dane John Gardens. The ruins are amongst the most ancient in the UK dating back to the time of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Maryland
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was interesting but not much to it. Only took about 10 minutes to go through. I would skip it unless you have nothing else to do.

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Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a freezing day but worth the walk along the city walks with a view of the Dane John Gardens. The ruins are amongst the most ancient in the UK dating back to the time of William the Conqueror around 1070. Worth a visit, won't take a long time.

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Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ruins of Canterbury Castle are definitely worth a short visit. There is not a lot to see, but the information boards on the property make it an interesting and worthwhile visit.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When did you last view a castle for free? It doesn't happen often. This is a simple site with good descriptions on site boards and a nice visit for 15 to 20 minutes. Thanks Canterbury.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stopped here after visiting the cathedral. It was a cold day but we still enjoyed walking around the ruins. It doesn't take long to visit though!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

As part of your exploration of Canterbury's history the Castle is worth including. The site is free to visit and you can allow 10 mins or so to dd to your walk of the city walls. No facilities. Some interpretation boards help explain the history.

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Thank David T
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Didn't know it has a castle as well, even it in ruins. It's worth to have a look around. It good for kids.

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Thank AdamBurt
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Walk around the outside and read about the history, then venture inside. You can walk up a flight to the first floor. Short visit to imagine how it would have looked when William had it built after the defeat of Harold.

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Thank Duncan60
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Impressive ruined facade, but not much left to see. A minor diversion when passing by, but not much to hold the interest

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is an extremely old castle and one marvels at the capabilities of men without our modern tools.

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