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Canterbury Norman Castle

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Address: Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PR, England
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Norman castle

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
ray r
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 information but without access they are slightly superfluous

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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. Not much to see here, just a 5 minute walk around and back. Located a... More 

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Thank ray r
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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York, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank jcses
Essex, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Roy and Sarah C
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

On the edge of the old city this is worth going to. Despite the ravages of time and people there is quite a lot of the keep there to see and enter with good information boards around.

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Thank Ivor M
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Dont get me wrong, this is a tiny castle and will take you all of 5 minutes to walk round but it's free and the children love visiting.

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Thank Calista T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Good historical information, but mostly in ruins. A small quiet park with the castle with informative planks. It can be a nice place to walk through but should not be the center of your visit

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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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