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Canterbury Cathedral

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The first Church of England, this historic gothic-style cathedral dates back to 597, which served as a rich and powerful monastery of Benedictine monks in the 12th century.
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11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, England
+44 1227 762862
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Reviewed yesterday

Although the cathedral close is a noisy building site at the moment the superb architecture of the magnificent cathedral shines through the scaffolding. The entrance fee of £12.50 seemed a little hefty at first but this is a national treasure and there is as much...More

Thank kishere t
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited you a couple of weeks ago, a short sermon was happening when we arrived, sat and enjoyed it. Spoke to the priest after about the art installation, what a lovely man and so knowledgable on many aspects like history, faith and why the art...More

1  Thank Lizandmatthew
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The cathedral at Canterbury is set in the middle of the city. The history starts at the gate, above which is a statue of Christ. Once you walk through the gate the atmosphere changes and you are in a peaceful and very religious place. The...More

Thank nicedayinkent
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I took my cousin for her first ever visit. As always I found the Cathedral seemed to envelop me in its magnificent past. I am not religious but can still look and appreciate the history of the Cathedral. How did the workmen of the 11th...More

Thank Sonya P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Cathedral is absolutely stunning even if constantly under renovation, just make sure to go outside in the Cathedral grounds and gardens, and into the crypt to get the full experience as it's easy to get overwhelmed and not see the best bits as a...More

Thank Megonthemove
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is an average cathedral. It seems the entrance fee is high because of the tourists in the area. There was scaffolding in the front so we could not see the building properly from outside.

2  Thank melrose99
Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a beautiful building. So much history to see with the wall paintings in the crypt being a particular highlight for me. Definitely worth visiting.

Thank emmacD4575TZ
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is a must to see, full of history and old english charm. As its in tge centre of the city its easy to get to my train and tgere are many shops and places to go afterwards.

Thank Barry1066
Reviewed 5 days ago

Cost as per webpage - other Cathedrals are free, and wanted to spend a few minutes in prayer - so maybe review a price drop Unfortunately outside covered up with scaffolding and sheeting, so no out door photo opportunities. services going on so limited our...More

Thank eholland13
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful church with fantastic history, and lots to look at. There was a guided map to follow and people at certain points to explain the history. Favourite part was the cloisters. There was renovation in some parts which ruined it s little bit. Very disappointed...More

Thank James H
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12 July 2018|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
I have heard several Canon's leading the service inform the communicants that gluten free wafers are available.
29 May 2018|
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Response from CanterburyCathedral | Property representative |
Dogs (on a lead) are allowed in the Cathedral grounds, but not Cathedral itself (except guide dogs). We look forward to welcoming you and your dog!
29 May 2018|
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Response from Geraldine S | Reviewed this property |
No. Unless aide dog.