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Canterbury Norman Castle - CLOSED

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Canterbury Norman Castle

Certainly worth a walk to see this, one of the early Norman castles in the area, dating to William... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Martin B
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County Dublin, Ireland
right near my b and b

the castle was the first place i visited when i was exploring the city as its located near to my... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
Michael T
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Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Certainly worth a walk to see this, one of the early Norman castles in the area, dating to William the Conqueror's time, 1066/1070. The castle is not actually open to the public as it is listed as a dangerous building, but I am sure that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Martin B
Reviewed 19 May 2018

the castle was the first place i visited when i was exploring the city as its located near to my guest house on wincheap

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Michael T
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Fantastic ruin, like all ancient ruins. In good condition and relatively close to the city centre and worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Tryingtobeawriter
Reviewed 1 April 2018

This castle is currently closed to the public. When I got to the entrance there was aa sign saying that it was closed due to falling masonry. From what I can tell, what you see from there outside is pretty much it anyway. It appears...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 5 March 2018

It is a shame it is closed at the present, but it is worth a little time to walk around the exterior.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank twarney
Reviewed 6 February 2018

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.

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Jeff M
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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank jason t
Reviewed 8 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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 28 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Edward G
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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Caroline T
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