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St. Martin's Church

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Address: St. Martins Court North Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1QS, England
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Day-Trip to Canterbury and Dover from London
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Oldest church in England

Check opening times before you visit. An incredible building including a very old font and some roman walls.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Stroud, United Kingdom
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Check opening times before you visit. An incredible building including a very old font and some roman walls.

Thank Filby1929
River Forest Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arriving in Canterbury, we jumped in a cab to get to this church on a Sunday morning right after its morning service. We were welcomed by several members of the congregation and encouraged to take a good luck at their ancient Church. It's a small place and only takes ten or fifteen minutes to appreciate. It very much is home... More 

Thank mbpman
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking quite a way out of the city centre to see this historic church, we were very disappointed to find that it was closed with no advertised opening ties other than services.

Thank Andy H
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to look for this very historic place after reading a sign in Lady Wooten's Garden just outside the city walls. It told of a time long gone and a Frankish bride. So we had to see what turns out to be the oldest church we have still being used for services. There is a large graveyard surrounding the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The church lies outside the now historic centre of the city but should be visited. It is the oldest church in the English speaking world with sections that go back to Roman Britain and much that is Anglo-Saxon. Local volunteers manning it add to the experience.

Thank Ivor M
Olney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Fascinating history of this building. Off the beaten track but worth a visit. Friendly and knowledgeable guides.

Thank RCRice
Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Very atmospheric unique building, oldest church in Britain with Roman and Saxon architecture. Lovely guide with a friendly dog told us the story of King Aethelberht, Queen Bertha and Liudhard.

Thank V B
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We visited this churchyard on the off chance in a visit to Canterbury. A peaceful, old churchyard with many tales. We were met by a local who told us some information and kindly gave us information on access, very kind. It was afterwards that we discovered this humble little place is the oldest church still in use in England. It... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This church is up the hill above the ruined abbey, the other side of the old prison (now university buildings). It was built by queen Bertha (herself the daughter of a Marovinian Frankish king, so not a Roman Christian) to welcome St Augustine when he arrived in Kent from Rome. The church has Saxon, Norman and later building, but was... More 

Thank 33ash
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Just minutes from central Canterbury is this beautiful church- the oldest in the English speaking world. You can still see parts of a Roman wall, artwork, "squint" box, and more. This church, which still offers services and spiritual support, offers a lovely brochure to help you learn more about what makes this church unique and usually a volunteer guide is... More 

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