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St. Martin's Church

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St. Martins Court North Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1QS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the cathedral it is uphill all the way to this tiny little church but it is so loaded with history I would strongly suggest you give it a go. Situated just outside the city centre, St.Martin's was Queen Bertha's chapel before Augustine's arrival. It...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

St Martin's Church is one of the three places in Canterbury that form together it's Unesco heritage site. Situated slightly further from the town centre (roughly 15-20 min walk), it is far less touristic, and when we visited it, there was no one except for...More

Thank KirillLukjanov
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

St.Martin's is the oldest English-speaking church still active. It is a small church with little to explore but rich History. It is surrounded by a cemetery and it is quiet and peaceful. We were greated at the entrance with a map of the church with...More

Thank Carolina G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Th story of this church I sjust amazing. You can also follow the walk of queen Bertha from the church into canterbury cathedral. Amazingly atmospheric

Thank Enka29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether you are exploring for religious or secular reasons, this is a place that you should visit if in Canterbury. The principal section represents literally the oldest functioning church in England, but there is one part of the building that may even be Roman in...More

Thank rodney3rd
Reviewed 20 July 2018

The grounds are quite lovely here to see some old tombstones surrounding one of the oldest (if not oldest) active churches in England. The building is petite and charming.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 12 June 2018

St. Martin's is said to be England's oldest church in continuous use. It's located off a fairly busy road in Canterbury, but the church yard itself is quiet and secluded, and seems more like a country church than a big-city church. It is not far...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood of Canterbury and about 15 mins walk from the famous Canterbury Cathedral, this oldest church in continuous use in the entire English-speaking world, is often given a miss by tourist visiting the more well-known and famous Canterbury Cathedral. If...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Small, very old church from 1400. There was a small brochure so you could walk around and see what things are. And also someone in the church happy to fill you in.

Thank loving_midlife
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This is a small church not far from St Augustine’s Abbey and the main tourist area. It is from the 4th century and in great shape still. It is a lovely church with an interesting cemetery surrounding it. It is easy to find and worth...More

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