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Christ Church Gate 11E The Precincts | The Buttermarket, Canterbury CT1 2EE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gate stands as a dramatic entrance to the Cathedral precinct from the Buttermarket and would have made for a commanding presence when built in the early sixteenth century. Over the years there have been many changes including early in the nineteenth century when an...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the main entrance to the Cathedral Precinct - it is a beautiful piece of architecture, but as with many monuments in Canterbury, not much is made of it and being surrounded by retail spaces kind of detracts from its importance. It really is...More

Thank Geemcee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Built in the early 1500s to honour the marriage of Prince Arthur to Catherine of Aragon, Christ Church Gate leading from the Buttermarket to the Cathedral is very impressive. Completely covered in stunning stone carving, with towers rebuilt in 1937 and a large bronze statue...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main entrance to the Cathedral Precincts is through Christ Church Gate (1517). It's a stunning piece of building and architecture, but not much else. Worth taking a photo, but it's on a shopping high street.

Thank Bubbles73uk
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Christ Church Gate is the entrace way to Canterbury Cathedral. A very impressive work of art with ornate statues and carvings. Lots of students congregate next to the gate at the Canterbury War Memorial in Buttermarket Square

Thank VW49
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Great area, rich with history and architecture. We loved it. Some amazing shops in there as well. I couldn't stop staring at the gates, what an entrance!

Thank Tarbrow
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Intricate and bold, an amazing entrance to a beautiful and wonderful building. Some nice shops and restaurants in the area too.

Thank SaleFamily
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This gate is the entrance to Canterbury Cathedral have been past many times day and night, going and coming back from cricket having stayed in different hotels in the area.We have eaten in various restaurants very nice area lots to see, lots of history all...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018

Yes the green jesus is terrifying but it's still an amazing piece of architecture - well worth checking out

Thank Canterburyresident
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

A very grand entrance into the cathedral. The statute on the outside guards the way in. This gatehouse holds the ticket booth, so you'll see it on your way into the cathedral. But free to view for all.

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