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“Cradle of Christianity in Britain”

Canterbury Cathedral
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USD 730.33*
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Private Tour: Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and White Cliffs of Dover Tour...
Ranked #1 of 107 things to do in Canterbury
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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“Cradle of Christianity in Britain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

We appreciated being able to visit the site where St. Thomas Becket was murdered. The Cathedral is a very good example of English gothic architecture.

Visited September 2012
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“Cathedral”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

It was a flying visit but I love Cantebury Cathedral. It is very atmospheric. Also very impressed I was able to view the Cathedral free of charge.

Visited September 2012
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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“Canterbury Cathedral”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

What a rip off! Charging to enter the grounds. Salisbury Cathedral could teach them a lot about hospitality and how to tempt visitors into the Cathedral.

Visited September 2012
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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful building steeped in history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

Lots to see, make sure you put a few hours aside for this. Kings and Queens, Thomas Beckett, The Black Prince, 400 year old graffitti on the columns, stained glass windows, brass rubbings, gothic arches, the crypt and a beautiful choir rewarded our entrance fee.

Visited August 2012
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

A beautiful cathedral and well worth a visit. Yes it is expensive, but there is a lot to see and it's a huge building to upkeep. Well worth it in my opinion.

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