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Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury

Canterbury Cathedral is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England and is listed as a World Heritage Site. It is the cathedral of the Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion. Its history dates back to to 597AD when St Augustine was sent as a missionary to establish his seat (or 'Cathedra') in Canterbury. One of the most pivotal events in the Cathedrals history was the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170. The Cathedral has since been the attraction for thousands of Pilgrims as told in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

Architecturally the Cathedral is very impressive due to its size and ornate detail. There is also a large display of stained glass windows, some of which have survived from the late 12th and 13th centuries. To explore the Cathedral in full, you can hire an audio guide available in 7 languages or join a guided tour with experts who can answer your questions.

Opening Times

Summer weekday opening hours 9am - 5:30pm
Winter weekday opening times 9am - 5pm
Sundays 12:30 – 2:30pm

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Ticket Prices

Adults - £7.00
Concessions - £5.50

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Disabled Facilities

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More Information

Telephone: 01227 762862

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Location Map

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Canterbury Cathedral
Cathedral House
11 The Precincts

Hotels & Accommodation

The Chaucer Hotel The Chaucer Hotel
63 Ivy Lane, The Hall, Canterbury, CT1 1TU
Distance: 0.1 miles
ABode Canterbury ABode Canterbury
High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RX
Distance: 0.2 miles
The Falstaff Hotel The Falstaff Hotel
8-10 St Dunstan Street Kent, Canterbury, CT2 8AF
Distance: 0.4 miles

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