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Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury

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4.4/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web
Dating back to 597, Canterbury Cathedral is the oldest and arguably the most famous Christian structure in the UK. Forming part of a World Heritage Site, the cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Church of England and symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Reconstructed in 1174 after a devastating fire, the building was greatly enlarged to accommodate the flow of pilgrims visiting the shrine of Thomas Becket, the archbishop who was murdered in the cathedral by the order of King Henry II. A fine example of Gothic architecture, the cathedral is also noted for its collection of over 30,000 books and pamphlets printed before the 20th century. Using our international travel planner, Canterbury attractions like Canterbury Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a stunning building, vaulted ceilings, crypts, cloisters and statues. Loads of history, easily accessible, though mind that step. Do i think it's worth £12 a head? As a one off maybe, but not ...  read more »
  • We came for visit to Canterbury and went to see the evensong mass in the evening and we enjoyed views of the Cathedral and a very curious Sung mass lS, I recommend it as a part of the experience.
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  • The place is interesting to visit. The Church is majestic. But the historical significance is higher than the architecture. Cradle of Christianity in England and, later, after retirement, became the headquarters of the Church of England (Anglican). I found it interesting that, in a small chapel in the Cathedral, from the sixteenth century meets a French Calvinist Reformed Congregation (Hughenote), with worship services in French.
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  • An absolutely beautiful and stunning cathedral. Amazing stainglass. Great history. Stunning chapels under the main church. Very peaceful place to sit. Beautiful walk in the grounds around the church. Unfortunately they have and entry fee. But it is free entry on Sundays for service. The ticket is valid for a whole year.
  • Wow, of all the churches I've been to in Europe, this one is the most impressive. Phenomenal demonstration of high perpendicular Gothic architecture. Definitely worth a day trip out here.
  • England's most important religious center. Enchanting and mystic site whose walls are charged with history. Must-see if you conquer the island coming from the continent. Fee are relatively expensive.
  • Beautiful example of a British city cathedral which is the heart of Anglican christianity. It's so very ancient which makes it even more interesting and - aside from the graffiti (old and new) - there are so many beautiful stained glass windows and carvings and the whole this is HUGE.... Worth a visit if you are nearby.
  • One of the most AMAZING place's that you must visit. ..... NOT NECESSARILY FOR RELIGIOS POURPOUSE ..... more like a plece that you must see
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