Canterbury Norman Castle, Canterbury

Canterbury Norman Castle is located in Canterbury. Canterbury Norman Castle is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Canterbury Edition.
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  • July 8, 2017
    This is CURRENTLY closed as the structure is in a dangerous state due to falling masonry. There isn't a lot to see as far as I could ascertain as it appears to be a ruin. Unable to say any more about ...  more »
  • July 7, 2017
    Unfortunately it is in total abandonment and not open to the public. A piece of history that should be appropriately valued. Worth a quick visit.
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  • July 2, 2017
    It's only the outer walls for the most part, other than one tiny stair/tower area you can climb. Unfortunately there were a couple teenagers kissing in it when we were going up for a view. We parked a...  more »
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  • A good little add on to your day in Canterbury is to take a short stroll up from the old town to this mostly untouched and peaceful historical site. Nestled in a small garden adjoining a cemetery and chapel, the informative signposts give an insight into the history of the site.
  • Great piece of history in Canterbury. The castle was never used for war purposes but its condition it is not ideal. It seems like the city doesn't pay much attention to it, although I may be wrong because it was close when I visited it. But is worthy a visit, you don't find those normand castles every corner or in every city
  • Canterbury is definitely one of the places close to London that everyone should visit. It's not only the cathedral and adorable town centre but also the castle which is a great place to find out about the history of the town. The access is free and it's just a few minutes walk away from the cathedral and museum. You can climb on the top of the tower for an amazing view of the area!
  • Nice little piece of history to have a short walk and enjoy the grounds for free!
  • Small little park guess it's good to look at but not as impressive as the rest of the city

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To explore Canterbury at your own pace, book your rooms at a family-run hotel in the heart of this historical city. Staying in this area keeps you close to all of the city's main historical sites, as well as its major shopping center. Family-run hotels offer traditional values, warm hospitality, and fully-licensed bars and restaurants, all at a fraction of the cost of the big hotel chains. For an equally comfortable and affordable stay, consider one of many centrally located guesthouses, which feature elegant rooms and covered courtyards.
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