Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Tour one of Canterbury's oldest buildings at Eastbridge Hospital. Built in the 12th century, the site originally provided refuge for pilgrims on their way to Canterbury Cathedral following the murder of St. Thomas Beckett. Today, it continues to offer accommodations for the elderly of Canterbury. The well-maintained building hasn't changed much since its construction, and information boards upstairs in the chapel to give you a better outlook on the history of the place. Keep your eye out for temporary art exhibits, hosted here from time to time. By using our Canterbury vacation trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Eastbridge Hospital and other attractions in Canterbury.
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This was an amazing place to visit. The helpful member of staff explained the history in so much detail I didn't need to read the information signs. The Pilgrims' Chapel was my favourite room and appa... read more »
You certainly step back in time and atmosphere in this wonderfully preserved ancient gem in Canterbury. On the high street and really is a must visit if you can spare the time to pop in. Super welcome... read more »
The Eastbridge Hospital was founded in 1180 as accommodation for poor Pilgrims visiting the tomb of St. Thomas. Now it has two Chapels The Sleeping Quarters (undercroft) and Dining Hall (refectory). T... read more »
Well kept and tells us so much about medieval times.
Fascinating medieval pilgrim hospital, a hostel for poor travellers. To understand Canterbury and pilgrimages, this is an essential place to visit. Don't miss the chapel on the upper floor.
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