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Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury

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Historic Site
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 historic building in the centre of the city is an absolute delight steeped in history dating right back to the 12th century when it was a place to stay for the pilgrims visiting Thomas Becket's t...  more »
  • walking down the street we came upon this low door and curiosity took us inside, stone floors, arched ceilings, sort of undercroft, where the pilgrims slept when making their long trek to the Cathedra...  more »
  • This is a spot you won't want to miss seeing. It is steeped in history and one can only image what it was like when the pilgrims landed there to stay the night. A unique place and a must to see  more »
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  • Great staff. Helpful and intuitive.
  • 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.