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Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury

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. Put Eastbridge Hospital into our Canterbury trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Very easy to find as it on the Kings bridge a wonderful old building steeped in history, take time to explore all the nooks  more »
  • Tucked away in one of the main streets of Canterbury, this attraction could easily be missed but it is worth finding. The gentleman who greets you at the door is so knowledgeable and friendly. The his...  more »
  • It built as overnight accommodations for the pilgrims visiting St Thomas the Martyr shrine in Canterbury Cathedral. It has a very nice chapel, with some medieval wall paintings. The very old undercrof...  more »
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  • A rather disappointing medieval hospital maintained well by volunteers with nothing really worth seeing. No real history to be soaked up or expressed. The chapel above explains more but is a very much more modern example in comparison. Would of liked to of seen more atmosphere for my money!
  • Good value for money. Worth while poping in. I certainly learnt quite a bit whilst I was in there.
  • This place probably gets overlooked quite a lot, as it's entrance it just a small doorway on the high Street. Definitely worth a look, the building has a lot of history. And a 13th century fresco still remains on one of the walls.
  • Great staff. Helpful and intuitive.
  • Well kept and tells us so much about medieval times.

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