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Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury
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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 ancient building is worth a quick visit when exploring Canterbury if you have an interest in history. It's not extensive and costs £2 each. Allow 15 mins or a bit longer of you want to read all t...  more »
  • This little surprising museum-cum-refuge is a little gem, easily bypassed for the more fancied attractions. It began as a place of pilgrim hospitality, lovingly restored. It's only small ,but the info...  more »
  • A most knowledgeable curator shared his enthusiasm for this ancient building and its several notable aspects. Evidently, built as a refuge for weary pilgrims, and "designed" to sleep but a few, it oft...  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.