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Westgate Towers, Canterbury

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
Survey the 130 acre city centre and its old Roman wall from the battlements of the magnificent Canterbury Westgate Towers - the UK’s largest remaining medieval gateway.

Feel the terror of imprisonment within the medieval Westgate Towers, and witness the impact of the enlightened reforms of the Victorian Prison Reform Movement as you walk through the 1830’s gaol, which has reopened for the first time in over 130 years

Admission rates:

Family ticket: £6.00

Adult: £4.00

Child: £2.00

Concession: £3.00
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  • There's not too much about the towers, actually. You can't go in and they're relatively small. However, they do function as an entrance to a really nice area of town. Obviously, because of the time th...  read more »
  • This location has had a variety of incarnations over the years but at present there is a bar here which is really atmospheric and a great place to call in at after dinner. Mood lighting and history su...  read more »
  • This attraction is worth the time and 4 pound entry fee. The lady working there was very friendly, but limited in any knowledge outside the blurb on the walls. Still, a great excuse to enter such an o...  read more »
  • Pretty viewpoint of the city.
  • If you've seen the photo then you've seen all there is to see.
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