Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral has a tradition of visitor welcome that reaches back to the days of medieval pilgrimage. To all visitors we extend a warm welcome and hope that they too will enjoy sharing with us the beauty of one of the great holy places of Christendom.

Canterbury Cathedral, together with St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s Church make up Canterbury’s World Heritage Site.

The Cathedral and its history


St Augustine, sent by Pope Gregory the Great, arrived in 597AD as a missionary and became the first Archbishop, establishing his seat (or ‘Cathedra’) in Canterbury. In 1170 Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in the Cathedral and ever since, the Cathedral has attracted thousands of pilgrims, as told most famously in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

The Cathedral houses a Romanesque Crypt, dating back to the 11th century, a 12th century early Gothic Quire and a 14th Century Perpendicular Nave. Beautiful medieval stained glass windows illustrate miracles and stories associated with St Thomas.

 

Tickets available from this attraction

Saturday 6th April 2019

09.00 - 17.00 (Quire closes at 14.30hrs for Evensong)

Enjoy free entry to Canterbury Cathedral and grounds for two people during normal visiting hours. Please note the Cathedral is a working church, and it, or parts of it, may close, sometimes at short notice, for special events or service. Always check up-to-date opening times, and possible restrictions.

100 Tickets 1329 entries

Sunday 7th April 2019

12.30-14.00

Enjoy free entry to Canterbury Cathedral and grounds for two people during normal visiting hours. Please note the Cathedral is a working church, and it, or parts of it, may close, sometimes at short notice, for special events or service. Always check up-to-date opening times, and possible restrictions.

50 Tickets 1179 entries

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Mon-Sat 09.00-17.00, Sun 12.30-14.00

The Precincts, Canterbury

CT1 2EH
Website
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Phone
01227 762862
Email
Standard ticket prices
£12.50
Nearest Station
Canterbury East or West, 0.6 miles
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