In August 2009, we paid GBP 7.50 entrance fee as regular adult entry.
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Canterbury Cathedral I am not just your friend...... I love you!
KN From California and a Christ Church Alumni
Have been here a couple of times and would definitely revisit. A very special visit was when my mate and I got accompanied access to going through the entire length of the roof. It was quite awesome to look down to the nave from such a height through small round vents in the ceiling. Another interesting point was to read the names of various craftsmen, of various trades, that had worked on the Cathedral over the centuries. These had been carved into the beams and stonework…..Fascinatiing!!!
Having reached the end of the roof, it was found that the descending staircase in one of the towers was inaccessible……..we had climb on to the outside roof and clamber across to the other tower to descend!!!! What an experience….Fabulous!!! Wasn’t sure about the Health and Safety though………..!
The Cathedral remains the staunch capital of the Anglican Church, and putting religion aside, is a fantastic archetectural accomplishment full of its own beauty. Well worth a visit, particularly Thomas Becket’s corner…you can sense the history.
If you're ever in Kent, the Canterbury Cathedral is a must. University of Kent students get in for free, otherwise it's 6 pounds (regular adult entry). It's probably my most favorite cathedral, the architecture inside the cathedral is impressive as you can see the history actually unfold with it's distinct differences. Might as well take a guided tour as well, what you learn about in the Crypt is amazing. If you keep up with it's events, they usually have various music performances. My favorite was the Christmas Carol service!
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Konnie-Neukölln, 28 March 2010:
Although the Cathedreal is a little bit pricey this is definitely an amazing sight to see!
The architecture is simply stunning and it is possible to see The Martyrdom where St. Thomas à Becket was killed by four knights and therefor martyred.
It is amazing, haunting, beautiful and somehow I was drawn to this cathedral and the area around it.
Really nice place to go to although pricey however if you are a student at the University of Kent you can get in for free, although I’m not sure if they only include this in the evenings. However, it’s a landmark that simply has to be visited if you go to Canterbury. In the evenings it is lit up beautifully and you can see it from the many hills surrounding the city centre. It is right in the middle of many restaurants, pubs, clubs and shops - something for everyone! It is easily accesible by car, train or bus, but often quite busy on the weekends.
Canterbury Cathedral is the most beautiful cathedral I have visited and probably the most popular tourist attraction in Canterbury. there is a small entry fee but a must for any visitor to Canterbury for visitors and locals alike.
Canterbury Cathedral is such a special place, as the architecture, stained glass and cloisters are awe-inspiring.You can visit where Thomas Becket was struck down by the four knights and see the tomb of the Black Prince.
However, just walking around the Cathedral is not enough to experience the grandeur, you really have to try and attend a service to hear the voices soaring upwards and hear the organ playing. Unforgettable.
Very beautiful indeed. This is so big cathdral and I was nearly lost my way!
I went to Sunday afternoon , which allows me to go free admission. ( I did a little donation for appreciation)
I just could not believe human being made this cathdral and this is such an old history!
They have a guidebook in different languages ,which is very helpful.
If you visit Canterbury, you cannot miss the cathedral.
The Cathedral is without a doubt Canterburys biggest tourism spot. Maybe even kents. Its beautiful and just from the outside it seems magnificent. Inside, which yes you do have to pay for, is just as breath taking. I really enjoy going here. Winter is always a great time to go and see it as, obviously it gets darker earlier, when it is all lit up it looks just gorgeous and you can see so much detail with the lights on when you are standing a bit further away from it.
There are things on the inside which are so interesting. Definately worth the visit.
bEING THE CENTRE OF eNGLISH FAITH THIS BEAUTIFUL HISTORICAL BUILDING IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST. nO VISIT TO cANTERBURY iS COMPLETE WITHOUT time spent walking tghe hallowed aisles and reading the inscriptions and marvelling at the enormous undertaking this edfifice was. No one can fail to be mocve4d by the sheer splwendout and n quality of the building, If you are lucky to then to hear the monumentAL ORGAN PLAY AND THE VOICES OF THE CHOIRSTERS THEN YOUR VISIT HAS BEEN EXTRA BLESSED
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