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Discover a day out 1,400 years in the making

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Discovery Days. Different events every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 - 25 August.
Girl's Choir


For more than 1,400 years God has been worshipped in Canterbury Cathedral. With its roots in the Benedictine tradition, the ongoing daily pattern of morning and evening prayer and Eucharist (Holy Communion) continues the prayers and praises of countless generations.

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Pilgrims and visitors have made their way to Canterbury Cathedral since the Middle Ages. We continue the ancient tradition of Benedictine hospitality, warmly inviting you to share with us the beauty of one of the great holy places of Christendom.

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Black Prince

Our Top Ten

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Herb Garden

Visitor Facilities

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Cathedral viewed from the campanile garden

How to find us

Maps and directions

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Virtual Tour

Explore our stunning spaces from the comfort of home

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‘England in stone’

Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion, seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Canterbury Cathedral’s thrilling history spans over 1,400 years, telling the stories that have shaped England.

Reviews 4.5 Tripadvisor – 2020 Travellers’ Choice Safe Travels Stamp

Great South Window

Cathedral Shop

Discover hundreds of unique products and special gifts in-store and online with our Cathedral Shop. All profits go towards the upkeep of Canterbury Cathedral.

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Canterbury Medieval Pageant

Canterbury, a World Heritage city

Chichen-Itza, Petra, Lalibela, the Giza Pyramids, the Taj Mahal – Canterbury sits alongside these as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the three parts that make up Canterbury’s World Heritage site – Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, and St Martin’s Church.

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Wedding at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

A unique and contemporary hotel and conference venue situated in the stunning grounds of Canterbury Cathedral. Renowned for stylish and comfortable hotel accommodation with stunning views of the Cathedral and a superb conference venue for events and wedding receptions.

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