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Tickets and opening times

We can’t wait to welcome you to Canterbury Cathedral. Tickets can be booked online or are available to buy on the day at our visitor centre. Please check our website prior to your visit as opening times may be subject to change.

Monday to Saturday 09.00 - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)

Sunday 11.30* - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)
*Between 11.30-12.30, access is available to the Cathedral grounds and Shop only. The Cathedral church opens at 12.30.





Our standard visitor ticket is valid for 12 months, meaning you can re-visit the Cathedral as often as you want during that time at no extra cost.

Children (aged 17 and under)


Children go FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. (Max 2 children per paying adult; does not apply to group bookings or school visits). Children must be accompanied at all times.


Canterbury Students


Students studying full-time at local universities - Canterbury Christ Church University, University of Kent, University for the Creative Arts - enjoy FREE entry with their student ID.

English Heritage Members

20% discount on visitor entry

  • Not valid with other promotions or offers.
  • Discount applies to tickets bought on the door at our Visitor Centre only. Discount is not available for online booking. Standard price admission tickets cannot be refunded and exchanged for discounted tickets.
  • Valid until 31 March 2025. T&Cs apply.

Cathedral Pass

Locals can enjoy unlimited visits for the equivalent of just 10p per month!

You may be eligible for a Cathedral Pass if you:

  • work in the old city of Canterbury
  • live within 4 miles of Bell Harry tower, including within The Precincts
  • are a member of the Cathedral Congregation
  • are immediate family of a Cathedral staff member
  • are a member of any church in the diocese (on the parish electoral roll or equivalent)

Our Cathedral Pass cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions or offers.

Apply for The Cathedral Pass

Event calendar

Have a look at the range of events Canterbury Cathedral has on offer below.



What's on

There’s something for everyone – see what exciting events are currently taking place.

See what's on

Service times

Daily Eucharist   08:00
Lunchtime Eucharist   12:30 (Wednesdays and Feast Days only)
Daily Choral Evensong or Said Evening Prayer with Organ Meditation*   17:30
Sunday Choral Eucharist*  11:00
All are welcome and there is no charge to attend a service. *Live streamed online.


Online worship

Every day the Cathedral’s services are broadcast on our YouTube channel. It’s perfect for when you are unable to be here in person. 


Find us

We can't wait to welcome you to the Cathedral

Monday to Saturday 09.00 - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)
Sunday 11.30 - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)

Between 11.30-12.30, access is available to the Cathedral ground and Shop only. the Cathedral church opens at 12.30.


Cathedral House
11 The Precincts
United Kingdom


Parking in the Cathedral grounds is only available for Blue Badge holders, subject to limited availability and prior arrangement. There are several public car parks nearby. 

Find out more


Planning your visit? Remember to check our closures.

My favourite spot

My favourite part of the Cathedral is St Gabriel's chapel, a small intimate space encapsulating its earliest history, with secrets not found anywhere else

Robert S

My worship experience

The Cathedral has always been a place of refuge for me, peaceful and spiritual 

Ruth K

A place of comfort

When you go in, things that are bothering you or things that are happening in the world get put into perspective – it’s stood so long, seen so much and had so many people through it

Karen E

Lifestyle 340

"Every visitor, young or old, religious or not is welcomed and cared for."

Teresa - Volunteer

A warm welcome...

People you'll meet

The Cathedral exudes a warm, calm and welcoming atmosphere that is remarked upon by many. You can meet many inspiring people here, from our bishops and bellringers, to our stonemasons, our volunteers, and our constables.

Book your tickets

Tickets start from £17.00 or free if you are a local resident and have a Cathedral Pass

Lifestyle 421

"I breathe a thank you each day that I live in a place of such historic importance, spiritual significance and breath-taking beauty"

Barnaby - Volunteer

My favourite artefact

By Kevin Keeley

In amongst the grandeur of the Cathedral one simple object draws me, unerringly, to it every time I enter. The tomb of the French Bishop and Cardinal, seemingly abandoned, who was never able to return home, even in death. I always say good morning to him and thank him for not responding. This summer I am going to visit the town of Beauvais where he was their Bishop. How could I not?

What's on

Making History: Church State and Conflict

Reverend Max Kramer explores the complex, and often violent, story of Church-State relations through the centuries.

Other highlights

The War Horse

Discover the 20-foot War Horse - nicknamed Joey – built by students and staff from Canterbury College to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Medieval herbs

Nestled amongst the ruins of the former monastic dormitory, our re-imagined medicinal herb garden has over 80 plants, and is a beautiful spot to take some time out.


The Cathedral grounds are teeming with flora and fauna – you might even spot a stag beetle or peregrine falcon.

Much of our recent planting is intended to provide interest beyond the flowering period, with plants displaying interesting foliage or spectacular seeds heads.

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