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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.

Rules of Engagement on Social Media

See also our Website Terms and Conditions


Welcome to Canterbury Cathedral's online community!

Through our social media accounts, we aim to share a range of content representing and celebrating Cathedral life, worship, history and more with our online audiences.

Social media is a great tool for self expression and bringing people together through shared experiences, interests and conversation, and we encourage thoughtful engagement and healthy debate on all our accounts.

To help everyone have the best possible experience when interacting with our social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram and X) and YouTube, we have created these rules of engagement. By interacting with any of these accounts, you agree to be bound by these rules.


Rules and restrictions

  • Stay safe: Please do not share personal or private information.
  • Be relevant: Self-promotion, spam, phishing, irrelevant messages and links are not allowed.
  • Treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are allowed, but impoliteness or unkindness is not.
  • Zero tolerance on harassment: Personal attacks, trolling, abuse, bullying of any kind and degrading comments about race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity, or any other discrimination will not be tolerated. Explicit, rude or aggressive content will not be tolerated.

Violation of these terms may result in your comments or messages being removed and/or your account being blocked by the Cathedral.


Positive guidelines

We encourage everyone to:

  • Comment, post questions and start discussions on our posts.
  • Message us with any questions about the Cathedral, including worship, visiting and other aspects.
  • Respect the privacy of others.
  • Contact us directly with any concerns.


Statement of use of social media by Canterbury Cathedral:

  • Canterbury Cathedral uses these accounts to communicate with audiences online.
  • Content is posted on this account by our small media team and monitored during normal office hours Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:00, excluding bank holidays.
  • Posts may not necessarily reflect the Cathedral’s official opinions or views.
  • Following an account does not imply the Cathedral’s support for the views expressed on that account.


Canterbury Cathedral reserves the right to add to or amend these terms at any time.

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