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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 ground and Shop only. the Cathedral church opens at 12.30.

 

 

Adult

£15.50

 

Children (under 17)

Free

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

Free

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.
  • Discounts 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.
  • English Heritage members can also claim a 10% discount in the Cathedral Shop, online and in store. Valid until 31 March 2023. 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*   17:30
Sunday Choral Eucharist*  11:00
All are welcome and there is no charge to attend a service. *Live streamed online.

Services

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. 

Explore 

Stay at the Cathedral Lodge

A unique and contemporary hotel, situated within the private grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, part of a UNESCO designated World Heritage site. In a peaceful environment but only a couple of minutes’ walk to Canterbury's many attractions.

 

Prices from £102

Go to bed and wake up the next morning enjoying the breathtaking views of Canterbury Cathedral from your bedroom window!

Directions 

Located within a beautiful and inspirational environment, in the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral.

Get directions

Meetings and events 

Our modern conference centre at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge offers meeting delegates a truly memorable event. We also offer brides a very special and truly unique wedding reception venue.

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.

Address

Cathedral House
11 The Precincts
Canterbury
CT1 2EH
United Kingdom

Parking 

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

Donate

Your donations directly contribute to the Cathedral’s conservation – providing a space of worship, learning and fun for generations to come. Thank you, from all at Canterbury Cathedral, for considering supporting us in this way.

 

 

How can you help

It costs around £20,000 per day to ensure the Cathedral is a safe and beautiful place to visit and worship in. Your generosity helps not only with the upkeep of the Cathedral, but grants us the opportunity to keep serving our local, national, and international community.

See how you can get involved

Make a donation

We rely on the support of our incredible donors to sustain this magnificent building, where even the smallest of contributions can help in the biggest ways.

Fundraising

There are lots of ways you can raise money for Canterbury Cathedral. From organising a fundraiser with friends and family, to holding a sponsored event, or even taking on a personal challenge.

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Delivery

All orders are processed as soon as possible, usually within 2-3 days, depending on the time the order is received. Please note that the office is closed at weekends so any orders taken then will be processed on the next working weekday. You will receive a confirmation e-mail when your order has been successfully placed.  If you don’t receive a confirmation and are unsure if the order has been taken, please contact us at
[email protected] and we will respond as soon as we can.

Delivery charges can be found in the chart below. We can ship to any destination in the world.  Please note that larger items may take slightly longer to arrive.  We cannot be held responsible for whether the goods are checked by customs or any local import taxes that may be applied.

 

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Returns

For all returns, please contact us at [email protected] and we can advise you on how to proceed. 

In the rare event of a faulty item being received we will either give you a full refund or send a replacement where possible.

Should you change your mind about a product and want to return it, a refund will be given on receipt of the item however, the cost of the return postage will not be refunded.

Contact details for returns:

Email:               [email protected]
Tel:                   01227 865300 (intl: +44 (0)1227 865300)
Address:           Canterbury Cathedral Shop, Cathedral House, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2EH, UK

What do I do if I’m having a problem making an order?

If you encounter any problems using the website, please contact us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Do you ship to the US?

Yes, we can ship to any destination in the world. Our delivery rates are shown above.

Can I pay American Express?

Yes, we accept all major credit and debit cards including Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

Can I pay by Paypal?

Yes, select Paypal at checkout to pay using Paypal.

I’ve seen an item in the shop in Canterbury but can’t find it on the website?

Not all our products are suitable for mailing however, if you’ve seen an item in our shop in Canterbury but are unable to find it on the website, contact us at [email protected] and we may be able to help.

My order hasn’t arrived?

If you order hasn’t arrived or is taking longer than expected, please contact us at [email protected] so we can investigate and check with our mail handlers.

Do you have tracking information for my order?

Tracking information will only be available if you selected tracked delivery at checkout. All standard delivery options are untracked.

My order arrived damaged?

In the unlikely event that your order arrives damaged, please contact us so we can advise you on the best course of action i.e. sending replacements etc. If possible, send us a photo of the broken item or damaged packaging so we can contact our mail handlers.

Does my purchase help Canterbury Cathedral?

Yes, all profits made by Canterbury Cathedral Shop go directly to the upkeep of Canterbury Cathedral.