29 January - 10 March 2024
FREE entry to Canterbury Cathedral Precincts
Enjoy free entry to large parts of the Cathedral’s Precincts daily from 9am to 9pm during our Free Precincts Trial (29 January - 10 March 2024).
Sightseers will only need to pay to enter the Cathedral building and areas including the Cloisters, Herb Garden and Chapter House during standard sightseeing hours.
During the Free Precincts Trial
Our Lounge is Open
The Lounge at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge will be open for food and drinks, between 10:00-16:00, during our Free Precincts Trial (29th January-10th March).
So, pop in for a hot drink or stay awhile to enjoy lunch, light snacks and a selection of sweet treats!
What's On Guide
Your guide to worship, events, family-friendly activities, and new visitor experiences at Canterbury Cathedral.
The number of years it took for the Nave to be completed, beginning in 1377. The Nave is one of the most magnificent surviving examples of English Perpendicular Gothic.
The height in feet of Bell Harry Tower, the tallest part of the Cathedral.
A masterpiece of medieval design and craftsmanship, it was completed approximately 30 years before Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries.
The number of medieval heraldic shields on the ceiling of the Cathedral’s Great Cloisters.
These coats of arms sport a range of symbols and motifs – including a mermaid and gold rabbit! What will you spot?
We're dog friendly!
Visitors can bring their well-behaved four-legged friends into the Cathedral building and grounds.
- Dogs must be on a short lead at all times.
- Owners must clean up after their dogs.
- Unfortunately, dogs aren’t able to accompany their owners on a guided tour or mini talk.
- Only assistance dogs are permitted at services.
- Dog bins are available.
Talks, tours and more
Canterbury Cathedral is a great addition to any itinerary.
From introductory talks to expert guided tours, we have a variety of options available.
Making History: Church State and Conflict
Explore the complex, and often violent, story of Church-State relations through the centuries