Evening closure of Precincts, Tues 26 – Sat 30 September
Due to the Luxmuralis light show and the need to manage large queues, public entry to the Precincts after 17:30 will only be possible for Luxmuralis ticket holders or those attending Choral Evensong.
Planning your visit? Remember to check our upcoming closures.
What's On Guide
Discover the special services, 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?
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