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Visiting the Cathedral

We can’t wait to welcome you back

The Cathedral reopens to visitors on 17 May 2021. Book your tickets now, and be amongst the first to rediscover the Cathedral’s amazing spaces. Kids Go Free until 31 October 2021 (T&Cs apply).

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A tradition of welcome

Canterbury Cathedral has a tradition of visitor welcome that reaches back to the days of medieval pilgrimage. We continue this tradition today, and look forward to welcoming you.

We’ve introduced a range of new safety measures to ensure your wellbeing, including one-way routes, enhanced cleaning regimes, hand sanitiser stations, distanced seating, additional signage and floor markings, and PPE for our staff, volunteers and Constables as appropriate. We’ve also achieved the ‘We’re Good To Go’ official UK mark to signal that we follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and have a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

From 17 May 2021, the UK Government has confirmed that COVID-19 Secure venues, such as places of worship, restaurants and hospitality venues, can continue to host larger numbers of people up to their social distancing capacity but that no one can visit in a group of more than 6, and that groups must not mix or form larger groups – see for details.

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