FREE* Half term fun!
Tues 30 May, Wed 31 May and Thurs 1 June, 10:00-15:00
Carve your initials in stone and follow the trail map to explore different parts of the Cathedral, answering questions and completing challenges on the way!
Free* drop-in sessions for stone carving between 10:00 and 15:00, with activity book included.
*Free activity but normal Precinct charges apply
Book your tickets
Tickets start from £15.50 or free if you are a local resident and have a Cathedral Pass.
Explore and discover
With architectural triumphs, spectacular stained glass windows, and magnificent collections – discover all that the Cathedral and its grounds has to offer.
Tickets & opening times
Everything you need to know to plan your visit - from ticket prices to opening times to making the most of your day.
Have an inspiring day out filled with an abundance of historical and educational interests.
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?
Visiting with young children?
Canterbury Cathedral is an exciting experience for both you and your little ones. Come and meet Gregory Gargoyle and remember kids go free!
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