Advent and Christmas
What's On Guide
Discover our many special services, events, family-friendly activities and new visitor experiences.
Our guided tours are the perfect way to discover the Cathedral’s amazing history, spaces, and secrets.
Tours can be booked at our Visitor Experience Desk on arrival.
Discover the Cathedral’s history through its soaring architecture, glorious spaces, and the people who made it what it is today, told by our wonderful tour guides.
Also available in German, French, Dutch, Swedish and Russian.
Through the Stained Glass Window
New techniques have established that the stained-glass windows at Canterbury Cathedral are among the oldest in the world. This new guided tour introduces the history and range of our stained glass.
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.
Stay with us
Make your trip an unforgettable experience by staying in our first-class accommodation, the Cathedral Lodge.
This stunning accommodation includes entry to the Cathedral and is located in the best possible place in the city – on the Cathedral grounds.
Uncover artefacts, history, and art through our selection of intriguing exhibitions.
The War Horse
Discover the 20-foot War Horse - nicknamed Joey – built by students and staff from Canterbury College to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Nestled amongst the ruins of the former monastic dormitory, our re-imagined medicinal herb garden has over 80 plants, and is a beautiful spot to take some time out.
The Cathedral grounds are teeming with flora and fauna – you might even spot a stag beetle or peregrine falcon.
Much of our recent planting is intended to provide interest beyond the flowering period, with plants displaying interesting foliage or spectacular seeds heads.
Shop with us
From souvenirs to stunning jewellery, take a look at the spectacular range of products in the Cathedral Shop, located near the Christ Church Gate. Every sale is greatly appreciated and goes towards supporting the Cathedral.