Where history happens and memories are made.
The Cathedral offers a perfect day out for families of all ages, with plenty for your young explorers to discover.
There have been 105 Archbishops of Canterbury, beginning with St Augustine in 597 AD.
The current Archbishop is The Most Reverend, Justin Welby.
Bell Harry Tower (the tallest point of the Cathedral) is 250 feet in height from the ground – that’s the same as 15 double-decker buses stacked on top of each other!
The Cloister ceiling contains over 800 bosses featuring heraldy and crests from families who contributed towards it’s reconstruction.
If you look closely, you can spot a hare, a starfish and even a mermaid!
Celebrate with us
Lent and Easter
Join us for worship, Lenten pilgrimages, family services, mini-talks, origami sessions, and a Children’s Easter Workshop.
All our services are free to attend.
We need your help!
Our bestiary (a book about animals) was written and decorated over 700 years ago – but was never finished. Some animals were never illustrated, and some of the illustrations were never coloured.
Can you help us by colouring in the animals?
The illustrations can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. Simply print them out and keep your little artists happy whilst on your visit.
We’d love to see your finished work. Share them on social media by tagging @cburycathedral on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Book your tickets
Tickets start from £15.50 or free if you are a local resident and have a Cathedral Pass*.
*Our relaunched Cathedral Pass is coming soon.
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If you look, of the millions who have visited and worked here, many have left a trace to be seen.