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Tickets and opening times

We can’t wait to welcome you to Canterbury Cathedral. Tickets can be booked online or are available to buy on the day at our visitor centre. Please check our website prior to your visit as opening times may be subject to change.

Monday to Saturday 09.00 - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)

Sunday 11.30* - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)
*Between 11.30-12.30, access is available to the Cathedral grounds and Shop only. The Cathedral church opens at 12.30.





Our standard visitor ticket is valid for 12 months, meaning you can re-visit the Cathedral as often as you want during that time at no extra cost.

Children (aged 17 and under)


Children go FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. (Max 2 children per paying adult; does not apply to group bookings or school visits). Children must be accompanied at all times.


Canterbury Students


Students studying full-time at local universities - Canterbury Christ Church University, University of Kent, University for the Creative Arts - enjoy FREE entry with their student ID.

English Heritage Members

20% discount on visitor entry

  • Not valid with other promotions or offers.
  • Discount applies to tickets bought on the door at our Visitor Centre only. Discount is not available for online booking. Standard price admission tickets cannot be refunded and exchanged for discounted tickets.
  • Valid until 31 March 2025. T&Cs apply.

Cathedral Pass

Locals can enjoy unlimited visits for the equivalent of just 10p per month!

You may be eligible for a Cathedral Pass if you:

  • work in the old city of Canterbury
  • live within 4 miles of Bell Harry tower, including within The Precincts
  • are a member of the Cathedral Congregation
  • are immediate family of a Cathedral staff member
  • are a member of any church in the diocese (on the parish electoral roll or equivalent)

Our Cathedral Pass cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions or offers.

Apply for The Cathedral Pass

Event calendar

Have a look at the range of events Canterbury Cathedral has on offer below.



What's on

There’s something for everyone – see what exciting events are currently taking place.

See what's on

Service times

Daily Eucharist   08:00
Lunchtime Eucharist   12:30 (Wednesdays and Feast Days only)
Daily Choral Evensong or Said Evening Prayer with Organ Meditation*   17:30
Sunday Choral Eucharist*  11:00
All are welcome and there is no charge to attend a service. *Live streamed online.


Online worship

Every day the Cathedral’s services are broadcast on our YouTube channel. It’s perfect for when you are unable to be here in person. 


Find us

We can't wait to welcome you to the Cathedral

Monday to Saturday 09.00 - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)
Sunday 11.30 - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)

Between 11.30-12.30, access is available to the Cathedral ground and Shop only. the Cathedral church opens at 12.30.


Cathedral House
11 The Precincts
United Kingdom


Parking in the Cathedral grounds is only available for Blue Badge holders, subject to limited availability and prior arrangement. There are several public car parks nearby. 

Find out more


Planning your visit? Remember to check our closures.

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"The Cathedral is a place in which the threads of English history meet and can be traced. A place of legacy and tradition, but also of relevance today"


A place to learn and engage

With Gregory Gargoyle’s Cathedral trails and regular family-friendly events and activities – including stone carving and storytelling during school holidays – there’s always lots for your young explorers to discover and enjoy.

Activities for children

Containing more than 50,000 books and pamphlets, our Archive & Library also holds an impressive collection of manuscripts, historic records, photographs, and maps dating back to the late 8th century.

Our Archive & Library

With links to local universities, the Cathedral supports academic research, creative practice, artistic projects, and collaborations, which in turn support our objectives to reach new and diverse audiences.

Educational visits 

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"Through its collections, library and learning resources the Cathedral offers a wealth of knowledge just waiting to be discovered."


A space for peace and reflection

With its roots in the Benedictine tradition, all are welcome to join our ongoing daily pattern of Morning and Evening Prayer and Eucharist (Holy Communion) which continues the prayers and praises of countless generations.

Worship at the Cathedral

A perfect way to offer personal prayers or reflection, by lighting a candle you can take a quiet moment for celebration or remembrance.

Worship at the Cathedral

An oasis of calm within the thriving city of Canterbury, the Cathedral and gardens offer a space of peaceful reflection for everyone.

Worship at the Cathedral

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"The Cathedral is just such a serene and peaceful place. It always feels like coming home, and a place for 'our family' to enjoy from anywhere in the world!"


Book your tickets

Tickets start from £17.00 or free if you are a local resident and have a Cathedral Pass

Keeping you safe

Did you know that Canterbury Cathedral has its own Constabulary?

Our officers are here 24/7 to protect this special site, and to ensure the safety of all who come to visit and worship at the Cathedral.

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"An absolutely first class stay made extra special by the stunning views. Anyone who stays here will love the wonderful experience."


A home for the night

The Lodge

Cathedral Lodge offers Canterbury’s best-located accommodation and conference facilities.

Superb, well-equipped bedrooms overlook beautiful gardens with wonderful Cathedral views.

You can also be assured that a tasty breakfast awaits you in the morning.

Cathedral Lodge is the perfect getaway destination for anyone visiting historic Canterbury.

Other highlights


Uncover artefacts, history, and art through our selection of intriguing exhibitions.

Talks and tours

Discover the Cathedral’s history, spaces and secrets with our expert tour guides.

A Place to Stay

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