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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 2024. 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*   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 Advent and Christmas closures.

Highlighted events

WEEKLY Monday - Saturday 10:30, 12:00 and 14:00 and Sundays 13:00

'The Inside Story' Tour

Discover the story of Canterbury Cathedral through its soaring architecture, beautiful medieval stained glass and the history that helped make and shape the Cathedral.

£5 per person. Book at our Visitor Centre.

1 December 2023 – Early January 2024

FREE* Gregory Gargoyle’s Angel Trail

Look for clues in the stained-glass windows, statues, stone, and wall paintings to find some of our many angels across the Cathedral and learn about their history and importance.

Return your completed trail to the Cathedral Shop and claim your prize!

Children (aged 17 and under) go FREE to the Cathedral, when accompanied by a paying adult.

*This event is included with visitor entry.

Monday 11 - Tuesday 19 December, 14:00-16:00

Santons de Provence Nativity Figures

The Huguenot Chapel will be open to visitors for all to view their collection of traditional Santons de Provence Nativity figures on display.

Sat 16 Dec, 10:00 - 15:00

FREE* Christmas Decoration Making

Hand craft your own unique angel decoration, perfect for hanging on your Christmas tree.

Children (aged 17 and under) go FREE to the Cathedral, when accompanied by a paying adult.

*This event is included with visitor entry.

Wed 20 - Fri 22 December, 10:00-15:00

FREE* Christmas Activities

This Christmas, after exploring our Cathedral, try your hand at our festive activities workshop and make flying angels, colour in angel-stained glass windows and much more.

Children (aged 17 and under) go FREE to the Cathedral, when accompanied by a paying adult.

*This event is included with visitor entry.

Martin Luther King Day (Mon 15 January) & Presidents’ Day (Monday 19 February), 11:15-12:30

American Connections Tour

Discover the strong bond that the Cathedral has with the United States.

Hear stories of the people who have shaped the history of the US, and learn how glass and stone from Canterbury Cathedral adorns American churches.

£5 per person, plus admission charge.

Advent and Christmas

The Song of the Angels

All are welcome to celebrate the Christmas season with us.

This year, Canterbury Cathedral delves into the story of the song of the Angels to the shepherds, bringing you a series of services, events and decorations to celebrate their message of peace and goodwill to all.

Advent and Christmas

What's On Guide

Discover our many special services, events, family-friendly activities and new visitor experiences.

Wednesdays 19:00-20:00 (4 Oct - 29 Nov)

Sacred Space

Rooted in the Christian tradition, Sacred Space offers an open and inclusive way to explore questions of faith through worship, discussion, music and silence.

This term’s theme: be curious - be present – reimagine

Located in the Crypt of Canterbury Cathedral, these events are followed by shared food.

Sacred Space is a partnership between Canterbury Cathedral and Canterbury Christ Church University Chaplaincy which was founded in 2018, led by the staff of both institutions to serve the students and young adults of Canterbury.

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