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#ThanksToYou Guided Tours

To say thank you for supporting The Canterbury Journey and the Heritage Lottery Fund, Canterbury Cathedral will be offering a free guided tour or audio tour to National Lottery players during the week of 11 to 17 December 2017.

Bring your National Lottery ticket or Scratchcard to the Welcome Centre on your arrival and claim your free guided tour or audio guide (subject to availability, you may book guided tours in advance by emailing

Guided Tours

  • Weekdays (Monday to Friday) 10:30, 12:00 and 14:00
  • Saturday 10:30, 12:00 and 13:00
  • There are no guided tours on Sunday

Audio Tours

Visitors can use the excellent audio tours, available in seven languages, English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. The main tour lasts 40 minutes with an optional section lasting another 20 minutes which covers the Great Cloister and Chapter House. Audiotours are available from the kiosk in the Nave.

Please note: normal Precincts charges will still apply. Please see the entry charges page for details. The Cathedral is a working church, and it, or parts of it, regularly close for special services or events. Always check restrictions before visiting on our ‘Closures’ page.

The Canterbury Journey

Canterbury Cathedral has received £13.8m from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This money (together with £10.9 from charitable and private donors) has paid for the Cathedral’s current restoration project, The Canterbury Journey.

The National Lottery

National Lottery players raise, on average, over £30 million each week for projects all over the country. In total £37 billion has been raised for Good Causes since The National Lottery began in 1994 and more than 510,000 individual grants have been made across the UK, the majority (70 per cent) of which are for £10,000 or less, helping small projects make a big difference in their community!

The Heritage Lottery Fund

Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about – from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife.

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