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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.


Heritage Open Days

September 2024


Every September, thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore.

To learn more about Heritage Open Days, visit



The tours on this page are all free to attend, but pre-booking is required, as spaces are limited. Should you wish to visit the Cathedral or St Augustine’s Abbey after your tour, standard visitor entry charges will apply.

Tours will go ahead regardless of weather conditions, so please bring weather-appropriate clothing if required and wear suitable footwear.

Canterbury Cathedral Memorial Garden & Bastion Chapel Tour

Fri 6 September, 11:30-12:30

Mon 9 September, 11:30-12:30

Wed 11 September, 11:30-12:30

A guided tour of Canterbury Cathedral’s Memorial Garden including the rare opportunity to visit the tiny medieval Bastion Chapel set in the city walls.

This tour will include walking on uneven surfaces, with low light levels at times. Please wear sensible footwear.

Canterbury Cathedral Precincts and Garden Tour

Sun 8 September, 14:00-15:15

Sun 15 September, 14:00-15:15

A guided tour of Canterbury Cathedral’s outside spaces, including the Great Cloister, Chapter House and monastery ruins, uncovering traces of the lives of the monks who were the site’s early inhabitants. Learn more about the creation of the Cathedral’s public gardens and discover how they are cared for today.

Queen Bertha’s Walking Tour

Tues 10 September, 11:00-12:30

Thurs 12 September, 11:00-12:30

Retrace the daily walk Queen Bertha of Kent took from St Martin’s Church, via St Augustine’s Abbey to Canterbury Cathedral, and learn about the re-introduction of Christianity to this part of the world by St Augustine in the 6th century as you pass other historic landmarks along the way.

Canterbury Cathedral Historic Graffiti Tour

Thurs 12 September: 12:30-13:45

Fri 13 September: 12:30-13:45

A guided tour of Canterbury Cathedral’s mysterious wall markings in the Eastern Crypt, depicting religious pictures and symbols. The tour will explore the origin of these marks and talk about who might have made them.

This tour will include walking on uneven surfaces, with low light levels at times. Please wear sensible footwear.

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