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  • Address: Canterbury Cathedral, Cathedral House, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury, United Kingdom CT1 2EH, England
  • Hours: Summer: Mon-Sat 9:00am-5:30pm, Winter: Mon-Sat 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Admission: Adults: £9.50, Children: £6.50

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Canterbury Cathedral

As one of the most important pilgrimage sites of medieval Europe, Canterbury’s iconic cathedral is worthy of its UNESCO World Heritage status and remains an important center of Christian worship. Originally founded in 597 by St Augustine, the first Archbishop of Canterbury, Canterbury Cathedral is the oldest church in England still in use and largely regarded as the birthplace of English Christianity. The present day cathedral owes much of its structure to a series of 11th and 12th century reconstructions, with highlights including the 235-foot-high Bell Harry Tower and over 1,200 square meters of early medieval stained glass windows.

The cathedral also hosts the poignant shrine of St Thomas Becket, the one-time Archbishop of Canterbury who was murdered in the cathedral in 1170 at the hands of King Henry II's knights. Immortalized in Geoffrey Chaucer’s 14th-century book, The Canterbury Tales, which tells the story of a group of pilgrims traveling to visit the shrine, Becket’s tomb was later destroyed in 1538 by King Henry VIII and today, a single candle marks the spot where it once stood.

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Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour, ... 
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Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour

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Escape the hustle-bustle of London for a day and travel to the English countryside for a tour of Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover. Enjoy a private ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.82
Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover and Greenwich with Thames River Cruise Tour from London, ... 
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Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover and Greenwich with Thames River Cruise Tour from London

4 star rating: Recommended 90 Reviews

A fun-filled day of British history, scenery and aquatic adventure, take this luxury coach trip to Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich. Begin with a ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.45
Day-Trip to Canterbury and Dover from London, London, Day Trips
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Day-Trip to Canterbury and Dover from London

4 star rating: Recommended 52 Reviews

On this mini coach tour, take a journey into the county of Kent. View the famous White Cliffs of Dover, explore Dover Castle, and visit historic Canterbury. ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $83.14
Canterbury, Leeds Castle and White Cliffs of Dover Small-Group Tour from London, London, Day Trips
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Canterbury, Leeds Castle and White Cliffs of Dover Small-Group Tour from London

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 32 Reviews

Discover the oh-so-English delights of Kent on this exciting tour from London, and visit Canterbury, the White Cliffs of Dover and Leeds Castle in one day! ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $170.24
Private Tour: Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and White Cliffs of Dover Tour from London, ... 
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Private Tour: Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and White Cliffs of Dover Tour from London

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This is a private tour for up to 8 people. Step back in time and discover Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and the White Cliffs of Dover. An opportunity to ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $725.85
Leeds Castle Private Viewing, Canterbury and Greenwich Day Trip from London, London, Private ... 
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Leeds Castle Private Viewing, Canterbury and Greenwich Day Trip from London

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1610 Reviews

Spend a day touring the highlights of Kent on this day trip from London. Enjoy an exclusive private viewing of beautiful Leeds Castle, visit UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $121.41
Christmas Lunch in Canterbury, London, Day Trips
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Christmas Lunch in Canterbury

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Celebrate Christmas Day on a tour of the beautiful English countryside. You’ll visit Canterbury, enjoy a delicious traditional Christmas lunch, see the White ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $157.05
Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Cliffs of Dover Custom Day Trip, London, Christmas
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Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Cliffs of Dover Custom Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 810 Reviews

Travel to Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and White Cliffs of Dover. Our custom day trip guarantees unbeatable low prices, deluxe coaches, experienced ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $73.90
Boxing Day Tour from London: Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich, London, Day Trips
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Boxing Day Tour from London: Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich

Escape the hustle and bustle of London on Boxing Day and instead take a day trip to some of England’s most spectacular sights: Leeds Castle, Canterbury and ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.33
Christmas Eve at Leeds Castle, Canterbury and Dover, London, Christmas
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Christmas Eve at Leeds Castle, Canterbury and Dover

Make the most of your Christmas Eve in London on this day trip to some of England’s most spectacular sights: Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover. ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.82

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