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Canterbury Cathedral is a '101 Must Visit' location in Kent and once you see it you will know how it got its 'UNESCO World Heritage Site' status. The Cathedral was founded in 597 AD on the remains of a previous Saxon church, so your tour will be packed with amazing stories from its 1,400 years of history. Make sure you visit their archives too, Canterbury Archives (see and if you want to spoil yourselves, stay in the hotel they have on their campus, Canterbury Lodge. It is really impressive, especially at night when the cathedral is lit up. Be sure to book ahead though as they only have 35 rooms and it is a very popular hotel. Mental note: The Cathedral has a great shop for gifts.

Visitor entry prices

Child (aged 17 and under): FREE when accompanied by a paying adult (maximum two children per paying adult). Kids Go Free until 31 October 2021

Adult (aged 18 and over): £14.00 (inclusive of VAT). There is also the option to make an additional £3 donation to support our stewardship of the Cathedral

Timed entry tickets must be pre-booked online via our website. This is to help us safely manage physical distancing and the number of people in the Cathedral and Precincts. At present, we are only accepting bookings up to two weeks in advance of when you intend to visit.

 Tour duration: 1 to 2 hours

Opening Hours

Open all year round from 9am to 5pm.


Canterbury Cathedral 
Cathedral House11 The Precincts 
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