The Cathedral has been a place of worship for more than 1,400 years and is often described as 'England in stone' as its heritage is intrinsically linked to the country's history. From its first Archbishop, Augustine, who established Christianity in England to Archbishop Langton's role in the Magna Cart negotiations and the power struggle between King Henry II and Archbishop Thomas Becket - it has had a fascinating role in key historic events. It is a treasure house of paintings, sculptures, church silver, vestments, altar frontals, stained glass and much more. The Archive and Library hold an impressive collection of manuscripts, historic records, photographs, maps, and printed books dating back to the late 8th Century.

Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday
Last admission at 4pm
Last admission at 4pm.

Child - 17 years and under: Free* - when accompanied by a paying adult. Maximum of 2 children per adult
Cathedral pass holder, and local students: Free
English Heritage Members: Discount available
* Until 31st March 2024.

A small number of wheelchairs available for free loan for visitors. Lift by the Dean's Steps on the north east side for access to the Quire. Trinity Chapel is not accessible for wheelchair users. Very few disabled parking spaces available by prior arrangement.

Canterbury West - 11 minutes and Canterbury East - 10 minutes

Canterbury Bus Station, top of the High Street.

Park and Ride
Approaching from Dover: New Dover Road CT13EJ
Approaching from Ashford: Wincheap CT13TY
Pay & Display parking and car parks throughout the city.

Cafe • Shop • Toilet • Disabled Toilet

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