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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 Tours

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, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 736 Reviews

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 $114.30
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Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover and Greenwich from London, London, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover and Greenwich from London

4.5 star rating: Recommended 79 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 $122.99
Day-Trip to Canterbury and Dover from London, London, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Day-Trip to Canterbury and Dover from London

4 star rating: Recommended 34 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 $93.58
Full-day White Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Cathedral Tour from London, London, Day Trips
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Full-day White Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Cathedral Tour from London

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Enjoy the world-famous White Cliffs of Dover, and visit Canterbury Cathedral in one great day tour from London. See the beautiful countryside and coastal views ...  Read more

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

From USD $53.47
Canterbury Day Tour With Option For White Cliffs of Dover, London, Day Trips
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Canterbury Day Tour With Option For White Cliffs of Dover

Take a private guided tour of the city of Canterbury and Canterbury Cathedral, the mother church for Anglicans worldwide and site of the martyrdom of Thomas ...  Read more

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

From USD $320.85
Canterbury, Leeds Castle and White Cliffs of Dover Small-Group Tour from London, London, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Canterbury, Leeds Castle and White Cliffs of Dover Small-Group Tour from London

4 star rating: Recommended 9 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 $174.46
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Christmas Day in Canterbury, Dover, and Greenwich from London with Lunch, London, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Christmas Day in Canterbury, Dover, and Greenwich from London with Lunch

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 1 Review

Enjoy an unforgettable Dickensian Christmas in Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich. This tour takes you through the stunning countryside of Kent to Canterbury ...  Read more

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

From USD $163.10
Private Tour of Leeds Castle and Canterbury, London, Christmas
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Private Tour of Leeds Castle and Canterbury

You’ll depart from London in the morning on a drive to Leeds Castle, the former royal residence of 6 of England's medieval queens. The palace was transformed ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 to 8 hrs

From USD $835.55
Early Access Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Greenwich from London, London, Attraction ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Early Access Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Greenwich from London

4.5 star rating: Recommended 352 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 $119.12
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Leeds Castle, Canterbury and Dover Tour from London, London, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Leeds Castle, Canterbury and Dover Tour from London

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Review

Visit the three most attractive sites in the South East of the country including Leeds castle and its gardens, the medieval town of Canterbury including ...  Read more

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

From USD $100.27

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