Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Worldwide Anglican Communion and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

The Cathedral has a tradition of visitor welcome that reaches back to the days of medieval pilgrimages and remains one of the oldest and most famous Christian places in the country.

Founded in 597 AD, it houses a Romanesque Crypt, 12th century Quire and some of the oldest and most beautiful syained glass windows in the country. In 1170, Thomas Becket was murdered in the Cathedral, and ever since the Cathedral has attracted thousands of visitors.

Opening Times

Mon to Sat: 9am – 4.30pm

Sun: 12.30 – 2.00pm

Closures or restrictions for Services or special events. Always check up-to-date opening times before travelling


Visit our website to see our Access Statement and Facilities for Visitors with Disabilities leaflet.

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