Canterbury Cathedral Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, United Kingdom | 01227 762862 | Website

Venue Description

Canterbury Cathedral has a tradition of visitor welcome that reaches back to the days of medieval pilgrimages. St Augustine, sent by Pope Gregory the Great, arrived in 597 AD and became the first Archbishop, establishing his seat ‘Cathedra’ in Canterbury. In 1170 Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in the Cathedral and ever since, the Cathedral has attracted thousands of pilgrims. The Cathedral houses the most important collection of medieval stained glass windows in the country. It has a Romanesque Crypt, dating back to the11th Century, a 12th Century Quire and 14th Century Nave. The Cathedral, together with St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s Church, forms Canterbury’s World Heritage Site. The Cathedral Lodge, immediately next to the Cathedral, offers first class accommodation and conference facilities.


For full details, please visit our website,, for downloadable Access Statement and Facilities for Visitors with Disabilities leaflet.

Accessibility Guide

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Access Statement

Access Statement Link:


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We offer a wide range of facilities for visitors with additional needs, from BSL tours to materials for the blind. Staff in the Visits Office,, will be pleased to make arrangements to ensure that all visitors have a first class visitor experience.

Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

The Cathedral grounds are extensive and are available for dogs.

Other assistance dog facilities

The Welcome Centre has a water bowl.

The venue says it has...

  • Sign Language
  • Carer Discount
  • Dedicated Seating
  • Disabled Access
  • Induction Loop
  • Large Print
  • Disabled Parking
  • Overnight Accommodation
  • Access Statement

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