Canterbury Cathedral Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, United Kingdom | 01227 762862 | Website
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Very long queue to enter but worth the wait

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This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Assistance Dog, Wheelchair

Overview

We visited on Easter Saturday. We had to queue outside for over an hour to get in, but once inside, it was peaceful, relaxing, accessible (mostly) and very pleasant.

Transport & Parking

4

We arrived by motorhome and headed for the coach and motorhome parking next door to Sainsbury's. We were worried that it might be full, being a bank holiday weekend, but there was just one coach plus us. Parking was £15 for up to 12 hours for motorhomes. However, if you park a car in any pay and display car park, with blue badge, it's free. Shame they don't do the same for motorhomes with blue badge! Having parked, it was about a 15 minute walk to the cathedral. It is well signposted. The only difficulty is that many parts of the city are cobbled. It was manageable but hard work. There are also several places that lack dropped kerbs but most of the roads are either pedestrianised or very quiet, so I just wheeled down the middle of the road.

Access

4

The queue for the cathedral was awkward. They hadn't thought about wheelchair access in the queue - several mounting and dismounting high kerbs. Once inside though access was mostly excellent. We were given an access map, which was easy to follow and worked well. There were a few parts I couldn't get to but mostly I could see everything I wanted to.

Toilets

3.5

There are toilets outside at the east end of the cathedral. They were clean but not as spacious as I would like.

Staff

5

All staff were friendly and helpful. Advice and directions were given when asked but otherwise, they left us in peace.

Photos

Inside the main area of the cathedral, looking towards the alter. Huge stone columns and beautiful arched roof. Sign with a wheelchair in the middle and the words the martyrdom underneath with an arrow pointing left. Lady in wheelchair with assistance dog inside the cathedral. Outside path which is level and concreted.

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