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Canterbury Norman Castle

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Address: Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PR, England
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Norman castle

Wire fenced off with no one working. Not sure why it is fenced off. Only one gate is opened so be prepared to walk around the castle and then your exit is locked, so you have to... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
ray r
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These are some interesting ruins of a Norman-era castle, which you can admire in passing from the outside - and it is worth a quick walk past if you are out in Canterbury on a day trip (for example, we stopped by walking from Westgate Gardens to Dane Jon). However, rather disappointingly, the entry was blocked off, so you couldn't... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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333 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a waste of time, don't bother. Its just ruins and nothing to see.But a nice reminder that it was an old city.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bare walls of a small but imposing Norman keep, adjacent to busy roundabout in one direction, Westgate gardens and monastic remains in another. Of interest because of construction, similar to Rochester castle on a much smaller scale. Dusty and hot in the summer.

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Thank 33ash
Sydney, Australia
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201 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This morning I walked up to have a look at what was left of Canterbury Castle. The castle was built in the early 12th century to shore up Norman control. Today it is a shell. One tower was still left to climb. Quite a good castle and I am an enthusiast - but this was not one of the interesting... More 

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Thank Archaeobuff
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138 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Fenced off with ugly wire fencing and no access to the interior. The visit Canterbury makes no mention of this and the staff in the visitor centre also neglected to tell me and had no information on it There are noticeboards around the site with information but without access they are slightly superfluous

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Thank Stuart C
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740 reviews
621 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Wire fenced off with no one working. Not sure why it is fenced off. Only one gate is opened so be prepared to walk around the castle and then your exit is locked, so you have to backtrack the way you came to get out. Not much to see here, just a 5 minute walk around and back. Located a... More 

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Thank ray r
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A once Normal castle, one of the oldest structures in Britain from the 11th Century. Some panels with its history displayed on its grounds.

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York, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Just a pile of stones; little information available. About a 5 minute walk through. Stop on your way into or out of Canterbury.

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Thank jcses
Essex, United Kingdom
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319 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Presumably some works are in progress, but English Heritage has not provided any signage to explain why the Castle is behind Heras fencing. Needs explanation.

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Thank Roy and Sarah C
London, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

On the edge of the old city this is worth going to. Despite the ravages of time and people there is quite a lot of the keep there to see and enter with good information boards around.

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