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Canterbury Norman Castle

Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PR, England
+44 1227 378100
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During our recent visit, one of the Canterbury things to see was the Norman Castle. However the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephen P
Abbots Langley, United Kingdom

Made our way to the site only to be met by the sign "closed due to to falling masonry" would have... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PR, England
+44 1227 378100

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our recent visit, one of the Canterbury things to see was the Norman Castle. However the site was in closed due to possible falling masonry from the historic ruins. I trust at our next visit we can access this remarkable historic site and any...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Made our way to the site only to be met by the sign "closed due to to falling masonry" would have ben nice (and polite) to have been informed of this prior to our visit.

Thank egallagher41
Reviewed 6 September 2017

It was a rainy day, and we couldn't go inside the castle, but its seems to be really small structure, and we couldn't all of it

Thank Caroline T
Reviewed 30 August 2017

It is a ruin, nothing more. When I was there there were some fences around it. The walls that you see in the photo is all that is there. So you can walk around it and that's it. The town wall is more impressive then...More

Thank GvP13
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This is CURRENTLY closed as the structure is in a dangerous state due to falling masonry. There isn't a lot to see as far as I could ascertain as it appears to be a ruin. Unable to say any more about it at this stage...More

Thank Margaret Mary O
Reviewed 3 July 2017

It's only the outer walls for the most part, other than one tiny stair/tower area you can climb. Unfortunately there were a couple teenagers kissing in it when we were going up for a view. We parked across the street and walked across to view,...More

Thank P_April2002
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Parked up nearby for a wander but found this fenced off as it's now crumbling and sign said it's dangerous. Such a shame as the council should keep this preserved

1  Thank 473nicola
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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...More

Thank Extralbion
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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.

1  Thank bootscooter55
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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.

Thank 33ash
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