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Canterbury Norman Castle

Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PR, England
+44 1227 378100
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This is CURRENTLY closed as the structure is in a dangerous state due to falling masonry. There... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Margaret Mary O
London, United Kingdom
Sad & Empty

It's only the outer walls for the most part, other than one tiny stair/tower area you can climb... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
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Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PR, England
+44 1227 378100

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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
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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...More

Thank Archaeobuff
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...More

Thank Stuart C
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....More

Thank rayrest
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.

1  Thank berenicewatersm
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