Canterbury Cathedral


Blessed Sacrament windowThe Precincts
Canterbury, CT1 2EH

Travel information

Canterbury is within easy reach of London, the Channel ports and Ashford International/Ebbsfleet (Eurostar).

By road From both M2 and M20 motorways, follow signs to the A2 or Canterbury.

By train: The Cathedral is situated in the centre of town and is a short walk from Canterbury East and Canterbury West stations. The new fast train connection from St Pancras takes 56 minutes to Canterbury West.


Parking is not possible within the Precincts except for a very limited provision for disabled drivers, by prior arrangement (Visits Office, tel. 01227 762862).

A drop-off point for coaches is available near the Cathedral. For drop-off and coach parking facilities, visit, or tel. 01227 378 100

Visitor Hours

Summer: 09.00-18.00* hrs Mon-Sat, 12.30-14.30* hrs Sun.
Winter: 09.00-17.00* hrs Mon-Sat, 12.30-14.30* hrs Sun.
* Last entry 30 minutes before closing time.

Closures and/or restrictions during Services and/or special events. Always check up-to-date opening times before visiting, or tel 01227 762862.


There is a charge to enter the Precincts/Cathedral. Charges from July 2017: adults �12.50, seniors �11.50. 1 Adult plus up to 2 children �23.00, 2 Adults plus up to 3 children �33.00.

Arranged visits

Guided Tours

Facilities range from guided tours, audiotours and audiovisuals to �behind-the-scenes� tours to Stained Glass Studio, Stone Conservation Workshop, Archives and Library. For charges, contact the Visits Office.


Visits Office, Schools Office, Tel 01227 762862

School Visits

The Schools Department provides high calibre resources and support to visiting school groups and teachers from infant to secondary, enabling them to interpret the building and enhance the quality of their visit. Facilities range from guided tours, themed trails and project work to a wide selection of specialised educational publications. For more details, visit



Daily worship starts with Matins and finishes with Evensong or Compline.


Worship page


Events page


    A large range of guidebooks, publications, souvenirs and gifts to suit every pocket is available. The main shop is situated at the exit from the Precincts and there are several sale points in the Cathedral. A mail order service is also available, The Cathedral caf�, right next to entry gate, offers a wide range of mostly locally produced food and drinks. During the summer season, a kiosk also offers refreshments. The Cathedral is situated in the centre of town and there is wide choice of restaurants, pubs and shops.

    There are public toilets situated within the Cathedral Precincts.

Facilities for disabled

    A wide range of facilities including toilets, ramps, lifts, wheelchairs, large print material, sign interpretation, specialised guides, sub-titled audio-visual and a hearing system are available. Visit for a downloadable version of the Cathedral’s Access Statement and/or disabled leaflet. Alternatively, contact the Visits Office, 01227 762862.

Further information


Visits Office

Telephone number

01227 762862

Email address

Facsimile number

01227 865222

Website address

Canterbury Cathedral