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Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury

Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury


Eastbridge Hospital

01227 471688


25 High Street,


The Eastbridge Hospital was founded in 1180 following the martyrdom of St Thomas Becket on 29th December 1170 in Canterbury Cathedral, as accommodation for poor Pilgrims visiting his tomb.

Today Eastbridge Hospital has two Chapels, The Sleeping Quarters (undercroft) and Dining Hall (refectory) all restored and can be seen as they once were by the Pilgrims Chaucer so vividly described.

Today Eastbridge Hospital provides Almhouse accommodation for elderly persons, currently having 8 flats all occupied.

Accepts groups

Guided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Tours available. Partial disabled access.

Opening details

Eastbridge Hospital is open all year between Monday and Saturday (inclusive) 10am to 5pm and closed on Sundays.

Worship takes place in both the Eastbridge Hospital and Greyfriars Chapel throughout the week. Visitors are welcome to join us.


Adult £2.00
Child and concessions £1.00

Students admitted at Concession price.
School Groups - Children/Students charged, Teachers free.



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Map reference: TR 147579  Lat: 51.27994 Long: 1.07842

Situated in Canterbury High Street within easy walk of the Bus Station and both rail stations.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury West/East station


  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Tours available. Partial disabled access.

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