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Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury

Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury


25 High Street,

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

Accepts groups

Children welcomeGuided 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.


School Groups - Children/Students charged, Teachers free. Please contact us for group rates.



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Map reference: TR 147579  Lat: 51.27990 Long: 1.07834

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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Tours available. Partial disabled access.

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