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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.
Under 16 £0.50
Students admitted at Concession price.
School Groups - Children/Students charged, Teachers free.
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|Notes||Open all year between Monday to 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.|
25 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BD
Map reference: TR 147579 Lat: 51.27990 Long: 1.07834
Accessible by Public Transport : 1 mile (1.6 kms) from Canterbury West/East station
Tours available. Partial disabled access.