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    Heritage Open Days, Fri 12 Sep 2014, free entry

    Canterbury Cathedral, © Cathedral Enterprises

    Canterbury Cathedral, © Cathedral Enterprises

    Canterbury Cathedral © Cathedral Enterprises

    Canterbury Cathedral © Cathedral Enterprises

    Canterbury Cathedral, choir

    Canterbury Cathedral, choir

    Details

    When Queen Elizabeth agreed to accept groups of Walloon refugees in Canterbury she gave them St Alphege's Church in which to worship. After a year this proved to small, so she and the Dean and Chapter allowed them to move into the Cathedral Western Crypt, which at the time was used for the storage of wood and coal. Since then there has always been an independent refugee Calvinish church in the crypt, which worships every Sunday at 15:00 in French.

    Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberSpanish signs/guidesWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Fri 12 Sep 2014 11:00 to 12:00
    Partial wheelchair access.

    Prices

    Free entry

    Location

    Directions

    See location of Canterbury Cathedral on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TR 151578  Lat: 51.27878 Long: 1.08343

    The Cathedral is located in the centre of Canterbury, within walking distance of both Canterbury East and West stations. Canterbury is only 30 minutes drive from Dover (continental ferries) and Folkestone (Eurotunnel), making it an ideal stop-over en route to London. Fast speed trains bring passengers from Canterbury to London within 56 minutes.

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

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
    • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
    • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
    • Welcome HostWelcome Host
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
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