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Eastbridge Hospital | Things to do

Eastbridge Hospital

Eastbridge Hospital


Learn about the fascinating story of Eastbridge Hospital, used by poor Pilgrims to rest their heads during a visit to the shrine of Thomas Becket. Don't miss the restored chapels, sleeping quarters and dining hall.

Since its foundation in the 12th century the Archbishop of Canterbury has been the patron. Originally created to provide for pilgrims visiting the tomb of St Thomas Becket, for over 800 years the Eastbridge has given shelter and help to pilgrims, soldiers, local societies and schoolchildren. For the last 400 years it has provided and still provides, a permanent home to a number of elderly people.

What you need to know
Opening times

Due to the Covid pandemic the Eastbridge Hospital is currently closed


25 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BD