Discover England’s First Cathedral

FREE entry for University of Kent students

With new events and activities, a major new exhibition, and free entry for University of Kent students*, there’s never been a better time to discover Canterbury Cathedral – UNESCO World Heritage Site, seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and resting place of saints and royalty.

Whether seeking out dragons and grotesques, admiring the medieval stained glass windows – including the oldest in Britain –  marvelling at carved tombs, or exploring the Cathedral’s stunning Cloisters and green spaces, there’s plenty to do.

New for 2022 is a major exhibition in the Cathedral’s Crypt – ‘Making History: Church, State and Conflict’ – which allows visitors to explore up close, for the first time, a unique collection of artefacts that tell the complex, and often violent, story of Church-State relations. Items on display include the battle shield of Edward The Black Prince, a grant from one of the four knights who murdered Thomas Becket, and The Accord of Winchester, the 11th-century document signed by William the Conqueror.

Discover more by visiting the Canterbury Cathedral website.

*Students studying full-time at local universities (University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, and the University for the Creative Arts) enjoy free entry with their student ID. Terms and conditions apply

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