the best of britain

view gallery

Canterbury Castle

Castle Street Canterbury CT1 2PR 01227 378 100

We say

This ruined castle, sitting on the southern edge of Canterbury's centre, is among the most ancient in Britain. Begun by William the Conqueror in 1070, by the late 1300s it had been overshadowed by the bigger fortifications at Dover and became a prison – by the seventeenth century it was already ruined. Today the roofless shell is surrounded by a quiet garden and inside you can climb part way up one of the towers. Walkways with helpful informations signs work their ways around the castle grounds before a narrow gateway through the stone walls takes you into the keep itself.

Have your say

You must be signed in to leave a review, please sign in or register with us to continue.

Sign In

Are you the owner?

If you're the owner of this place you can sign up for a 'Featured Owner' account so that you can add your own text, images and more...

Owner Sign Up

How much?



  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Ruins


Daily 8am–dusk

In Guides

Know another place like this?