Guided tour

Canterbury: Guided Walking Tour

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Canterbury: Guided Walking Tour

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Explore the historic city of Canterbury on a guided walking tour. Hear tales of murder, ghosts, artists, and royalty from your qualified Green Badge Guide as you stroll through the medieval lanes and magnificent Cathedral Precincts.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Start in the Buttermarket, site of historic pilgrim inns and old bull stake
  • See the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral and the ruins of the old monastery
  • Explore the narrow cobbled lanes with their historical timber-framed buildings
  • Hear the dramatic stories of murder, ghosts, artists, and royalty
  • See the modern Marlowe Theatre, named after the playwright Christopher Marlowe
Full description

From medieval lanes and pilgrim inns to the majestic Cathedral's Precincts, travel back in time as your guide regales you with stories and reveals how the city has evolved over the years on this 90-minute guided walking tour.

Meet your Guide in the historic Buttermarket in central Canterbury and begin to explore this historic place. Walk through the narrow cobbled lanes with their timber-framed buildings and see magnificent views toward the Cathedral.

Admire the Crooked House, the Old Weavers' House and infamous ducking stool, and Eastbridge Hospital, a place of hospitality for Pilgrims since 1190. You’ll also see more modern architecture such as the Marlowe Theatre and its very own moving statue.

You will also journey around the outside of the Cathedral, and where possible see the ruins of the old monastery, the cloisters, and the grounds of the historic King's School.

  • 90-minute walking tour
  • Entry to attractions
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Please meet your guide at the Buttermarket, outside the main Cathedral Gate. Guides wear a red sash and hold a placard. Please arrive a few minutes before the tour start time.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • Although there are no steps or hills, please note that many of the pavements are narrow and uneven
  • Tours operate in all weather conditions
  • These daily tours are conducted in English
  • At the guide's discretion, visitors are welcome to bring a well-behaved dog on the tour
  • Routes vary slightly with each guide and may be varied at short notice due to access restrictions. Access within the Cathedral Precincts is subject to change at short notice
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Bob was our guide and he was very informative and entertaining. It’s a perfect way to get an overview of Canterbury. Highly recommended.

May 15, 2022

Julien brought Canterbury to life . Could have gone on all day . Brilliant.

April 30, 2022

Catherine our tour guide was amazing, she was very knowledgeable about Canterbury's history, answering questions along the way and she also brought some humour to the tour. We would definitely consider taking other family members on this tour next time we are in Canterbury.

April 30, 2022

Product ID: 409219