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St. Martin's Church

St. Martins Court North Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1QS, England
+44 1227 768072
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St. Martins Court North Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1QS, England
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"english speaking"
in 18 reviews
"opening times"
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"king ethelbert"
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"roman walls"
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"baptismal font"
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"roman times"
in 6 reviews
"local volunteers"
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"unesco site"
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"anglo saxon"
in 4 reviews
"peaceful place"
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"worth a visit"
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"city centre"
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"fascinating history"
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"pleasant walk"
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"bertha"
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"christianity"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Martin's is said to be England's oldest church in continuous use. It's located off a fairly busy road in Canterbury, but the church yard itself is quiet and secluded, and seems more like a country church than a big-city church. It is not far...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood of Canterbury and about 15 mins walk from the famous Canterbury Cathedral, this oldest church in continuous use in the entire English-speaking world, is often given a miss by tourist visiting the more well-known and famous Canterbury Cathedral. If...More

Thank Rajib_Deysarkar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, very old church from 1400. There was a small brochure so you could walk around and see what things are. And also someone in the church happy to fill you in.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small church not far from St Augustine’s Abbey and the main tourist area. It is from the 4th century and in great shape still. It is a lovely church with an interesting cemetery surrounding it. It is easy to find and worth...More

Thank travelgirl201077
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

St Martin's hill, the site of the church, has several natural springs, and was the origin of the medieval water supply to the monks at Canterbury Cathedral. It is possible that a Roman (or Romano-Celtic) temple to a water god or godess was here, forming...More

Thank JanInJapan
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I was disappointed to find the church locked when I arrived but very soon a team of ladies arrived to do the Easter flowers and they allowed me to look around with a guide sheet. Fascinating to see how the building had been developed over...More

Thank Jill F
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

One of three churches in Canterbury inscribed by UNESCO, this is also the oldest of the three. Founded in 496 AD, this church predated both Canterbury Cathedral and St. Augustine Abbey. It's both the oldest church in England and the oldest church in continuous use....More

1  Thank macedonboy
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

This is the oldest church in the English speaking world which really gives one pause when standing inside it. It was established in 579 AD when the Catholic Queen Bertha of France married the pagan Anglo Saxon King Ethelbert. The church has well preserved Roman...More

2  Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

This UNESCO site is a short walk from town. It has an interesting graveyard which has seating so you can enjoy the afternoon sun. The church itself is very old and of historical significance.

1  Thank JeffroNZ
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

I December, I took my nephew to Canterbury for his tenth birthday. As French persons, we had heard about the famous cathedral but nothing about this church which turns out to be the oldest one in England ! During opening times, volunteers (we met a...More

Thank Marie-Albane C
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