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St. Martin's Church

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St. Martins Court North Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1QS, England
+44 1227 768072
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

This was not widely advertised and I came across this church by chance. Wow, the history the place is fascinating - I didn't realise the historical significance of this church, or that it was part of the world heritage site, along with St Augustine's Abbey.The...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Got there at about 4pm on Sunday 5th March. The general introductory board at the entrance told us some of the history of the Church. But Tripadvisor had warned us it was best to phone first, so we might have a guide, and also could...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Check opening times before you visit. An incredible building including a very old font and some roman walls.

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Arriving in Canterbury, we jumped in a cab to get to this church on a Sunday morning right after its morning service. We were welcomed by several members of the congregation and encouraged to take a good luck at their ancient Church. It's a small...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

After walking quite a way out of the city centre to see this historic church, we were very disappointed to find that it was closed with no advertised opening ties other than services.

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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to look for this very historic place after reading a sign in Lady Wooten's Garden just outside the city walls. It told of a time long gone and a Frankish bride. So we had to see what turns out to be the oldest...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

The church lies outside the now historic centre of the city but should be visited. It is the oldest church in the English speaking world with sections that go back to Roman Britain and much that is Anglo-Saxon. Local volunteers manning it add to the...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2016

Fascinating history of this building. Off the beaten track but worth a visit. Friendly and knowledgeable guides.

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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Very atmospheric unique building, oldest church in Britain with Roman and Saxon architecture. Lovely guide with a friendly dog told us the story of King Aethelberht, Queen Bertha and Liudhard.

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

We visited this churchyard on the off chance in a visit to Canterbury. A peaceful, old churchyard with many tales. We were met by a local who told us some information and kindly gave us information on access, very kind. It was afterwards that we...More

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